Every year, on February 3, we bring together our Night High School scholars from our 4 partner schools to participate in a Night High School Scholars’ General Assembly, and to celebrate Chairman Lew Edward’s birthday.
This year marks our 4th Night High School Scholars’ General Assembly, and Chairman Lew’s 73rd birthday.
To celebrate the 4th Night High School Scholars’ General Assembly, we invited 5th year Night High Scholars from Siena College Taytay, Quezon City, and San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, and the 1st year Night High Scholars of St. Dominic Academy, in Pulilan, Bulacan, to participate in a short program and compete in a special Quiz Bee competition.
The first part of the Assembly was a short program wherein the Night High scholars from the different Siena College schools presented a special song or dance number. Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P., President of Siena College, Taytay, started the program with welcoming words.
The 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Quezon City, San Jose, and the 1st year Night High scholars from St. Dominic Academy presented different song, dance, and dance interpretation numbers with themes showing their strong faith, gratitude, and strength in overcoming adversities.
As a special treat, Ms. Annette Helbig, Ms. Gina Tuazon, and everyone from Springboard Foundation also presented a special musical number.
Chairman Lew Edwards gave a short message to the Night High scholars and guests, followed by Ms. Annette Helbig, President of Springboard Foundation, and Ms. Cecil Venancio of Sykes Philippines. Ms. Cecil Venancio attended the program on behalf of Sykes Philippines to support their 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Taytay, who will be graduating in March, 2012.
The Quiz Bee competition was hosted and facilitated by Ms. Pettizou Tayag from the Quiz Bee Foundation. Ms. Pettizou has been facilitating this special Quiz Bee competition for our Night High scholars since 2010.
Medals and cash prizes were given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Quiz Bee, presented by Chairman Lew Edwards, assisted by Mr. Bob Sellar and Ms. Beverly Sellar.
This year’s 1st place winner was a group of 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Group members, Jorge Velitario, John Jeriel Cultivo, Eduard Magaling, Ralph jasper Salangsang, Mabell Gonzales, Marianne Mendoza and Hazel Tolentino were each awarded a gold medal and a cash prize.
The 2nd place winner was a group of 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Quezon City; each group member was awarded a silver medal and a cash prize, and the 3rd place winner was a group of 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Rizal, who took home bronze medals and cash prizes.
Our special thanks to our guests who took time off their busy schedules to celebrate this special day with us and the Night High scholars, and to the Siena College teachers, administrators and Night High scholars of Quezon City, San Jose, Pulilan, and Taytay, Rizal, for their assistance and cooperation in making this event a big success.