Last April, Aquin-yan at Para sa Lahat gave books and supplies to a school on an island in Romblon. Nine sacks of fiction and non-fiction books, five sacks of school supplies and 4 big boxes of teaching and learning materials that were collected from the parents, alumni, students, teachers and other donors were finally donated to the pupils and teachers of Cabibihan Elementary School situated on top of an islet in the province of Romblon. “Nagulat talaga ako sa mga ibinigay ninyo lalo na at personal pa ninyong inihatid ang mga tulong na ito,” exclaimed Melmary Moscoso the Head-teacher of the school which only has 3 classrooms and no existing library.
The program aimed at promoting love for reading especially among learners from the remote areas of the country was already on its 4th year after it had donated to public schools in San Juan City, Nueva Ecija, and Sorsogon. On its fifth year, the book drive, with the newest I- SHARE activity, will be heading to a school in a far- flung town in Laguna next summer. Mr. Cariaga hinted that the activity would culminate sometime around March or April next year and hopefully will be able to encourage the participation of students in the actual book-giving,
Aquinian IT whizzes wow at DLSU
Aquinians put to work their innovative minds at a computer-science camp held at the De La Salle University (DLSU) last summer. Aquinians won third place with their proposal “Fixie” which aims to reduce the emission of air pollutants by encouraging commuters and car drivers to use bike instead of fuel-driven vehicles. This would be formatted in an interactive game that will record the distance traveled, goals achieved and current
scoreboard involving other individuals.
The camp started on 30 Apr, Monday and ended 5 May, Saturday with different workshops and activities. Gian Marquez, a tenth grader, Jason Sigales, an eleventh grader and Kenneth Febrero, a twelfth grader together with their advisers Mr. Raymond Elisterio and Ms. Lara Castro represented the school. The participants were given a chance to interact with students from the said university who are taking computer-science courses. Different workshops filled the camp on game development, artificial intelligence, security workshops, embedded systems and digital marketing workshops which were then followed by a campus tour around the university in the afternoon.
Past student council prexies return for Leadership Training
Former Aquinian student-leaders gave talks at the Leadership Training, themed “Unity Towards Excellence”, held on 25 Aug, Saturday. “We decided to invite previous Aquinian leaders as our speakers for the training because we believe that they have the experience in being a true leader and we want to show the student leaders that leadership runs in the blood of Aquinians,” said SSC President Gian Marquez. ‘14 alumni Nico Valdez
and Byron Mark Tampoc explained who an Aquinian leader should be and gave a speech entitled “Unleash the Leader in You”. AY 2017 – 2018 Supreme Student Council (SSC) President Ichiro Arbole and Vice President for Internal Affairs Antonio Ongdueco talked of maintaining strong class communication, handling class contributions, and financial reports. AY 2015 – 2016 SSC President Seth Pagulayan spoke about leading a class to unity and excellence. “We believe that those are the topics that will stay in the minds of student leaders and those are the topics that will show them and let them realize what is a true leader and what does it take to be a true leader,” Marquez said. Marquez added, “We delivered the main goal because at the end of the day, although not all of them won first place at the Amazing Race, they all did excellent as a group and that is more important.”