6th VPAA Testimonial for Student Achievers
The 6th VPAA Testimonial for Student Achievers was held at Sr. Kuniberta Strathmann Hall last February 28, 2015. It is an annual event hosted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to give credit to those who had recognition throughout the school year. The contribution of the coaches/trainers, Schools and Departments in relation to what the students have achieved was also recognized.
The school recognized 124 students who carried the banner of our beloved school in various competitions, hence, proving that the Scholastican brand of education is truly focused on its commitment to excellence. The awarded students are an inspiration to the whole Scholastican community. They send a message that with perseverance, nothing is impossible. The recognition aims to encourage students to take pride in representing our school especially on activities and competitions outside so that more students will be able to make a significant impact on the school’s betterment.
The programme started at exactly 10:00 am. The invocation was led by Dr. Rebecca Cacho, followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem and Welcome Dance by the “More than Dance”, a Ballet group of Ms. Abby Alvia in collaboration with the GS Unit. The Words of Welcome were given by the School President, Sr. Mary Frances Dizon, OSB. The awarding of certificates to the Grade School, High School and College Unit Student Achievers came after. The awards given to the Student Achievers were Leadership Awards, Individual and Group Awards for winning in competitions in and out of St. Scholastica’s College, and Certificates of Recognition to all Licensure Examination Passers. In addition, both the Grade School and High School Units were also recognized for their commendable performance in the National Achievement Test in SY 2013-2014. During the awarding of certificates, there were intermission numbers performed by each unit which showcased the talents and winning pieces of the Students who won in Solo Singing and Vocal Competitions.
After the awarding, Dr. Rhea Salonga-Quimpo, also a Scholastican-achiever, gave an inspirational message about her “4 Points to Success namely, maximizing your potential, finding your mission, following your dream, and following your heart’s desire”. In Grade School she was the batch ‘91 Salutatorian and High School batch ‘95 Valedictorian, the Vice-President of the High School Student Council; and recipient of The Scholastican Award – the highest award given to a High School graduate. After graduating from High School, she took up Medicine at UP Manila and became a Doctor of Medicine with specialization in Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Quimpo ended he message with a quote from Zig Ziglar: “Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do. It is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.” With this, the students became more inspired to further reach the heights of success to continue their journey towards achieving excellence.
By: Johnna Austria (BM4A) & Kimberly Abellon (MM4A)