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In Focus: Escolarian Achievers Who Will Empower You To Strive Harder

In Focus: Escolarian Achievers Who Will Empower You To Strive Harder


We're all familiar with the stress that comes with being a student. Pulling all-nighters to review for an exam, preparing for reports, and juggling your other extra-curricular activities can be quite exhausting. It's not impossible to do it all, though! A student seeking for an inspiration in the middle of the tough road? You can rely on these achievers from the Centro Escolar University (CEU) to give you a little motivation!

First off, we've got the Escolarian student-athletes bagging numerous awards at the recently concluded 47th Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) and 13th Men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (MNCAA) sports tournaments.



The CEU teams were hailed as champions in badminton, swimming, and taekwondo in the WNCAA Athletics category.

Jaira May Bustarde, Ann Margarette Magallanes, Charmaine Tambauan, and Michelle Torrelino emerged victorious in badminton, while Shannen Junella Adan, Anne Denisse Deldio, Erin Gallego, Mariestrella Ong, Noe Francette Umucob, and Christine Andrea Buo led the successful CEU swim team. Meanwhile, Jezajah Leigh Bagabac, Maria Desiree Dizor, Astryd Donato, Allyza Garcia, Mary Jan Dennise Go, Michelle Labrague, Khate Rafol, Krisdee Mereille Saluquen, Dayanara Tan, and Althea Gracesher Velasco rose as the gold-clinching Escolarian taekwondo jins

For the individual recognitions, Ann Margarette Magallanes bagged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) plum for badminton; Mariestrella Angela Ong, MVP for swimming; and Jezajah Leigh Bagabac, MVP for taekwondo.

Aside from these student-athletes, Dr. Kari Camille Chu, a true-blooded Escolarian, also emerged as one CEU prized  alumni after being awarded as a Outstanding Achiever in Pediatric Optometry.


The recognition served as "a manifestation of the vigorous endeavor and dedicated determination to affect and influence other people’s lives through on-going story of aspirations that will be told and retold by generations to come."

Lastly, another Escolarian who also brought pride and glory to CEU is Leonard Ray Dizon who topped the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination results by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).



"Ordinary" students, they'd like to call themselves, but what we think makes them special? Determination, passion, and hard work. Kudos to these Escolarians!


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Photographs from Centro Escolar University




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