Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bringing Home the Bacon

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During September, many events are happening, especially in schools. Many programs and activities are being held, holidays that are being celebrated, storms that are being reported, and of course, contests or competitions that are being opened. In schools, joining contests is necessary. Teachers, students and even staffs are always busy for them. It doesn’t matter if it is a quiz bee, a sports fest, art or dance contest, but the point is that we are willing to join and eager to win.

In our school, Pasig City Science High School, a memorandum was sent to our trainer and school paper adviser, Ms. Riza Zuniga. Secondary Schools Press Conference was going to be held at that month and it will take place at Sta. Lucia High School in Pasig. Some of us were chosen to join the competition.

Gee Ann Barro, Alonzo Miranda, Shana Enaje, Audrei Ruiz, Lui Banzon, Nicole Saludares, Lucel Bael, David Islanan, Jeromir Bondoc, Aurora Valles, Angela De Guzman, Marjhane Raña, Ivan, Shanney Garay, I, and others were the representative of the school. All of us were assigned in different category and I was assigned in Editorial Cartooning and Photojournalism, English category. We trained and prepared during weekdays until the competition. We practiced our skills and our trainer gave us some tips. We prayed and hope that we will win.

During the opening ceremony, I met my former classmates, Diane Cruz, Noriza Calderon, Dexter Legaspi, Liberty Fungot, Julius Torres, Charles Cayno and many more. I was so happy to see them. We gret each other, brought back some memories and made a few conversations. We said goodbyes and good lucks to each other when the competition started.

First, I, Shanney, and Shana went to our designated room, where Photojournalism Contest was being held. We brought out our illustration boards, pasted our photos and thought of titles that might suit to the theme. We were in a hurry that time, so we rushed our works.

Then, we took our break and we went to the room for Editorial Cartooning Category. Our topic was “PNOY’s Daang Matuwid Program: Is It On Track?.” In a few minutes, I brainstormed then drew my opinion.

After the contest, Ms. Riza asked us how the competition was. She also asked us if we enjoyed it. Then we packed our things and went home.

At the closing ceremony, also known as the awarding, fortunately, we won many awards and I won 9th place in Photojournalism and 2nd place in Editorial Cartooning. We celebrated our success in KFC.

We ate our meals and cheer each other. Unfortunately, Ms. Riza went home early because of some kind of work. So we went to the school on our own but with smiling faces. We separated from each other and went to our classrooms.

September is not only a month to consider, but it is a time where people engage to some exciting activities. They are not only meant to be experienced but they are also meant to be cherished.

Contributed by: Evan Blanco

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  1. A throwback to the days when I was still a newbie. I still remember the laughs that we've shared, the jokes that we've cracked, and the moments that we've built over a short period of time. This will be a blur to me in the future, but thanks to the writer who made the effort to share this! Good job, btw!

  2. Such an engaging read! Contest memories from school days resonate. Best of luck to the Pasig City Science High School team at the Secondary Schools Press Conference – may you bring home victories
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