Kristine Joy P. Calayeg
BS Psychology, 2014
2014 Regional Awardee for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP)

The very first time I stepped my foot in the grounds of Lyceum, it has already provided me a great opportunity through the scholarship it offers, especially that time my brothers were also in college and studying in private schools and I actually thought before that it was the best that the school could ever give me but I was so wrong because this was just the jump start of everything that Lyceum had allowed me to experience.

Other than my academic responsibilities, I have responded to the call of leadership and community service since when I was in first year. I have been an active officer in many student councils and organizations inside and outside the school like Psychology Society, which I founded,

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CAS Student Council, Supreme Student Council, Dean’s College Council, Job Fair Committee, Scholastic Org, English Society, PMHA-Lipa Chapter and Psychological Organization for the Promotion of Mental Health, which have allowed me to serve my co-Lyceans, our school and even students in the region.

Most importantly, I also got the chance to go out of my way to reach communities through stress debriefing and relief operations, clean-up drive, tree planting, trainings for ALS, visitations in orphanages and social welfare institutions and many others where I was able to make a difference in the lives of others.

And aside from all these, LPU also gave me a privilege to shine and outstand in my own way even outside LPU. I was sent by CAS and Lyceum to compete in the Search for the Most Outstanding Psychology Student 2014 in CaLaBaRZon, which was annually joined by schools who were known for their expertise in the psychology program that’s why I was really pressured and uneased that time especially that was the first time that our school will be joining a psych competition since we were the pioneer batch but in spite of it, I just tried to enjoy the entire process, learn and made friends with my co-contenders. I have also represented the school during regional research conventions when I presented our undergrad thesis paper.

And the most latest is my ongoing involvement in TOSP, wherein I am now moving on the national level of the said competition together with Ms. Masako Tawara. All these experiences were fulfilling but I know very well that these wouldn’t be possible if not because of Lyceum—the school that has made the greatest impact in my school and career life just like how it did for the rest of the alumni.