Golden Jubilarians honor Lepanto National High School (LNHS) on its 66th Foundation Day by contributing P100K educational assistance
The Lepanto High School Batch 1968, the “Golden Jubilarians” on their 50th batch anniversary, visited their alma mater, now the Lepanto National High School, to celebrate its 66th Foundation Day.
Francisco V. Alican, an architect affiliated with various prestigious professional societies here and abroad, from Batch 1968 was the guest speaker and guest of jonor who expounded on the event’s theme LNHS@66: A Steadfast Beacon of Education for Excellence,” inspiring the attendees with his success story and message of passion, patience and perseverance as the secrets of excellence.
Alican is also the president of the Alumni and Friends of LHS/LNHS Inc. who recently refurbished the school clinic, making a big contribution to the school’s winnings in many school competitions in the division, region and national level.
Together with his batchmates, he celebrated their batch’s 50th anniversary by contributing a total of P100,000 as educational assistance to deserving graduating students. Leonardo Nieva, an engineer who came all the way from Belgium and the fund raiser of the group, reported that applicants will have to write an essay explaining why they deserve the financial assistance. The educational assistance will be awarded during the graduation rites in April 2019.
According to their golden jubilee celebration steering committee chair Apolinario Marrero, they hope that their contribution will be the start of a scholarship that will be sustained by the alumni of LHS/LNHS.
As is customary, the school celebrated with an ecumenical thanksgiving service, a parade, pass in review by the CAT, a program, exhibits and parlor games. To date, the school has graduated 10,274 students. Among the visiting alumni were dignitaries including Mankayan Mayor Materno R. Luspian of Batch 1965; Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company Vice President and Resident Manager Engr. Thomas S. Consolacion from Batch 1974, Paco Barangay Captain James Gomgom-o from Batch 1981 and LNHS PTA President Jeanilyn Pomeg-as from Batch 1990.
By: Clares B. Guminigin