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.
Source: ABS-CBN News