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The 2018 IB Visual Arts Higher Level Class Exhibit

The artists of this generation live a fast-paced and technologically advanced lifestyle. However, the concerns remain constant- identity, childhood, emotions, love, perceptions, beauty, family, change, growth, stress, pain, poverty, preserving nature, the meaning of life, and the material world. These are the same themes that humanity has expressed throughout the history of art.

For almost two years, Trina Mariel Araja, Beatriz Mari Binalingbing, Luz Jamine Castro, Joshua Raphael Catimpo, Seong Hyen Julia Cha, Andrio Jordan Fong, Ana Beatriz Gemperle, You Sun Jung, Yoojung Roxy Kweon, Annica Therese Mapua, Chloe Marie Rodriguez, Raphael Miguel Inigo Senson, Caroline Jaimee Ting and Megumi Tomas developed their chosen themes to create works in various forms, media, scale and genres using diverse processes and techniques to express their ideas and perspectives while deriving inspiration from the works of the masters and contemporary artists from both Western and Eastern traditions.

Some works aim to reveal a point of view while a number intend to shock. There are collections that aspire for action and a change of mindset. Particular pieces intend to evoke nostalgia and strike a chord. The purpose of each piece is as distinct as each of the artists featured in this art show. Each collection is different with a fresh story to tell about the artist’s individual truth. Every piece is a revelation of one’s stand on a subject and their perspectives informed by the their real or vicarious lives. While context changes, the compulsion to express is inherent. The extent by which art has progressed over time relies on this essential need.

The same need compelled our artists to explore possibilities. They experimented and combined ideas to achieve resolution with their intentions through media. This exhibit is their venue to connect to the audience and make a statement. This is a venture into being relevant through the visuals they have created.

Each artist is expressing a variation of an idea. It is their take on what it is to be human today.

​Kyle Ashley Canicosa

Kyle Ashley Canicosa (gr. 12) is a rockstar in Biology. Ashley’s name was published in a recent research abstract in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. This was due to her accomplishment of attending a summer program at UC Irvine School of Medicine where she worked with a university professor/pediatrician, a graduate researcher, and other high school students to write a meta analysis literary review. This review was selected for presenting at the Western Research Conference. Good work, Ashley!

Congratulations to Paul Seo and Andrew Lee!

Congratulations to both Sanghyun “Paul” Seo (gr. 9) and Andrew Hyungmin Lee (gr. 12) for their performances at the South East Asia Mathematics Competition March 2-4, 2018. Both Andrew and Paul have received invitations to the World Math Championships to be held in Melbourne, Australia this June. Paul also received a Gold Medal for his individual performance at SEAMC! Way to go, Lions!

Mathematical Association of America

We are honored to have Mathematician at Large for the Mathematical Association of America, Dr. James Stuart Tanton, come and visit Brent for the South East Asian Math Competition (SEAMC) 2018. Brent is co-hosting SEAMC 2018.

Dr. Tanton is also the Chair Advisory Council for the National Museum of Mathematics. He founded the Curriculum Inspirations Project and the Global Math Project whose goal is joyful uplifting mathematics for the world. Dr. Tanton was warmly accepted and with much admiration by Brent’s Grades 4 and 5 students.

National Honor Society

Brent’s National Honor Society has been chosen to receive a grant for their work with the Gawad Kalinga Village. Altrusa, a non-profit charity in the United States, has graciously donated 24,000 pesos to purchase new tables and chairs for the Community Center in the GK Phillips Village where NHS tutors. Any remaining funds will be used to purchase materials for tutoring. Keep up the good work, Lions!

Congratulations, Hannah!

Georgia Military College JC Women’s Golf Team signed Hannah Rutland (gr. 12). This scholarship will allow her to pursue her academic and athletic goals with GMC this Fall 2018. Way to go, Lion!

Way to go, Grace!

Grace Loedin (gr. 11) finished the 10k run at the Run for Love on Feb 10, 2018. Grace was one of few students to attempt the 10K distance as she competed against several adult runners. She showed amazing confidence, perseverance and determination.

“Run for Love” is a Brent Buddies Club sponsored event to raise funds to support special needs students at a public elementary school here in Binan. Many students and Brent community members came to support the event by running 2k, 5k and 10k distances.

Congratulations to Second Season APAC Participants!

Congratulations to Second Season APAC Swimming, Basketball and Forensics teams for an outstanding representation of Brent Pride!

Special mentions:

Girls Swim team brought home the Sportsmanship Award
Regina “Erin” Castrillo (gr. 11) broke the APAC record for 50m fly event with a time of 28.32
Audrey Herrera-Lim (gr. 9), Erin Castrillo (gr. 11), Angela Villamil (gr. 12) and Carla Moletti (gr. 11) broke the school record in the 4×100 Freestyle relay with a time of 4:11.63 and placed 2nd in APAC

3rd place overall
Dillan Muterspaugh (gr. 12) and Tae Hoon Kim (gr. 12) were selected ALL-APAC athletes

4th place overall
Andrea Tiongson (gr.10) and Ciara Tan (gr. 10) were selected ALL-APAC athletes

Congratulations to Olivia Kwon!

In December 2017, PATAFA (Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association) held their Track and Field National Finals. This included several months of qualifying meets to establish the finals bracket.

Olivia Kwon (gr. 8) was the youngest competitor to participate in the under 18 age category in the 800 meter finals race. She came from behind to win the Silver medal for her 2nd place finish with a time of 2 minutes and 28 seconds.

Impressive run, Olivia, and keep up the good work!​


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