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NOHS wins
fancy drill contest

Negros Occidental High School won the 5th Invitational Fancy Drill held during the 115th Al Cinco de Noviembre celebration in Bago City, Negros Occidental Tuesday, a press release from the city said.

NOHS bested 10 other Citizens Army Training and Reserve Officers Training Course units in the province to win its first championship trophy in five years as well, and the best marching unit and most disciplined unit special awards. It received the P20,000 grand prize, and an additional P6,000, and plaques for the two special awards, the press release also said.

The CAT/ROTC units of Domingo Lacson National High School in Bacolod, was second, and Lopez Jaena NHS of Murcia won third, and received P15,000 and P10,000 cash prizes and trophies, respectively. Victorias NHS-Main won as best platoon leader, and the Bacolod City HS best in uniform. Each received P3,000 and plaques.

Other participating schools were the Enriquette Montilla de Esteban Memorial HS of Pulupandan; Rafael B. Lacson NHS of Talisay City; Victorias NHS-Brgy 1 Extension of Victorias City; Ramon Torres NHS of Bago City and ROTC units from the VMA Global College and West Negros University, the press release also said.

Maj. Norberto Aromin Jr. was the chairman of the Board of Judges, with CDR Junjie Tabuada, Maj Msgt. Efenito Bernardino, Tsg. Roldan Garcia and Ssg. Dennis Hernandez, all of the Philippine Military Academy, as members.

In his welcome message, Vice Mayor Nicholas Yulo said he was grateful for the participation of the schools, and that the competition has become bigger and tighter each year of the fancy drill competition.

He also thanked the PMA officials for coming and sharing their expertise with the participating schools, the press release added.*

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Bosconian wins 1st
VMC inter-school art contest

First year student John Jezreel Lozada of Don Bosco Technical Institute won the first Inter-School Art Contest of the Victorias Milling Company, with his entry titled, “Victorias…remains strong amidst the storm,” a press release from the VMC said.

Lozada won a full scholarship as grand prize. His work will be the cover of VMC’s 2014 calendar, and the school will receive a computer package as part of the prize. He described his artwork as a symbol of how Victorias remains resilient despite the odds because of “faith in God”, the press release also said.

The other winners, who will also get scholarship as prizes, were Selina Nicole Catedral, a 10th grader of St. Mary Mazzarello School and John Mitchell Valenciano, grade 6 student of the DBTI. Consolation prizes were awarded to Spring Soliba and Jodi Angelli Novela, both grade 6 students, and Angella Joyze Aquino, grade 9, all of St. Mary’s Mazzarello School, the press release said.

The winning entries were unveiled last night at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City. The contest, on the theme “Victorias: Bringing Pride to Negros”, was part of VMC’s thrust to promote Negrense arts and culture, particularly among the schoolchildren in the VMC community.

Artists Charles Luzurriaga, Bamboo Tonogbanua, Antonio Tejado, Dr. Adrian Torres, Robert Aguillon, Joey Gaston and Brian Keith Hosaka, corporate secretary and director of VMC, judged the contest, the press release added.*

The grand prize winner entry of John Jezreel Lozada*

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Bosconian wins 1st VMC inter-school art contest

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