ABC Foundation held its 3rd Night High Scholars’ General Assembly, February 3, 2011 at Siena College, Taytay, Rizal.
This year, 123 Night High scholars participated in the Assembly – 5th year Night High Scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Rizal, Quezon City and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, as well as 1st year Night High scholars from St. Dominic Academy, Pulilan, Bulacan. The event was also attended by teachers and administrators from different Siena College campuses, sponsors, supporters and friends of ABC Foundation.
Since 2009, ABC Foundation has organized a Night High Scholars’ General Assembly to bring Night High Scholars from different Siena College campuses together for a day of fun and learning. ABC Foundation partners, directors, sponsors and friends are also invited to join the program to meet the participating scholars, and to learn more about the different scholarship programs and activities.
This year, the participating Night High Scholars performed special song and/or dance numbers during the short program and participated in a friendly game of Quiz Bee. In attendance during the program were Ms. Annette Helbig, President, and Ms. Gina Tuazon of Springboard Foundation, Mr. Joseph Hong, President, and Mr. Kaycee Crisostomo, PR and Corporate Communications Manager of Robert Bosch, Inc., Mr. Hector Tagaysay, President and Ms. Valerie Valeña, Vice President of Filway Marketing, ABC Foundation Directors Dr. Bayani Delos Santos and Mr. Caloy Cipriano, and friends of ABC Foundation. Also present were Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P., President of Siena College, Taytay, Rizal, Sr. Aurelia Navarro, O.P., Sr. Rosalea Busilac, O.P. Principal of Siena College, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, and teachers and administrators from different Siena College campuses.
The activity was opened with an invocation sung beautifully by the 5th year Night High Scholars of Siena College, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, followed by welcoming remarks by Siena College, Taytay, President and one of the creators of the Night High School Scholarship Program, Mo. Teresa Examen, O.P. Next, opening remarks was given by Siena College Taytay, 5th year Night High Scholar class president, Alexis Balansag. After the Night High Scholars performed their special song/dance numbers for the program, Ms. Annette Helbig, President of Springboard Foundation gave a very inspiring message to the scholars about making the most of life at present because the future is unforeseeable.
During the second half of the program, the Night High Scholars from the 4 Siena College campuses participated in a friendly game of Quiz Bee, facilitated by Ms. Pettizou Tayag from the Quiz Bee Foundation. The Night High participants were grouped into 22 teams with 5 members each and were asked questions ranging from easy to average to difficult. The team with the most number of correct answers at the end of the game will be declared the winner.
Finishing off at 1st place, with prizes of gold medals and P1,000 pesos each was a team of 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Rizal – Hannah Condevillar, Rolan Candelario, Jerlyn Flores, Joana Marie Rama and Glaisa Villanueva. Second place, with silver medals and cash prizes of P750 each was awarded to another group of 5th year Night High Scholars from Siena College, Taytay, Rizal – J.C. Van Damme Buenaventura, Carl Jayson Ramos, Arvin Flores, Cedric Gomez and Sarah Mae Igne. Third place winners who took home bronze medals and cash prizes of P500 each were 5th year Night High scholars from Siena College, Quezon City – Shannen Manaoat, Joy Rosette Baetiong, Loiza Dailisan, Eloisa Coloma and Jasmin Hoyumpa. Prizes for the Quiz Bee winners were awarded by Chairman Lew Edwards and good friend, Mr. Pork Lewis.
After the Quiz Bee competition, closing remarks were given by ABC Foundation Chairman Mr. Lewis Edwards, who thanked everyone for their cooperation, encouragement, and for making the event a success. The program was closed by the 1st year Night High scholars of St. Dominic Academy performing a closing prayer. At the end of the program, Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, 5th year Night High Scholar, Rolan Candelario and Religious Education Scholar, Faye Sedo invited everyone to share in the food and drinks prepared by Siena College, Taytay, Rizal.