PSHS-EVC holds virtual graduation of Lamiraw

Louella Mae Sas ||

The 22nd Graduation Program of Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus was held last May 24, 2021, at 2:00 in the afternoon live through Facebook Live and Zoom. 

Graduates, parents, teachers, and other staff of the institution were present at the ceremony. The guest speakers who also graced their presence in the event were Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., the Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology and the Officer-in-Charge of PHIVOLCS, Dir. Lilia T. Habacon, the Executive Director of the PSHS System, Ms. Elaine M. Morales, the President of the PSHS National Alumni Association, and Sec. Fortunato T. De la Peña, the Secretary of DOST. 

The ceremony started with the processional of the 80 scholars who satisfactorily completed the basic requirements prescribed by the system under the six-year special science curriculum in PSHS-EVC of the academic year 2020-2021. The opening prayer was led by Mark Russell D. Caranzo, thanking the creator for all the blessings they have received, including their graduation.

In her welcoming speech, Alinelle Mae B. Reoma greeted the revered guests, respected administrators from the PSHS System, teachers and staff of the campus, parents and family, other graduates, and friends. She expressed that their graduation is undoubtedly a sign of success, not only for the graduates but also for those who have known them throughout their six years in school. 

“Young people like you are the future front liners of the country, in key roles needed to maintain a humane, free, and peaceful society where men and women of science, technology, and innovation serve to make better health services available for all,” Dr. Solidum, Jr. conveyed to the graduates in his motivational speech.

In Dir. Habacon’s message, she stressed that as future leaders in science, technology, and innovation, the graduates should have the humility and courage to seek help when they feel they most need it. She then emphasized that the graduates should protect and value their mental health because it affects how they think and act as they cope with life.

Sec. De la Peña also stated that as Pisay graduates, they should be brave to face challenges they will face for they are built to excel. They are agents of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and they can help shape the future and make it a sustainable experience for humanity. He then ended his speech congratulating the graduates for their well-deserved success.

Lastly, in the thanksgiving speech by Eirene Jude P. Gomez, she expressed the graduates’ gratitude to the DOST and the PSHS System, the teachers and other staff of the campus, their family and friends.

The ceremony came to an end with the remarks, “Mabuhay ang Lamiraw! Mabuhay ang Batch 2021!”

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