(Honor students from public and and private schools pose with San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin in Thursday’s recognition day a the Walter Mart Mall in the City of Dan Fernando. Photo by Ashley Manabat)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Some 946 Grade 6 honor students from different public and private schools in this capital city and their parents were feted by the city government on Thursday in a ceremony held at the Wlater Mart Mall here.
A total of P703,150 was given by the city government to the students; 13 graduating with highest honors receiving P5,000 cash each while 118 students with high honors were given P2,500 each and P500 each were handed to some 815 students graduating with honors.
Mayor Edwin “Edsa” D. Santiago said the recognition is meant to reward the students with their hard work and inspire them to study more.
Vice Mayor Jimmy T. Lazatin said this is “one of the motivational factors” so that students can be inspired to study better and harder. City Councilor Harvey A. Quiwa, chair of the council’s committee on education, congratulated the students for a job well done and advised them to keep up the good work.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your potential these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence,” Dr. Imelda Macaspac, Division Superintendent of the Department of Education (DEPED), said in her opening statement.
She said the honor was meant to give due recognition to students who have achieved academic excellence.
Macaspac also thanked Santiago for initiating the activity to give incentives to deserving students.
Also present during the ceremony were Association of Private Schools and Administrators (APSA) president Edwina Arceo, Systems Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ronnie Mallari and Dr. Fernandino Achengco.