2013 NATIONAL SCHOOLS PRESS CONFERENCE
After three years of annual participation in the National Schools Press Conference, the young Malaybalay City Division has finally taken a step forward by winning in one of the individual writing contests.
The entire division is pleased and is quite grateful to God Almighty for safe travel and provision of needs as well as all the stakeholders who willingly extended their support to the ten members of the delegation to 2013 NSPC held in Ormoc City, Region 8 on April 7-12.
Zenith B. Hallasgo, a fresh graduate of Bukidnon National High School won 6th place in Feature Writing (Filipino). Coach Edelina Ebora said she was quite optimistic about the writing skills of Zenith. She was hopefully expecting her to garner an award.
“She has an exceptional talent in writing. I am happy that she made it,” coach commented. While Zenith humbly stated that she was not at all expecting to win but she is quite ecstatic that she did.
Other participants were Christal Izhra Jayne S. Tagailo (Feature Writing) of Linabo Central School with her coach Glissy Callanta, Kirt Dave Manangkila (News Writing) of Bangcud Central School with his coach Laura Rivera, Azucena Bongocan (Feature Writing) of Bukidnon National High School with coach Eva Boncales, and Arnold Ganahon (Editorial Cartooning). Division Campus Journalism Coordinator Josie Zamora was also with the delegation.
Special gratitude and sincere appreciation is extended to Schools Division Superintendent Edilberto L. Oplenaria; the school heads of BNHS- SSP IV Pariso L. Orong, Linabo CS- Principal Carlos Rara, Bangcud CS- Principal Jesus Muring; their respective Parent Teachers Association (PTA), and the Local Government Unit of Malaybalay City.
To boost the writing skills of campus editors, workshop training for school paper advisers will be conducted early next school year to equip and enhance their skills on school paper management and coaching. Meanwhile, all school paper advisers are encouraged to organize their pool of writers at the start of the school year. –jdz