Talk about the number 13 and everyone would think it’s an unlucky number. At Alpha Centauri Educational System Incorporated, this number meant bigger, brighter, better opportunities and reasons to rejoice.
Last August 24 – 26, with the theme ACES @13: Shining Brighter, Getting Stronger, the administration, members of the faculty and students celebrated the institution’s 13th Founding Anniversary.
Coming from a long vacation because of holiday festivities, one would think that celebrating the start of the anniversary on a Monday would be next to impossible. As early as 7am participants and spectators wearing their color – coordinated shirts gather around Le Jardin de Fleur in preparation for the Holy Mass led by Rev. Fr. Ramil Esplana.
It’s about quality and not quantity.
Despite having a relatively smaller population as compared to other school institutions, Centaurians could take pride on the camaraderie and solidarity of each individual in achieving a common goal. These qualities are manifested once again in the next activity, the Boodle Fight.
By afternoon, activities are all in relation to the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. Students are divided into 2 groups who will then battle it out into multiple events such as:
A. Sayaw Ng Lahi (Cariñosa)
B. Patulang Sabayang Pagbigkas
C. Dulang Pagtatanghal
In addition, students also took part on Kalokalike (Manuel Quezon) as well as events such as Tug of War, Living Gallery and Sack Race as part of the Laro ng Lahi competition.
Dressing as a way of life.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
Dressing for a purpose, 6 males and 6 females from both the College of Teacher Education and College of Criminology walked their way into the ramp for this year’s first ever ACES Next Top Model competition. The ACES community is very much privileged to have respected set of judges, such as Mr. Armand Remojo, grace the event and witness the capabilities of Centaurians to present themselves in a fashion show.
After a deliberate computation of the judges’ score cards, only one representative from the Male and Female category emerged as winners.
Mr. ACES Next Top Model 2015: Angelo Cabile, 3rd Yr Education
Ms. ACES Next Top Model 2015: Joshiel Monreal, 1st Yr Education
Aside from the three major awards, every contestant was also gauged on different minor categories, with each category having two candidates emerging as winners.
Male Category Female Category
Best in Production Number: Angelo Cabile Salem Acuña
Best in School Uniform: Georwin Naynes Salem Acuña
Best in Sportswear: Angelo Cabile Salem Acuña
Best in Casual Attire: Angelo Cabile Joshiel Monreal
Best in Professional Attire: Angelo Cabile Joshiel Monreal
Most Promising Model: Angelo Cabile Lorie Joy Guce
Mr. & Ms. Photogenic: Georwin Naynes Salem Acuña
People’s Choice Award: Stephen Eleazar Mary Jane Lopez
Decide. Commit. Succeed.
Capping the 3-day celebration of 13th Founding Anniversary is a Sportsfest held at Iñigo’s Sports Complex. The said festival kicked off with a morning Zumba session participated by the members of administration, faculty and students.
This year’s sports festivities are very much similar to what the school had the previous year, the only difference is that, now both the Basketball and Volleyball event have male and female representatives. Each level had their own representatives battling it out in different sports categories, each trying to out-skill, and out-smart their opponents. It was intense at some point, only proving that ACES students are competitive by nature.
Here is the complete list of winners on their respective sports categories:
Chess: Eldrin Arojado
Table Tennis: Vincent Monterico
Basketball Boys: 4th Yr Criminology
Volleyball Boys: 3rd Yr Criminology
Basketball Girls: Fourth Year
Volleyball Girls: First Year
Basketball Boys MVP: Raymart Batilo
Basketball Girls MVP: Rea Casquete
Volleyball Boys MVP: Leo Palmes
Volleyball Girls: Denzel Paglalunan
To say that the week had been busy is definitely an understatement. Every Centaurian had been preparing and doing their very best to perform and compete accordingly. It was a great chance for everyone to display their sense of unity and teamwork.
By: Jeryll Kim Mercado