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March 2013

posted Apr 23, 2013, 9:12 PM by Mary Grace dela Cruz

       Tortugas Elementary School Holds Commencement Exercises.              

March 15 marked the commencement exercises of grade six pupils in Tortugas Elementary School (TES) at ten o’ clock in the morning in TES Covered Court.

Vice Mayor Noel Valdecañas, Mrs. Teresita Nisay, Dr. Merlinda Tablan and Brgy. Chair Victor Baluyot, Jr. graced the ceremony.      

The ceremony started with a processional of the graduating class, led by Nikki Hershey R. Dionisio, first honors, Jenny M. Ladera, second honors, John Marc S. Gatdula, first honourable mention, Shermae S. Magrata, second honourable mention and Glynndy C. de Leon, third honourable mention with their parents, guests, teachers, awardees from Kindergarten to grade five and the part three performers.

Selected pupils from grades four to five solemnly carried out the doxology. It was followed by the singing of the National Anthem conducted by Mrs. Connie M. Andrade, grade four teacher. Region III Hymn and Dugong Balangueno were sung by the graduates as they proudly do the action of the songs.

 Jenny M. Ladera, this year’s second honors gave her welcome address. Mrs. Zenaida C.  San  Pedro,  Principal   II presented the graduating class composed of twenty males and twenty – four females to Dr. Merlinda T. Tablan and then she recommended them to Mrs. Teresita Q. Nisay for confirmation.

The graduates together with their parents were appreciated with certificate as proof of their hard work. To share in the joy of the graduates, Mrs. Teresita Q. Nisay and Vice Mayor Noel Valdecañas in their respective messages encouraged the graduates to pursue their education until they reach their ambition.

Awarding of academics and non academic distinction followed. Meanwhile, Gawad Talinong Balangueno, Congressional Medal for Academic Excellence, Gawad Gobernador and Bataan Christian School Scholarship Awards were given to the first and second honors of the graduating class. Teacher – coaches who won in the district and in the division competition   were   also    given recognition. Dakilang Guro awardees were Mrs. Connie M. Andrade, grade four teacher and Mrs. Anna May D. Macalinao, grade one teacher.

A valedictory address by Nikki Hershey R. Dionisio became very emotional. She thanked her parents, teachers and challenged her fellow graduates to dream and do their best to achieve success.

Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro informed the stakeholders about the accomplishments, achievements and the new projects of the school. Subsequent to the state of the school address of Mrs. San Pedro, John Marc Gatdula, first honorable mention, led the graduates in reciting Pangako ng Katapatan. Then the graduates sang  their graduation songs as they offer flower to their parents and kiss them to    show  their gratitude to them.