The whole community of Divine Word College of Urdaneta is in a jovial mood as the Intramurals commences for four days of festivity pageantry, intellect, and sports. The event kicks off on September 6 starting with a Para-Liturgy led by Fr. Tanysun Sunico. The parade of the personnel, teachers, and students within Barangay Bayaoas came next and ended with the saludo of the Families, the Integrity and Excellence, formed by the division of students from the elementary, high school and college.

In the opening ceremonies, Fr. Edgar Calunod, DWCU Finance Officer, gave the opening remarks while Mrs. Marina Elizabeth M. Domingo, Grade School Principal, introduced the Guest Speaker,

Mr. Elmo Bernardino

Mr. Elmo Bernardino, officer-in-charge of the Private Schools in the Division of Urdaneta City. Mr. Bernardino gave a very significant speech about the purpose of Intramurals and of man having multiple intelligences. He emphasized that a person can excel not only in academics but also in other fields like sports. After the speech of the guest speaker, Christopher D. Garcia, CSC Sports Coordinator, gave the Oath of Sportsmanship for all the students to state. Jaezer B. Ferrer, SSC Sports Coordinator, then led the lighting of torch while riding a mountain bike and ended it with a yell of “Let’s Go Divinians, Let’s Go!” After that, the banners of Integrity and Excellence were hoisted by representatives from both families. Fr. Gil T. Manalo gave his message to all participants and declaration of officially opening the Intramurals. The opening ceremonies ended with a ceremonial toss led by Fr. Manalo and Mr. Bernardino.

Students from the High School Department, namely the participants of the Juicy contest gave an intermission number. Also, the pupils in the Pre-School Department gave a very entertaining special presentation together with their teacher, Ms. Elvira Cayabyab.

The Ceremonial Toss

Immediately after the ceremonial toss, the contest proper for Calisthenics for the Elementary and Cheerdance for the High School began. Fourth Year students gave an amazing performance that wowed the crowd giving them the distinction as winners in the Cheerdance competition.

After the break, the contest in Declamation and Quartet for the High School Department commenced. Ruby Rose Moreno from III-Genesis won the declamation while the students from I-St. Matthew won the Quartet Singing Contest.

In the Mister & Miss Intramurals pageant of High School Department, Huan Nicolaz G. Sumera of II-St. Cecilia and Kristine Conly M. Cabigting of IV-St. Francis bagged the crowns as Mr. & Ms. Intrams respectively.

The closing program and awarding of winners was held on September 9 at St. Michael Gymnasium. The Excellence Family was declared as the Over-all Champion. Congratulations!!!

Below are some of the highlights of the Intramurals celebration. Just click the pictures for more.

Fourth-Year Students on their Cheer Dance

I-St. Matthew - Quartet Singing Contest - 1st Place

Huan Nicolaz G. Sumera of II-St. Cecilia and Kristine Conly M. Cabigting of IV-St. Francis

Mr. and Miss Intramurals 2011


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