The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. congratulates the scholars under the TYKFI-STA Scholarship Program for Farmers’ Children for finishing another school year and even bagging honors in the recent Conferment Rites held on June 4 and 5, 2019 at the Rev. Fr. Silverio D. Ablaza Gymnasium of St. Teresita’s Academy in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.
Of the 150 scholars from Grades 7-12 in school year 2018-2019, almost 19% or 28 of them were with honors and high honors compared to last school year’s 14%.
From Grade 7 - St. Cecilia, Preach C. Ambollo, Ella Jane T. Ansotigue, Angelica Mae B. Balinbin, Raissabelle Campos, Jhade Aubrey G. Leprozo, and Mikaela B. Lozano were awarded with honors along with Grade 7 - St. Lorenzo’s Kysie D. Batallones.
From last year’s six awardees, there were nine scholars in Grade 8 who finished this school year with honors. From Grade 8 - St. Francis: Kurt Russel O. Andrada, Nicole Shane B. Bausel, Frances Alyzza S. De Guzman, Annariza T. Dumyaas, Daisy S. Gaoiran, Grace A. Nginsayan, Melvin A. Palongyas, and April Joy S. Quinones; and from St. Matthew, Jeniane Lyfer Maye A. Buhong.
Grade 9 - St. Bridget’s Jessa Mae R. Borondo, Christy Joy P. Fernandez, Marinelle K. Lab-os, and Ana Lesly M. Rosendo together with Grade 9 - St. Thomas More’s Amie A. Habungan and Eurika Faith G. Modelo were ecstatic to receive their awards with honors.
Maribeth A. Moran and Julie Ann B. Yaos of St. Bridget section maintained their places in the honor roll and even topped their awards the previous school year – receiving their awards with high honors or with an average of 95% and above.
Francis S. Lacquias of Grade 10 - St. Monica was beyond elated as he accepted his award with high honors. Novelyn O. Lacquias and Carolyn A. Nginsayan also marched the stage with honors. The three were completers of grade 10 or junior high school along with: Joshua S. Abingayan, Mylene A. Adawan, Meljoy T. Agmallo, Melody T. Agmallo, Abegail N. Baladad, Trixie Ann V. Castillo, Mary Jane D. Dinggas, Angelica R. Dua, Grace Mhernatz W. Felix, and Monic A. Ordonia.
Lastly, seven Grade 12 scholars graduated from senior high school and are now ready to face a bigger world outside of STA.
Graduates of General Academic strand (GAS) were Noreen Joy B. Basatan, Lerma D. Dinggas, Arcela P. Lamsis, and Wanda H. Martes.
Graduates of Industrial Arts – Electrical Installation Management (IA-EIM) were Jamiel T. Agmallo and Jhorge A. Agmallo.
Gerald Ron C. Tucay finished Science & Technology Engineering & Mathematics strand (STEM).
Noreen Joy B. Basatan proudly received her award with honors as she finished her high school journey with her proud parents beside her.
Her father, Mr. Edwin L. Basatan, expressed his gratitude for the help of the Foundation in his child’s education in the following message:
Message of Mr. Edwin L. Basatan
Parent of Noreen Joy B. Basatan, Grade 12 Graduate
Tribute to Sponsors, June 4, 2019, Conferment Rites of Saint Teresita’s Academy
“On behalf of the parents of the scholars, particularly the Tan Yan Kee scholars, I would like to express my sincere thanks for the support you are extending to our children. I take this as a tremendous act you do for us and so much more to our children.
I would like to emphasize to the Tan Yan Kee representatives present in this special occasion that your good Foundation created a better world for our children to have their dreams realized as they journeyed through their high school days. Our children were able to see a brighter and wider horizon that they can pursue their high school education as your Foundation extended the needed help to them. The little hope in the hearts of our children has indeed grown bigger. Opportunities in the remote areas became accessible. I would like to thank God for every endeavor the Tan Yan Kee Foundation does for our children.
Again, thank you.”