Grade 1 Xaverians Joaquin Gatchalian and Wackiene Gaffud, under coach Ms. Marjorie Pineda, were able to advance to the Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd division finals of Calamba last February 3, 2015. They were able to advance to this division ranking first among 40 schools.
Held in Jose Rizal Memorial School (JRMS), the duo encountered stiff competition during the three rounds but were able to fight their way through. The students really excelled in the average round, but they were able to cement their position in third place by getting key items in the difficult round.
Truly, this is an encouraging sign of things to come.