Despite the cold, nippy air, everything was scaldingly hot in the city of pines – Baguio.
King and Queen. Whew! Two students from Grade VI- St. Augustine, won the most coveted award of the 15th YMCA Advisers and Junior Leaders Seminar Workshop. Justin Benedict E. Armada was named Mr. Campference, while Jisah A. Morante was crowned Ms. Campference. They showed the perfect blend of intelligence, good-looks, smartness during the interview, and talent as Justin delivered a breath-taking piece while Jisah rendered a captivating dance number with baton exhibition.
Big. San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Grade School Department brought home the biggest trophy for the biggest delegation award of thirty eight student-delegates from grades IV-VI. The students were all active and inspired. Hats-off to the trainer-advisers – Richard O. Lunar and Ms. Vernie B. Cosme.
Blue Ribbon. Two of the delegates garnered 1st place trophies and gold medals in the different contest held during the workshop. Beatriz Ann Malveda of VI-St. Augustine was champion in the Essay-Writing, English category. On the other hand, Sherwin Harvey A. Lumbao of IV-St. Gregory was champion in the Poetry-Writing contest.
Bring Home the Bacon. Kieffer Jañio Lagnada, IV-St. Gregory went up stage excitingly with the words “Teacher, we have our bacons sow”. He won 1st runner-up in the Poetry-Writing category. Jessmine Competente, VI-St. Augustine got the 1st runner-up award in the Essay Writing Contest, English category. Deanne Alyssa Aquino, VI-St. Augustine got the 1st runner-up for Word factory. Kimberly Joy Santuyo, V- St. Catherine was awarded 2nd runner-up for Christmas Card Making and Edward Ternal, VI-St. Augustine received the 2nd runner-up trophy and medal for chess.
Amusing, entertaining, heart-pounding, taxing, worth-it. These are just some of the words which can recapitulate the experiences of the delegates and the advisers last October 27-30. These experience set out to prove that preparation and collaboration are indeed vital for success.
Congratulations to all and more trophies and medals in the next YMCA season.
by Mrs. Vernnie B. Cosme
SSC-R, Grade School Department