She may have graduated from the University of San Carlos in Cebu but Karen Mae Calam, the topnotcher of the 2016 Bar Examinations with a grade of 89.05 percent, actually hails from the Municipality of Kalilangan in Bukidnon.
Calam is also a proud product of the public elementary and high school in Kalilangan.
Karen Mae Calam takes the honor of besting over 6,000 other bar examinees.
The rest of the Bar topnotchers are:
2nd: Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio (Silliman University), 88.95%
3rd: Fiona Cristy Lao (University of San Carlos) and Athalia Liong (Andres Bonifacio College), 88.8%
4th: Allana Mae Babayen-on (University of San Agustin), 88.75%
5th: Justin Ryan Morilla (Ateneo de Davao University), 88.4%
6th: Mark Dave Camarao (Northwestern University), 88.1%
7th: Anne Margaret Momongan (University of San Carlos), 87.8%
8th: Jefferson Gomez (University of San Carlos), 87.7%
9th: Nia Rachelle Gonzales (University of Batangas) and Marie Chielo Ybio (Silliman University), 87.5%
10th: Andrew Stephen Liu (Silliman University), 87.45%
Karen Mae Calam is engaged and is the daughter of the Kalilangan Hospital’s administrative head. She is the second professional in their family. Her sister is a doctor.
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