MAKATI CITY, April 13 (PIA) — Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay recently announced the winners of the Search for Ten Outstanding Students of Makati (TOSM) during the awarding ceremony held at the Session Hall, 22nd Floor of the New Makati City Hall.Binay said the search, now on its 36th year, aims to recognize the important role of the youth in the growth and development of the city that would also translate to the entire nation, thus motivating students to strive and bring out the best in themselves.
“This annual undertaking is our way of recognizing exceptional students whose talents, skills and achievements show great leadership potential. It also signifies our best efforts in providing our students opportunities to strengthen their capability to lead others by example and encourage them to be active participants in nation-building,” Binay said.
This year’s TOSM awardees are as follows: Erica Pebbles Fleras of Makati High School; Estella Dhel Villamiel of Colegio de Sta. Rosa-Makati; Minette Faye Rolle of San Isidro National High School; Jennievave Marie Elimanco of Pitogo High School; Jacquelyn Michelle Hernandez of Saint Paul College of Makati; Jeorgia Allison Baluyot of Guadalupe Catholic School; Jacel Vanessa Villarda of Guadalupe Catholic School; Katrina Anne Tiambeng of Colegio San Agustin; Krixia Zhienelle Subingsubing of Saint Paul College of Makati; and Sabrina Melissande Tamayo of Colegio de Sta. Rosa Makati.The young achievers each received a plaque and a medallion and were given bouquets of flowers, while the JCI Makati Leadership Award was given to Katrina Anne Tiambeng of Colegio San Agustin.
The mayor also acknowledged the support of the Junior Chamber International Makati (JCI-Makati), a civic organization, which has been the program partner for the past 35 years. JCI-Makati is headed by Noel Galvez while this year’s JCI TOSM Project Committee Chairman is Anthony Dy.
The city-wide search was headed by the Youth and Sports Development Department of the city government and the judging took place last March 20.
Nominees to the Ten Outstanding Students of Makati were judged based on academic excellence (40%); school extra-curricular activities (20%); extra-curricular activities (outside the school-20%); talent presentation (10%); and leadership (10%).
The Judges were Raymond Arcega, University of Makati VP for Administration; Marilou Pepaño, Social Welfare Department Officer; Imelda Espinol, DepEd-Makati; Albert Alday, University of Perpetual Help Rizal JONELTA Foundation School of Medicine; and Luciano Quilapio of Speech Communication Center. Event sponsors were CIIT, CreatiVoices, Lloyd Luna, CreatiVisions, Meister, Rex Book Store, and Astech Australian Led Innovation.
Those who vied for the search were fourth year high school students from public and private schools in Makati who are consistent academic achievers, with good leadership skills, of good moral character, and with outstanding achievements in school extracurricular activities that helped promote the good name of the City of Makati. (ICRD/RJB/JCP-PIA NCR)