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Atty. Jeanne Carla Ferrer

High School,

Class 2004-2005

"There was a perfect balance between academic and non-academic activities in Southville. While we were taught to excel in our schoolwork, we were also molded to become well-rounded individuals through numerous school events and activities that are full of life lessons." read more>>

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Little Ripples Make Huge Waves

Lucille Jean Raterta, of Southville International School and Colleges High School Class 2013, graduated Cum Laude with the degree of Bachelor of Science in at the Siliman University last March 2017.

Lucille had been in Southville since preschool education until her High school graduation. She shared that Southville was a huge part of her adolescence and was glad she had the opportunity to grow up with a tight knit community. She said that Southville taught her not only academic and moral excellence but also brought out her talent in dancing.

“When I was in Kinder, Teacher Avic Suarez asked me to perform with her class for a Talent Show. It was a simple dance to the song "Beauty and the Beast". I think that's where my interest in dancing started. Asides from academics, Southville was an avenue for me to dance and create a good balance within myself,” said Lucille.

In a special correspondence, Teacher Avic shared that she is very proud of Lucille, who she call her belle, and her achievements.

“I am very proud of you. Thank you very much for living and breathing the 5Cs that SISC tried to equip you with. You are an inspiration to us and to all Monarchs. Keep on reaching your goals. Keep on dancing!” Teacher Avic wrote.

Lucile, who practically grew up in Southville, shared that she still lives by the Southville culture of 5Cs of Character, Collaboration, Competence, Creativity.

“Competence and Character have been the most prominent in the 5C's of Southville that describe me the most - those are the principles we uphold in Silliman University as well. In my journey in college, it is those C's that pushed me forward and motivated me to finish.”

Lucille plans to pursue Marine Biology to help protect the ocean. She is now seeking work or volunteer opportunities in NGO's around Dumaguete.

“In my 3rd year of college, I had the opportunity to encounter a whale shark in Cebu. I told myself, ‘I want to protect the ocean. Or at least try.’ And that was when I set my eyes on pursuing Biology. It was this inner calmness of the whale shark, and the ocean, and the sense of urgency for marine conservation that got me. Unlike most of my batch mates, I plan to pursue marine biology instead of medicine. As of now, I'm seeking work/volunteer opportunities in NGO's around Dumaguete to get that experience that I need.”

Lucille is a true testament of Southville’s unending commitment in preparing its students not only to be academic achievers but also to be movers of society, able to turn little ripples into huge waves.