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Gabi ng Pasasalamat with the Night High Scholars and Parents of Siena College, Taytay, Rizal

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Gabi ng Pasasalamat with the Night High Scholars and Parents of Siena College, Taytay, Rizal

This year’s Gabi ng Pasasalamat, held on February 3, was bigger and better than any thanksgiving program Siena College, Taytay has ever done before. Not only was it in celebration of ABC Foundation Chairman, Mr. Lewis Edwards’ brithday, it was also in celebration of the 10th year of the Night High School Scholarship Program of Siena College, Taytay, Rizal.

Chairman Lew Edwards with Mr. Bob Sellar (left), Ms. Beverly Sellar and Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P. at Siena College, Taytay, Rizal during the Gabi ng Pasasalamat.

Toward the end of every school year, it has become a tradition for the Night High School scholars at Siena College, Taytay to have a thanksgiving program of singing and dancing to show their gratitude to their sponsors.

Night High Scholars leading the Invocation at the start of the Gabi ng Pasasalamat.

In recent years, the parents of the Night High scholars of Siena, Taytay, have also joined their children in presenting songs and dances, not only to show their gratitude to their children’s sponsors, but to show their full cooperation and support of the Night High School Scholarship Program.

Parents of 3rd year Night High scholars in their dance costumes.

During the Gabi ng Pasasalamat Program on February 3, Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P., President of Siena College, Taytay, Rizal started the program by welcoming ABC Foundation and all the guests, including the parents and Night High scholars.  After Mo. Teresa’s opening remarks, each of the Night High class levels, along with the parents, presented their special musical number.

The 2nd year Night High Scholars and their parents with an energetic dance number.
4th year Night High Scholars partner with their parents in their dance number.

During this year’s Gabi ng Pasasalamat, Siena College also acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the volunteer teachers of the Night High School Scholarship Program.  Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P.,President,  Sr. Susana Bravante, O.P., Principal, and Mr. Rene Logatoc, Head of the Siena Christian Community Development Center awarded each of the Night High teachers a Certificate of Appreciation, for their service to the school.

Mr. Rene Logatoc (left), Sr. Susana Bravante, O.P., and Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P., presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to a Night High School teacher.

Siena College also awarded Chairmen Lew Edwards a Certificate of Appreciation, for ABC Foundation’s support of the Night High School Scholarship Program.

Chairman Lew Edwards with a Certificate of Appreciation from Siena College, Taytay, presented by Mr. Rene Logatoc (left), Sr. Susana Bravante, O.P., and Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P.

And because the Gabi ng Pasasalamat was held during Chairman Lew’s birthday, he received a birthday gift from each Night High class, made by the scholars and their parents.

The parents of the 1st year Night High scholars present Chairman Lew with their birthday gift.
Chairman Lew receiving the class gift of the 4th year Night High scholars.

On its 10th year, ABC Foundation, along with the Night High School Scholarship Program of Siena College, Taytay, Rizal have sponsored almost 500 Night High School Scholars, over 200 of which have graduated from the program and have moved on to college, some still being sponsored by ABC Foundation.

Night High alumni from the Class of 2011, now in their 1st year of college.
Night High Alumnus from the Class of 2008, and recent college graduate, Fatima Ivy Sedo with guest Mr. Don-Don Pagdagdagan.

At the end of every Gabi ng Pasasalamat program, we are always so overwhelmed by the wonderful talents displayed by our Night High scholars and their parents, and amount of time and hard work they put into preparing and rehearsing for their special numbers.

A crowd favorite, from the fathers of the 5th year Night High scholars.

The parents and scholars  may not always be able to tell us personally how thankful they are for being part of the Night High School Scholarship Program,  but from the huge effort they exert in trying to present a perfect show for us, other sponsors, and guests, we feel the immense gratitude and appreciation they feel in their hearts.

A dance number from the 4th year Night High scholars and parents.
The grand finale of the Gabi ng Pasasalamat program performed by all the Night High scholars and their parents.

Thank you, to the parents and Night High School scholars for putting on a wonderful show, and for showing us, through song and dance, their love and appreciation.  Our immense gratitude also to Mo. Teresa Exman, O.P., President, and Mr. Rene Logatoc, Head of the Siena Christian Community Development center, for creating the Night High School Scholarship Program 10 years ago for bright but financially challenged students; to the teachers of Siena College, who work extra hours to teach our Night High scholars; and of course to our friends and sponsors, because without their encouragement and support, we would not be where we are today.

Chairman Lew (center) with the 4th year Night High scholars and parents.
Mr. Rene Logatoc (center) with Night High School parents.