Aldersgate College Incorporated (ACI) celebrated the achievements of 271 scholars and grants-in-aid recipients, according to an announcement by School Registrar Divina P. Arzadon at the Recognition of Scholars and Grants-in-Aid Recipients on Tuesday, January 16.
Under the theme “The time for bridging leadership: ACians as change agents and faithful stewards in the learning community amidst an uncertain and complex world,” the event aimed to honor academic scholars—individuals maintaining a General Weighted Average (GWA) of no lower than 1.75 with no grades below 2.00. Grants-in-aid were conferred upon individuals rendering services to various departments within the school.
Recognition extended to Entrance Scholars, Supreme Student Council Officers, Bungkos Sining Members, Varsity Players representing the school in the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA), The Paragon Staff, Bachelor of Church Management (ABCM) and Master of Divinity (MDIV) Scholars, and ROTC Officers.
The program kicked off with the Flag Raising Ceremony, featuring an inspirational message from Vice President for Academic Affairs Marissa J. Taguinod, EdD. The entrance of scholars and grants-in-aid recipients, alongside school administrators, marked the beginning of the main program.
Taguinod emphasized, “It is a call to be faithful stewards, nurturing an environment where knowledge is not only required but shared, where service is not just a duty but a calling.”
Subsequently, scholars and recipients took the stage to receive their certificates, symbolizing the culmination of their academic excellence. Guest speaker Rheanel Esquejo-Sarmiento, a Teacher III at San Luis Elementary School, shared insights from her time as a student at Aldersgate College, uplifting the scholars’ morale and stressing the importance of inspiration and trust in God.
In her concise yet impactful message, Esquejo-Sarmiento highlighted virtues such as humility, responsibility, and an open perspective in learning, encouraging all to find reasons to pursue their goals.
Jeraldine T. Salazar, BHRM-2, an academic scholar, delivered a response speech, expressing gratitude to the institution for the recognition.
The event concluded with everyone participating in singing the AC March.
Report by: Jeanalyn T. Aquino
Photos by: Marydhel Hope S. Evardone
Mark Anthony B. Sastrillo