Busdi Integrated School (BIS) won first runner up in the Dance Drama Competition against the other 10 public and private secondary schools in the Division of Malaybalay City during the Children’s Night Celebration at Bukidnon State University Gymnasium, November 29.
The dancers enthralled the audience and the pool of judges with their powerful dance moves depicting the story of a mother who was a rape victim. Her unwanted daughter longed and dreamt for the warmth of mother’s love. Hence, she did everything to please her mother. However, circumstances pulled them apart. Her mother was stuck at her vices; gambling, drinking, smoking and drugs. Despite the daughters’ excellent academic performance, she was rejected knowing that her presence reminds her of the shame she suffered from her perpetrator. Consequently, out of desperation, her daughter was influenced by her peers and went out of track. Her mother’s realization of her mistakes became the turning point of the story which eventually led to reconciliation.
This dance drama on “A Dream Come True” was performed on stage with the famous anthem “Lifting Shadow” by the popular Dream Theater Band.
The BIS school head commented that, “Earning the award through the internationally acclaimed members of the pool of judges is great honor. Our dancers are all “first-timers”. I’m so proud of them, especially of my talented MAPEH teacher and trainer, Mrs. Rynchel G. Euldan for adding prestige and putting our school on the map”.
The school also got the Maintenance Award being the Champion among the Big Schools Category in the Search for the Child Friendly School System Implementer. This manifests the school’s commitment, with the city government officials in promoting the rights and welfare of the children in the city. The awards were personally handed by the Atty. Roland Deticio, Vice Mayor together with the City Social Welfare and Development Officer, Mrs. Virginia I. Flores.
The school head expresses his thanks to the hardworking teachers, parents, barangay council and all other stakeholders for their constant support to the school.
This breakthrough manifests that hinterland schools, in spite of the distance, will always have the chance to be on the spotlight through determination and persistence in the quest for quality and excellence in all its undertakings.
By EVERNOLD C. BERIAL, ESP-I