On October 30, 2021, Marist School held its 2nd virtual Honors’ Assembly for School Year 2020-2021 with the theme: “Guided by Faith, Shaping Dreams, Beyond Circumstances.”
The event welcomed more than 300 people, including students, parents and guardians, as well as faculty and staff.
Mr. Shawn Luis Asuncion spearheaded the Honors’ Assembly as its emcee, which was followed by an invocation delivered by selected honor students. It was then followed by Mr. Emmanuel Balocating, Grade 11’s Highest Honor recipient, who delivered a message to congratulate his fellow honorees.
The School President, Bro. Allan de Castro, FMS gave a speech in which he emphasized that Maristas are considered the “nation’s youth who are in mission and are gifted to give” considering their achievements during the pandemic. He added that the pandemic has hopefully enlightened the students not just about their future but also about the types of leaders, nation builders, agents of change, and catalyst of progress they want to be in the future.
According to the Brother President, the top students should “embody the Marist Core Values of Faith, Marian, Communion, and Service in whatever God has invited them to do.” He also encouraged the students to “continue the mission of making Jesus known and loved in their families, among their classmates, and among their teachers,” as Mother Mary does. Finally, he thanked the parents and guardians for choosing Marist School as a partner in shaping their sons and daughters in the Marist tradition, as well as sharing their time and talents in school activities.
The presentation of the year-end medalists was led by the Assistant Principals of Cluster 1, 2, and 3, namely: Ms. Eileen Teruel, Dr. Glorita Fan, and Mrs. Charissa Guevarra. The event was also highlighted by gestures of gratitude from three medalists from different clusters who expressed their appreciation to those who inspired and supported them in achieving such a milestone. These presenters are Mr. Ashton Abastilla of Grade 3, Mr. Aaron Camposano of Grade 9, and Mr. Gerard Salao of Grade 11.
The event was closed off with the singing of the Marist Hymn and the giving of thanks to the parents, students, and guests for attending the program. Gabriel Suarez