DWCU 51st Foundation Day

DWCU 51st Founding Anniversary A Two-Day Fun

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February 23-24, 2018 marks a successful year journeyed by Divine Word College of Urdaneta. With good leadership, subordination, cooperation, and communication, hardships and failures that are undeniably challenging were surpassed; choosing to rise above the situation and to prove the blood of a true Divinian. For such excellent work they reunited to celebrate the 51st Founding Anniversary of Divine Word College of Urdaneta with the theme “Witness to the Word: Forming Communities with Social Responsibility”. As another year will come, they stand with pride and confidence that DWCU is aiming for a quality and global education and heads held high with honor, because 51 years in counting and DWCU is still standing.

dsc_0087.jpgThe two-day Founding Anniversary started with a Holy Mass held at St. Michael Gymnasium at Divine Word College of Urdaneta to seek the guidance and thank the Lord for being the center of the institution. It was followed by a Motorcade that tracked routes around Urdaneta City. As the Motorcade is ongoing, selected Basketball Athletes and Students joined the Basketball Exhibition Game that was held at the Quadrangle. The game was a breakout activity for students, parents, and guests watched the whole spectacular game.

dsc_0674.jpgIn the afternoon, the most awaited activity of the Foundation Day-The Dance Retro Competition. Every student of the grade levels was a participant that is why the expectation is higher. The performances rocked the gymnasium as the audience danced along with the performers. It was mesmerizing that the top grossing and hit dance songs in 1990s, 1980s, and 1970s are not yet forgotten. The Dance Retro Competition entertained the audience up to their delight.

DSC_0870February 24, 2018, is the second day of the 51st Founding Anniversary of DWCU, to energize the students a Fun Run and a Zumba were held to prepare them for the DWCU Got Talent that showcased extraordinary talents of the students. Afterwards, The Spoken Poetry Contest captured the hearts of the listeners with their masterpiece as they narrate the history of Divine Word College of Urdaneta. On the other hand, the Medical Mission and Blood Donation were conducted with the goal to help people in need of health assistance.

It was a successful yet a memorable event. As years will come to pass by, Divine Word College of Urdaneta promises to uphold and promote Integrity, Social Responsibility, Evangelization, and Excellence as its guiding core values. It will be an avenue of holistic learning and development of students.

Verbo Veritatis Verbo Vitae!

Below are the pictures during the 2-day DWCU 51st Foundation Day Celebration.

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 img090This was manifested as the Grade 1 – St. Raymond, Grade 3 – St. Thomas Aquinas and Grade 5 – St. Albert the Great classes from the Elementary Department celebrated together their Annual Class Feast Day last January 31, 2018, not only with a mass at 8:00 AM presided by Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President, but also by inviting the  children of Barangay Bayaoas to join the Class Feast Day Celebration.

In collaboration with the Barangay Bayaoas Council represented by Mrs. Kimberly B. Gozon, the Barangay Bayaoas Secretary, and Ms. Claire Tabilin, Teacher-In Charge of Bayaoas Daycare, more than thirty (30) children with their parents came to DWCU at around 9:30 AM. A program was held at the St. Michael Gymnasium by the celebrating classes for these children. The program started with a Doxology by selected Grade 3 and Grade 5 pupils, followed by welcome remarks given by Ms. Carolina T. Sayapen, the Pre-school and Elementary Principal. Different presentations were carried out by the Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5 pupils; exciting children games were also played and joyously participated by the children of Barangay Bayaoas and DWCU pupils. Snacks and gifts were also given to the recipients. To conclude the program, Fr. Venerando J. Yator, SVD, the DWCU Campus Minister, gave his blessings and closing remarks, and Mrs. Mheia Joy B. Gabaldon, the Grade 1-St. Raymond Class Adviser gave the closing prayer.

A “salo-salo” was shared by everyone after the program. It was indeed a joyful celebration for the Grade 1-St. Raymond, Grade 3-St. Thomas Aquinas and Grade 5-St. Albert the Great pupils celebrating their Class Feast Day together with the children of Brgy. Bayaoas with the theme ““God doesn’t ask us to do great things. He asks us to do small things with great love.”. Ms. Paulette Jane T. Pablico, Grade 3 Adviser, acted as the Emcee of the program.