Wyeth® Nutrition concluded its nationwide search for the nation's most inquisitive, creative, and curious "kid innovators" with the awarding of the top three finalists during the Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators Grand Finals at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Pasig City.
The Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators promotes kids' love for science and passion for innovation. Launched in 2015, the Search encourages students from ages 9 to 14 to submit their innovative science-related projects done either solo or in a group. From close to 20 teams from the different schools in the country, five outstanding teams were chosen to showcase their innovative projects in the grand finals with three teams to be declared as the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators winners.
Kid Innovator Jericho Villarico of Baguio City High School demonstrating his innovation, the Auto-call Doorknob to Chairman of the Board of Judges Dr. John Donnie A. Ramos during the Search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators Grand Finals 2016. Jericho’s innovation was among the Top 3 winners of the Search along with entries from St. Scholastica's College, Manila and Philippine Science High School - Central Visayas Campus.
The Search is part of Wyeth Nutrition’s efforts to help nurture every child's potential for greatness. It celebrates kids' exciting and meaningful journey to innovation with support from parents and educators.
"We are not only sparking curiosity and passion for innovation among young innovators, we are also sparking hope for the future. Through the Search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators, we believe that kids can make a difference through science and innovation that would greatly improve our society," Wyeth Nutrition President and General Manager Joseph Eugene David remarked.
Kid Innovators Katrina Ysabel Sison, Andrea Samantha Estrella and Adrianne A. Ong of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila shake hands with the Chairman of the Board of Judges Dr. John Donnie A. Ramos after their initial demonstration and interview during the Search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators Grand Finals 2016. Their innovation was among the Top 3 winners of the Search along with entries from Baguio City High School and Philippine Science High School - Central Visayas Campus.
From five participating teams in the grand finals, the following teams were recognized to be this year's winners of the Search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators: Jericho Villarico of Baguio City High School for his Auto-call Doorknob, Malycka Roz Rentuza and Hannah Nicole Gaudiel of Philippine Science High School – Central Visayas Campus for their Anti-Ripening Paper and Katrina Ysabel Sison, Andrea Samantha Estrella and Adrianne A. Ong of St. Scholastica's College, Manila for their Banana Stem Water Filtration and Distillation System.
Each of the winning teams received a cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP100,000) and a trophy, along with a science-and-technology showcase worth One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP100,000) for their respective schools.
The Search also celebrates Wyeth Nutrition's meaningful partnership with parents, the academe , public and private sectors in nurturing and inspiring more children to unleash the power of their curiosity. Alongside the declaration of the this season's winners, Wyeth Nutrition also launched the new season of the Search by including a new category for children from ages 5 to 8. The new category will allow "pupil-parent tandems" to submit their science project or activity as entry to the Search. The mechanics was also revised to make the Search more competitive and exciting.