Mankayan District amassed seven awards in the division search for the 2017 Best Brigada Eskwela School Implementers in the different categories both in the elementary and secondary schools.
Guinaoang National High School bested other schools bagging first place in the small school category with Balili National High School placing third and fourth respectively.
In the large school category, Lepanto National High School garnered second place followed by Mankayan National High School copping third place.
Meanwhile, Lepanto Elementary School also captured second place in the large school category and Guinaoang Elementary School settled third place in the small school category.
Criteria for judging include: scope of work-35%; diverse volunteer participation-25%; generated resources-15%; alignment to Brigada Eskwela theme-5%; creativity and innovation-10%; and increment of resources and volunteers-10%.
Schools are categorized based on the number of teachers. Mega schools have 101 and above teachers, large schools have 26-100 teachers, medium schools, 10-25 teachers and small schools, nine teachers or less.
The school heads, school Brigada Eskwela coordinators, PTA presidents and the punong barangays of the top five winners attended the awarding ceremony held at the Benguet Division Office, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet, July 28.
The Brigada Eskwela aimed to prepare the schools ready for the June opening of classes.
By Nestor O. Dalay-on