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MCL Senior High School produces first batch of graduates

A total of 832 graduates comprised of the first batch of students to finish their Senior High School education at Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL).

Mr. Ferdinand "Perry" A. Ferrer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMS Group of Companies, served as the keynote speaker of the 1st MCL Senior High School Commencement Exercises.

Showing up proudly in their blue togas, the 832 graduates of Malayan Colleges Laguna – Senior High School (MCL-SHS) received their diplomas during the 1st SHS Commencement Exercises on May 22, 2018 at the Plenary Hall, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

The graduates were given motivation by Mr. Ferdinand “Perry” A. Ferrer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMS Group of Companies, as their keynote speaker.

Though concise, his address was full of advice, reminding the graduates to take action for their dreams and to find their passion because working with zeal is the key to success.

Mr. Perry also shared the formula for success, which is passion, hard work, conviction, patience, integrity, and faith. He urged them to develop a lifelong passion for learning and self-improvement.

“A new life is ahead of you. Make the most out of each day. Don’t live someone else’s life. Live your own life. There is no shortcut to success. Share your blessings. Contribute to society. And lastly, protect your integrity,” he concluded.

Afterwards, Best in Research awardees Wynona Aeris Joyce C. Antonio, Athena Mae C. Magdaraog, and Almira Joyce D. Pineda, with their adviser, Ms. April B. Nombrefia, were given special recognition for their study “Effectiveness and Efficiency of a Piezoelectric Sensor and Diaphragm Magnet Conductor in Sound-Electricity Conversion: A Comparative Analysis.”

Graduates With Honors and With High Honors were also recognized during the event. The Special Awardees were previously lauded during a Recognition Ceremony last May 15, 2018.

Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) graduate Maru Joi O. Pasion, who was recognized With Highest Honors, delivered the first MCL Senior High School valedictory address.

Delivering the very first MCL-SHS valedictory address was Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) graduate Maru Joi O. Pasion, who shared the things she learned during her two-year stay in MCL.

Maru revealed that despite her marked confidence on most days, she still has fears and insecurities and sometimes doubts her worth.

“Seeing how you strive daily in your own battles in life was the reason why I did not give up, and you posting it online made me feel that we are together in this battle,” she admitted.

Adding to her speech was a reminder from the Office for Student Services (OSS) Director Prof. Angelito D. Platino from when she and her classmates had their clearance signed: look ahead (to their dream), look back (at where they came from), look within (at how MCL has taught and changed them), and look up (to God).

Maru ended her address by pledging that she will fulfill her “human part to help advance man’s welfare through the excellence and virtue” instilled in her.

The declared alumni then took their pledge of loyalty to their alma mater, which was led by Prof. Angelito D. Platino.

The memorable morning for the graduates was graced by the presence of the board of trustees, deans, administrators, staff, and instructors of MCL. Mr. Bronzon Patrick F. Del Rosario served as the Master of Ceremonies.

More photos from the event may be viewed on the official MCL Facebook page.

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