Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Very Inspiring Individual

One of this year's summa cum laude graduates at the University of the Philippines (UP) has made a new record: that of garnering the highest general weighted average (GWA) in UP since World War II.

John Gabriel Pelias, graduating with a B.S. Mathematics degree on Sunday (April 17), has a GWA of 1.016.

He will be giving the valedictory address at the graduation of the 2011 batch.

The highest GWA ever earned by a UP graduate was a flat 1.0 made by Exequiel Sevilla who graduated with a degree in B.S. Commerce major in Business Administration, summa cum laude, in 1927.

"Sevilla's 1927 record still stands [as the highest GWA]," said Jose Wendell Capili, assistant vice president for alumni relations of UP. (

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