FILE PHOTO (Photo by Francia Denise M. Arizabal/ The Varsitarian)

THE UNIVERSITY ended its seven-year streak as the “School of the Year” in the 9th Philippine Student Quill Awards, which recognizes sterling communication-related works by students nationwide.

UST, which won nine excellence awards during the virtual award ceremony on Aug. 18, lost the title to the De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, which bagged 11 excellence awards.

Far Eastern University, which won 10 excellence awards, was named first runner-up.

UST reaped a total of 28 awards in the Student Quill Awards.

The Varsitarian, UST’s 94-year-old official student publication, won four awards, including one excellence award for its story, “After 15 years, gates of Heaven’s Touch to close.”

The Varsitarian also won merit awards for its website and two other stories, namely: “Breaking down fees for UST’s enriched virtual mode” and “UST, UP scientists call on gov’t to consult with scientists on development projects.” 

Eleven entries from the Tiger Media Network and four each from TomasinoWeb and TOMCAT earned awards. Several UST journalism and communication arts students also won citations.

UST Angelicum College won seven awards, with one of its entries, “Tanglaw sa Dilim,” earning an excellence award.

The Philippine Student Quill is the junior division of the prestigious Philippine Quill Awards, an annual awards program for business communication.

Organized by the Philippine chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, the Student Quill follows a rigid seven-point scoring system set by the International Gold Quill Awards, which are given to top corporations across the globe. Joanne Christine P. Ramos


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