Our 2nd Night High School Scholars’ General Assembly, held February, 3, 2010 at Siena College, Taytay was another great success!
This year, we arranged a two-part event for our 150 Night High School scholars in attendance – a quiz bee competition in the morning, followed by a college and career orientation in the afternoon.
Invited this year were 150 Night High School scholars; 5th year scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Siena College, Quezon City, Siena College, San Jose del Monte and 1st year scholars from St. Dominic Academy, Pulilan, Bulacan, along with Siena College administrators, teachers, staff, ABC Board Directors, sponsors, friends and family.
A short program was held before the quiz bee competition, wherein the scholars from different Siena campuses all took part. Welcome remarks were given by Sr. Mesalina Cloma, O.P., President of Siena College, Taytay, followed by opening remarks by ABC Foundation Chairman, Lew Edwards. Inspirational messages were given by Ms. Annette Helbig, President and Founder of Springboard Foundation, Mr. Kaycee Crisostomo, PR and Corporate Communications Manager of Robert Bosch, Inc. and Mr. Don-Don Pagdagdagan, good friends of ABC Foundation.
A special game of quiz bee, facilitated by Ms. Pettizou Tayag, EVP and Executive Director of the Quiz Bee Foundation was held after the short program, wherein a group of 1st year Night High scholars from St. Dominic Academy took home the gold and P1,000 pesos each. Silver medals and P750.00 each went to a group of 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Quezon City, and bronze medals with P500.00 each was awarded to a group of 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Rizal.
In the afternoon, the scholars participated in a college and career orientation arranged and facilitated by the Siena College Guidance Office. 3 teachers of Siena College, Taytay shared their knowledge on the top three most popular college courses among the 5th year Night High scholars. Ms. Milani Tayao shared her knowledge in the field of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Engr. Bernadette Cruz talked about how to get a degree and pursue a career in the field of Information Technology and Ms. Mary Cequeña shared her expertise and experiences in being a teacher and getting a degree in Education.
Since starting this activity in 2009, our goal in having a general assembly is to give our scholars from different campuses a chance to meet their fellow night high scholars and to interact and share their experiences with each other. We also acknowledge our appreciation to the different Siena campus administrators, teachers and staff who work so hard in helping us with the Night High scholars. Each year, we try to combine different activities which would be fun, yet educational for the scholars and everyone in attendance. And because this 2nd assembly was so successful, we are now looking forward to planning our 3rd general assembly for February, 2011.