MSAD 2019 PROMOTES LPU’S MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES.
BY: JEN NAVARETTE
OCTOBER 2, 2019 – LPU-Laguna ignited the torch in raising awareness about the institution’s mission, vision, and core values as the Mission State Awareness Day (MSAD) 2019 commenced with the theme Moving Forward: Championing LPU-Laguna’s Core Values.
Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste gave the students a notable disquisition on how to live through the mission, vision, and core values of LPU-Laguna which was inspired by the late Philippine President and founder of LPU, Jose P. Laurel.
“Our mission is our guiding light to success. Our vision is our road map, our trail.” Vice Governor stated.
Representatives from each college, including the LPU-Laguna International School, participated in various competitions namely, JPL and PHL Look-alike, Essay Writing Contest, Photo Contest, Cooking Contest, LPU Hymn Choral Competition, and Art of Mimicry Contest.
JPL AND PHL LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST
Jervis Buera from the School of Health Sciences is this year’s winner of JPL Look-alike contest while Trisha Lei Maligalig is the PHL Look-alike winner. Both stood confident as they portray the father and mother of Lyceum, Jose P. Laurel and Pacencia H. Laurel.
LPU-LAGUNA IS’ PEN PUSHER BRINGS HOME GOLD
Karylle Anne Cabuyao from LPU-Laguna IS penned the best composition in Essay Writing contest. She amazed the judges with her interpretation of the theme, Character is Life Dominated by Principles. She reiterated in her essay, Finding Needle in a Haystack, the importance of having a principled leader. It might seem impossible but we can still find a good one.
Keifer Lai of SHS placed second, while Alaiza Zyrelle Aala of College of Engineering and Computer Studies (COECS) settled for third.
Jon Laurence Napawit from College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) captured the best shot for the Photo Contest. He interpreted in his photo the theme, Lifelong learners who are globally competitive, imbued with God centeredness and a nationalistic spirit. According to Napawit, he used the available materials in the library to compose his picture. He added that the winning photo is an accidental shot.
College of Business and Accountancy’s (CBA) Jean Lauren Ruzgal came in at second and Frederick Alfonso Calara from COECS placed third.
The College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (CITHM) showcased their expertise in cooking as they bagged the gold in Laurel Cooking Contest. They prepared a palatable Stuffed Chicken Roulade that the judges deemed to be the best-tasting dish in the competition.
CAS’ brought home the silver. Their Jamonada con Laurel also satisfied the taste buds of the judges. SHS’ Roasted Pork Loin also ended up in the podium as they snatched the bronze.
SINGING OUR HEARTS OUT!
CITHM Choir performed the LPU Hymn with perfect harmony and blending. The team brought home the gold in LPU Hymn Choral Competition. SHS grabbed the silver and CAS took home the bronze award for this competition.
THE ART OF MIMICRY
SHS snatched the gold in Art of Mimicry Contest. They were able to impress the judges in interpreting a painting inspired by LPU’s core values through narration and dance.
CAS and CBA took home the silver and bronze respectively.
According to Jeck Acelar of OSA, “Art of mimicry is a creative way of promoting the core values [of LPU] thru [the] Arts”.
BATTLE OF THE BRAINS
SHS continued their winning streak as they gave the most number of right answers in JPL Quiz Bee. CAS placed second while COECS came in at third.
EVERYONE’S A WINNER
For the second straight year, SHS was announced Overall Champion for MSAD 2019, besting CAS who settled for second and CITHM who ranked third.
College of Arts and Sciences was given special recognition for having the most number of attendees for MSAD 2019.
The officers of Voyage, the Official Student Publication of LPU-Laguna, took oath before the awarding ceremony.
Office of the Students Affairs also gave recognition to the student organizations who were reaccredited by their office this year.
The Lyceum Supreme Student Council (LSSC) together with Office of Student Affairs (OSA) organized this annual event. — AA / JPS