BES STUDES SHINE IN REGIONAL LITERARY FEST
Some 43 students, eight of whom came from the Balete Elementary School (BES), 23 elementary and high school students from Star Glow Center for Academic and Arts, 10 high school students from the Aklan Catholic College and two from the Aklan National High School for Arts and Trades were standouts in the recently concluded Regional Literary Writeshop and Contests held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City on August 21-22, 2015.
Sponsored by the Philippine Information Agency, the literary writefest is composed of several categories. These are short story writing in English and Filipino. Poem writing in English and Filipino, Essay writing in English and Filipino, Anecdote writing, English poetry with rhythm rhyme and free verse and other literary forms.
The competition was participated in by pupils and students delegations from Guimaras, Aklan and Capiz.
The winners from Balete Elementary School are: Ayatullah Shaharani S. Quivez, 2nd place in Essay Writing English with Ms. Ramela J. Peralta as coach; Jann Alexandra J. Peralta, 3rd place, Short Story Writing –Filipino with Mr. Gilbert Dy as coach; Stephen Anthony L. Loredo, both runner up in short story writing and poem writing in English, coached respectively by Engr. Fredeciel O. Beltran and Ms. Meriam F. Lapador; Jericho Andrew N. Paunilio, runner up in short story writing in Filipino with Ms. Annaliza I. Villaruel as coach ; Ryle G. Panganonong, runner-up in Essay Writing in Filipino with Jo-Ann B. Barrios as coach; Selwyn John Roberto, runner-up in poem writing in English with Nyl L. Gallardez as coach; and Lynn D. Morales, runner-up in poem writing in Filipino with Ms. Raquiliza A. Dominguez as coach. Althea Marie C. Mado and Mark Anthony C. Rey, both of Aklan Catholic College bagged first places in Poem Writing Filipino and Anecdote Writing Filipino, respectively.
Noticing the achievements of the Aklanon children, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan is set to commend the young achievers, their mentors, and schools through a resolution./MP