Jul 21 2016
The University of Santo Tomas Junior High School tops the 6th National Student Leadership Assembly and Talent Fair organized by the Association of Philippine Private Administrators and Mentors (APPSAM) last July 21 until July 23 at Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City. For the fifth time, the UST sends 20 aspiring professionals to compete in the academic and performance categories. Upholding to this year’s theme “Creating Connections… Building Bridges Together,” the students were given an opportunity to showcase their God-given talents and gifts, to learn from a meaningful experience and to establish connections and linkages togeter with the 25 private secondary schools and to become better nation builders.
On the first day, the APPSAM executive officers and board members gave a warm welcome to all the schools that participated in the annual event, including La Salle Antipolo, Sienna College Taytay and University of Perpetual Help System. A part of the program was where all the participating schools have to present and enjoin in the making of their respective cheer to boost the spirit of their team and others as well. The UST JHS team showcased different cheers which caught the attention of the audience. Elimination rounds for the academic, speaking and writing competitions started already in the afternoon of the first day already. Suprisingly, everyone qualified in the final round.
On the second day, the final rounds for the academic and speaking contests were held during the morning and the final for the Mr. and Ms. APPSAM Personality during the night.
On the third day was the announcement of the winners for the writing contest. In each contest, the USTJHS showed their full support for the team. The year was made more memorable by the teachers who constantly supported and guided the students before, during and after the annual event- Ms. Maria Zarah Vivas, Ms. Patricia Sibug and Mr. Karlo Jay Perez. After the three-day assembly, the USTJHS participants just did not enhanced their talents and skills, learned from the seminars and gained new friends from different participating private schools, they also gave glory to the school and the university.
Here is the list of the winners and participants:
- Christa Padrigo: Pagsulat ng Tula – Champion
- Margauth Nera: Pagbigkas ng Tula – Champion
- Victoria Anne Camello: Essay Writing – Champion
- Alyssa Tiangsing: Interpretative Reading – Champion
- Iris Cardenas: Declamation – Champion
- Calvin Manahan: Extemperaneous Speaking – Champion
- Ronalyn Lalimo: Science Quiz Bee – 1st Runner Up
- Alexis Al Sharhan: Biglaang Talumpatian 1st Runner Up
- Dale Lainez: Mr. APPSAM Personality – 2nd Runner Up (Best in Casual Wear, Best in Sports Wear)
- Mary Jesserae Anselmo: Mrs. APPSAM Personality – 2nd Runner Up (Best in Uniform, Best in Filipiniana)
- Caress Solis: Madamdaming Pagbasa – 2nd Runner Up
- Emilyn Dunton: Pagsulat ng Sanaysay – 4th Placer
- Melanie Jimenez: Pagsulat ng Sanaysay – 9th Placer
- Kenneth Punzalan: Poster Making – 7th Placer
- Aaliyah Duran: General Information Quiz Bee – Finalist
- Cole Balajadia: Mathematics Quiz Bee – Finalist
- Patricia Bojador: Pagsulat ng Sanaysay – Participant
- Paolo Nicolas: Poetry Writing – Participant
- Paul Rey: Pagsulat ng Tula – Participant
After the elimination round on October 4, 2015, at the Marian Auditorium, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, the UST Junior High School Glee Club, together with its adviser, Ms. Maria Lulu Orlina, qualifies for the final round of Voices in Harmony.
Singing their well-rehearsed, sweet-sounding version of the songs Anak by Freddie Aguilar and the Visayan folk song Kruhay, the Glee Club singers were able to claim their spot in the last stage to victory for the Voices in Harmony 2015
“When we were called as part of the finalists, we were overjoyed, but more importantly, we were humbled to be standing beside skilled and competitive choirs that we will be meeting again in the final round,” says Raina Galut, president of the USTJHS Glee Club.
The final round will be held on December 6, 2015 at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo. The Glee Club is proud to have a new song added to their masterwork. Glee club members also confirm forthcoming performances in several venues and big events. The UST Junior High School community wishes you good luck. Kudos to the USTJHS Glee Club!
Featured Image © @cmliViH Voices in Harmony
Noong Agosto 28, 2015, nagtagisan ng galing ang apat na grupong nagmula sa ikasampung baitang upang makamit ang parangal na kampeon sa patimpalak na Dula ng Parabula. Nilalayon ng patimpalak na ito na bigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga mag-aaral na maipakita ang kanilang natatagong galing sa pagbibigay ng kanilang interpretasyon sa mga parabulang nagmula sa Kanluranin sa pamamagitan ng pagsasadula nito. Noong ika-26 ng Agosto ay naganap ang eliminasyon ng lahat ng pangkat ng ikasampung baitang. Sa labimpitong pangkat na naglaban-laban at nagtanghal ng kanilang mga dulang siya ring proyekto nila sa asignaturang Filipino, ay namili ang kanilang mga guro sa Filipino ng apat na maglalaban laban sa huling yugto ng patimpalak. Ang mga nakapasok na pangkat ay ang Sta. Digna, Sta. Diana, San David, at San Danilo. Sa huli ay ang nakapagkamit ng Ikatlong Gantimpala ay ang San David, Ikalawang Gantimpala ang Sta. Diana, at Unang Gantimpala ang San Danilo.
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In it’s annual tradition, Grade 9 students exemplified their best performance through Sabayang Pagbigkas. The theme for this year’s event is namely” Wikang Filipino sa Pambansang Pagkakaisa”. This aims the students to interpret their own versions of Mr. Patrocinio Villafuerte piece entitled “Wikang Filipino sa Pambansang Kalayaan at Pagkakaisa”. The piece had gone through many interpretations with USTJHS students shouting out the varieties of their “Kalayaan”.
These students gave their time and effort to interpret the freedom. They’ve given the best way to tell that we are Filipinos standing up until the end. As much as, we will never let anyone to rule over us that whenever it will happen again, a fight for freedom will be regained. Just like the lines ” At kung sakaling magbalik muli, ang kasaysayang hininog ng isang madilim na kahapon, muli … Sama- samang gigising, magkakapitbisig, aalsat titindig. Filipino’s must be tough one to express and put their heads up with the freedom.
Sabayang Pagbigkas 2015 had been a good head start with the Grade 9 students. All of them have given chance to express what is freedom for them. The goal of this activity is not only to express but to make them bond and cooperate with their class. They’ve reached the core value of cooperation that not only helped them in Sabayan performance also with their class relations. Sabayang Pagbigkas marks the start of excellence of each Grade 9 students.
Featured Image © Ralph Estrella
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