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SDO San Juan congratulates the first graduates of the city’s Senior High School

DepEd San Juan witnessed the first batch of Senior High School students graduate on April 3, 2018 at the San Juan Gymnasium. A total of 267 Grade 12 students marched with pride and glory as they offered their certificates to the equally deserving parents who shared their joy in reaping this victory. OIC Superintendent Dr. Joel T. Torrecampo lauded them for this achievement as he gave the certificates on stage, together with the OIC Asst. Superintendent Mrs. Flordelisa D. Pereyra, the Chief Education Supervisors, the Education Program Supervisors, School Heads, and other division officials. Vice Mayor Janella E. Ejercito served as the Guest Speaker who urged the young students to persevere more in life so they can reach their dreams and become productive members of the society. Other representatives of the city government were also in attendance along with the entire Junior High School faculty of San Juan National High School. Dr. Lucila G. Artuyo, being the principal of the pioneering batch, gave a heartwarming speech and ended it with a quote from the poem Desiderata, “If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.”

Meanwhile, Jefferson F. Gaufo, under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand was heralded as the top honor graduate and was given the task to deliver his words of gratitude to everyone who made the implementation of the Senior High School Program possible. The event culminated with the singing of the graduation song entitled, “This World is Yours”, by the graduates which sent a lot of good vibes in the air as they savored the power of making informed choices throughout their journey whether they continue to pursue college, engage in entrepreneurship, or enter the world of work through employment. These are the exit points embedded in the Senior High School curriculum which essentially are reflected in the theme for this year’s graduating rites, “K to 12 Learners: Ready to Face Life’s Challenges.”

It was indeed a wonderful academic journey that was worth all the hard work put in just so the young students could have a relevant schooling experience anchored on their needs and aspirations. Their graduation day only made the DepEd officials motivated to partner with a lot of stakeholders and like-minded individuals to fill the gaps and address the immediate needs of the Senior High School in order to serve the next batch more effectively.

Congratulations to the first batch of the Senior High School program!

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Article written by:

Mrs. Marnelli B. Tolentino (Education Program Supervisor for English)

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