The clamor of students on an early Saturday morning is pretty hard to miss. I walked into the Lux Hall on that very Saturday, still pretty hung up on the last few minutes (or hours) of sleep I could have gotten if I didn’t have to attend CAS. Needless to say, after gorging on a Mcdonald’s breakfast and lazily walking to the hall in an attempt to wake myself up, I was anything but excited or energized.
I was tired.
And it seemed that everyone else around me was, too. Lazy students bringing out their phones and sitting haphazardly on … [Read more]
Perhaps we all had that moment when a teacher’s praise inspired us greatly.
For Kate Evangelista, now a published author, everything started with her teacher telling her she has a knack for writing. Years later, after graduating high school from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) in 2000, she held on to those encouraging words as she pursued her craft.
“I started getting interested in writing second year in high school at Southville International. My English teacher gave us a writing assignment and I started writing short stories and she said that I had something. I think teachers are really … [Read more]
Who is your favorite superhero?
While most people will cry out for Batman or Captain America, and some will lovingly mention their parents, teachers or friends, Optum Health Care Technology says Gian Carla Ortiz is their favorite superhero.
Carla, a Southville Nursing alumna, is one of the 150 awardees out of 2000 nominations of the multinational health care company. She is also recognized as (1) Best Bright Idea 2015 – Ranked 2 Overall Optum Global Solutions, (2) NRS – Team United Award, (3) Spot Awardee – OGS Townhall, (4) Innovation Awardee – OptumHealth Townhall, (5) First Lean Certified Practitioner 2015, … [Read more]
People think that they get things done alone, but they should not forget the people who helped them to achieve their goals. To our guest of honor, Atty. Karen Jimeno McBride, to our Chief Executive Mentor, Dr. Genevieve Ledesma Tan, to our school president, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, to our Principal for Basic Education, Ms Marie-Vic F. Suarez, our Deputy Principal, Ms. Nessie Lumbres, the management team, school officials, distinguished guests, passionate teachers, beloved parents and fellow graduates, what a great evening to all of us!
Throughout 4 years of high school, as a foreign student, I have always felt … [Read more]
High school alumna and De La Salle BS Physical Therapy Magna Cum Laude Arisa Takagi talked about her student days at Southville with the Office of Public Relations.
Arisa Takagi started at Southville when she was twelve years old and in Grade 8. Arisa describes her student days as unforgettable because she made long-lasting friendships. She met her best friends with whom she’s in constant communication with until now. In addition, Arisa learned things from her teachers and peers that she has applied in college. “Honestly, what I achieved now, I owe so much to Southville,” she shared. Arisa stated … [Read more]
“If you fail, do not be afraid to try again. It is always more painful to think of the things you did not do and if you succeed, stay humble.” –Danica Then, Southville alumna
Southville alumna Danica Then recently graduated Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo in the United States. She shared her success story with Jesselle Villegas from the Office of Public Relations.
JV: At what age and level did you start at Southville International School and Colleges?
Danica Then: Southville International School and Colleges was my first school. I’ve been in Southville almost my entire life, from … [Read more]
Southville high school alumna Arisa Takagi discussed how she made it to the top and her plans for the future.
Southville taught Arisa to always adhere to excellence in everything she does. “Simple or difficult, always give your best so you won’t have any regrets or what-ifs.” In college, Arisa made sure that she gave her best effort in everyday quizzes, recitations, homework, major reports, practical examinations, and revalidas.
Finding out that she was graduating Magna Cum Laude felt surreal, and Arisa is thankful to God for her achievement. “I planned to give my best starting in first year because … [Read more]
Do you want to be a published author one day? Southville alumna and gifted writer Jayra Almanzor shares what she does.
1.) I write whatever comes to mind. One thing I always see when my classmates from Canada approach me with their novels-in-the-making is that they’re always just two chapters in because they keep editing. While editing is integral in writing, it should, in my opinion, be done at the end as it only distracts one’s flow when writing. In other words, throw away perfectionism in your first draft and you’ll finish in no time!
2.) I drink coffee or … [Read more]