Reading Month Closing Celebration, A Visual Feast

by Rachel Candoy, ET Pen Pushers Guild
Taken from Mr. Edward Rico

The FPTI- ERDA TECH held the most awaited culminating activity of the National Reading Month last December 1, 2014. The event was organized by the Communication Arts Department, headed by Ms. Reichelle Torricer. Faculty, staff, and selected students for each section brought to life the all-time favorite book characters for the book parade that started the event. The teachers and staff portrayed characters from famous children and young adult books such as the Flinstones, Greek Mythology, Barbarians, Twilight, MIB, Alice in ‘Wonderland and Hunger Games.

The students on the other hand flaunted their creative costumes as they portrayed characters from Mulan, Alladin, Peter Pan, King Arthur, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Little Prince and Troy. Participants from each section were given a certificate of participation thereafter.

The parade was followed by the announcement of the winners of the events done for the whole month of November. First was the slogan-making contest, a competition where each section participated in. IV-Katarungan won first place for this competition. This was followed by the recognition of the students for storytelling. Next was the year level essay writing competition. The winners were: Rosalie Goles from Grade 8, Isabelle Santos from Grade 9, and Hermie Salmon from 4th year.

In between the awarding and recognition were intermission numbers from the three year levels. Chosen students from grade eight performed the classic Sound of Music, while the singing nuns of Sister Act followed Him with a diva-ish performance from grade nine and to top it all off, the fourth year students performed a mash-up of songs from the lord of all musicals, Grease.

The program ended with the most anticipated awarding of the book parade event. The scores were in and due to the efforts of all the participants, the second runner up was a tie between 9-Pilak and 4-Kalayaan, while the first runner up was tie-win again between 9-Nikel and 4-Katarungan while the overall winner of the event was 4- Kapayapaan.

For the faculty and staff, three were chosen as the best dressed namely, Mang Boy from the Business office, Ms. Hazelyn Verdejo from the Science Department and the winner, of course, the school principal Mr. Peter Marc Magsalin.

The program ended with very inspirational remarks and gratitude from the Assistant Principal for Academics, Mr. Ernesto Chua who has instilled in the minds and hearts of the students to continue seeing reading as not just a requirement but a habit as well.


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