Recent Letran topnotchers did not expect magnitude of thanksgiving celeb

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September 07, 2018
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By Angel Grace Untalan

The Colegio honored their recent topnotchers of Nutritionist-Dietitian board exams and Electrical Engineering board exams through a thanksgiving day, on Friday, September 7.

Melvin Bernardino, the first placer in the recent Nutritionist-Dietitian exams, was overwhelmed as the celebration is unexpectedly grand.

“Normally yung feel kasi na ‘to, parang Paskong Arriba or parang nanalo tayo ng [NCAA] championship kasi parang ganito din yung feeling namin nung mga panahon na yun kaya sobrang saya kasi ito naman acads naman ‘to, iba naman to,” the first placer said.

Aside from the overwhelming feeling, both students shared how it is important for them to offer the success with the Letran community.

“Parang hindi lang kami yung nag-top parang buong Letran nag-top,” he remarked.

Eljhon Capili, the second placer in the recent Electrical Engineering exams lauded the Colegio for their extraordinary act of acknowledging the students’ academic feat.

“Nagulat lang ako kasi kadalasan yung mga ganitong celebration ay pagka merong championship sa basketball pero siguro maganda na rin na pati yung academic accomplishments ng Letran eh cinecelebrate sa ganitong paraan,” the electrical engineering topnotcher said.

Bernardino was hesitant to believe that such event will commence when he was first told about it.

“Hindi ko inakala na ganito yung celebration kasi normally sa probinsya kapag nag-top yung estudyante parang bibigyan lang ng prize tapos wala na,” he expressed.

“Yung motorcade akala ko joke lang tapos nung narinig ko na nagp-plano plano na sa [College of Business Administration and Accountancy] dean’s office, ‘ay, totoo pala?’”

For this successful event, both Bernardino and Capili is thankful beyond words.

“Salamat sa pakikipag-celebrate sa amin and sana maging inspiration ‘to sa kanila na maniwala sila na Letran can do it,” the EE topnotcher said.

The ND topnotcher also encouraged the Colegio to maintain these kinds of events acknowledging academic achievements above anything else.

“Siguro ipagpatuloy na lang din nila tapos magkaroon din ng mga improvements kasi may mga flaws pa rin naman yung Letran kahit papano, pero nagpapa-salamat din kami sa Letran kasi napansin nila yung side ng acads na parang bigyan ng priority ‘to, ipantay siya sa athletics ganyan,” Bernardino expressed.

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