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SSC Sweeps Awards at the APPSAM National Children’s Leadership Assembly and Talent Fair

October 18,2013

By Ms. Ruth Gadia, OIC-Art Coordinator

SSC Grade School sent 21 fifth and sixth graders to participate in the Association of Philippine Private School Administrators and Mentors’ (APPSAM) 3rd National Children’s Leadership Assembly and Talent Fair last November 14-16, 2013 at Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City. 21 schools participated in the event, coming from as far as Camarines Sur, Cagayan, Cebu, and Davao del Sur. The event was an opportunity for students to learn how to become competent and compassionate leaders and also to showcase their unique talents.

Cris ‘Kesz’ Valdez, recipient of the International Children’s Peace Prize, was among the speakers for the event, which had the theme “Developing the Leader in Me: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.” Each Scholastican delegate attended the plenary sessions and also competed against other student representatives in different competitions. SSC’s delegates won in 10 out of the 14 competitions they entered. The winners are as follows:

Champion, General Information Competition Louise Angela Villamin, 6-St. Majolus
Champion, Math Competition Katrina Ysabel Sison, 6-St. Odilo
Champion, Essay Writing Contest Angelica Maxine Mendoza, 6-St. Odo
First Runner-up, Little Miss APPSAM Personality Toni Ann Hoffman, 6-St. Majolus
Second Place, Pagbigkas ng Tula Julia Denise Lee, 6-St. Odilo
Second Place, Spelling Contest Adrianne Ong, 6-St. Majolus
Third Place, Extemporaneous Speech Contest Yvonne Justine Gonzales, 6-St. Berno
Third Place, Science Competition Yuki Patricia Abion, 5-St. Boniface
Finalist, Vocal Solo Contest Simone Alexy Ravago, 5-St. Rupert
Special Award, Poster Making Contest Andrea Victoria Perez, 5-St. Ansgar

The rest of the Scholastican delegates, though they did not fare as well, also brought honor to the school by performing their best in their respective events. Here are the rest of the Scholastican delegation:

Essay Writing Contest Franchesca Evonne Panis, 6-St. Berno
  Sarah Angelica Robielos, 6-St. Hugh
Pagsulat ng Sanaysay  Maricar Angela Leyesa, 6-St. Majolus
Biglaang Talumpatian  Alexa Gabrielle Alvarez, 6-St. Majolus
 Recitation Contest  Therese Tresvalles, 6-St. Odo
 Folk Dance Competition  Kristiana Marie Arellano, 6-St. Hugh
   Krishna Althea Dacuan, 6-St. Gregory
   Mikaela Julien Guillermo, 6-St. Berno
   Anna Mikaela Legazpi, 6-St. Gregory
   Ysabelle Kleantha Reyes, 5-St. Rupert
   Mary Jasmine Villafuerte, 5-St. Frideswida

 Mrs. Lillian Cristobal, Coordinator for Student Affairs, accompanied the students to the APPSAM assembly, along with Mrs. Flory Perez, Ms. Lily Yambao, and Ms. Ruth Gadia, who also served as coaches. The other coaches were Ms. Louisa Joaquin, Mrs. Yvette Pera, Mrs. Mariefe Beltran, Mrs. Rosalie Emaas, Mrs. Lavinia Escober, Mrs. Cielito Mirandilla, Ms. Imelda Garcia, Mrs. Catherine Dignaran, Ms. Amor Buenaventura, and Mrs. Lillibeth Launico.

With these successes in the APPSAM Congress, it is our hope that our SSC delegates will continue to guide and inspire others as leaders, so that through their good works, God may be glorified.