Speechfest 2016: Today’s Readers – Inclusivity in Diversity

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The Culminating Activity of the English Department was successfully held last November 25, Friday. It was a day in which the students exemplarily showcased their speaking skills. Declamation Contest was held in the morning for the primary level and intermediate level. The pieces recited by the students are ‘The Wreck of the Hesperus’ for the primary level and ‘Dives and Lazarus’ for the intermediate level. In the afternoon, grades 7 and 8 participants presented their own masterpieces for the Story Telling Contest. Grades 9-11 participants ended the Speechfest 2016 with their highly applauded extemporaneous speaking.
Below are the pictures of the students who actively participated in the three major contests during the Speechfest 2016:

(Declamation Contest – Primary Level)

Jasmine Summer C. Perez – Grade 1 – Charity

Jasmine Summer C. Perez – Grade 1 – Charity

Precious Psalm L. Villaflor – Grade 1 – Charity

Precious Psalm L. Villaflor – Grade 1 – Charity

Anton Micah A. Medina – Grade 3 – Generosity

Anton Micah A. Medina – Grade 3 – Generosity

Samantha Francine R. Joaquin – Grade 2 – Humility

Samantha Francine R. Joaquin – Grade 2 – Humility

Enzo Luis C. La’o – Grade 3 – Generosity

Enzo Luis C. La’o – Grade 3 – Generosity

Krystelle C. Bolinao – Grade 2 – Humility

Krystelle C. Bolinao – Grade 2 – Humility

The Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to the participant by Ms. Erlinda P. Juan and Ms. Milette Baygan. The participants also got a chance to have a photo opportunity with the judges and their English teachers. (From left to right: Ms. Erlinda P. Juan, Samantha Joaquin, Sir John Rei Real, Enzo Luis C. La’o, Anton Micah Medina, Ms. Tess Bayot, Krystelle Bolinao, Ms. Thelma O. Marquez, Precious Psalm Villaflor, Ms. Milette Baygan, Jamine Summer Perez, Ms. Madel Trinidad, Ms. Norly Guillano, Sir Justin Angelo Bron, Ms. Roselle Balanga, Ms. Jacqueline Bentulan)

The Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to the participant by Ms. Erlinda P. Juan and Ms. Milette Baygan. The participants also got a chance to have a photo opportunity with the judges and their English teachers.
(From left to right: Ms. Erlinda P. Juan, Samantha Joaquin, Sir John Rei Real, Enzo Luis C. La’o, Anton Micah Medina, Ms. Tess Bayot, Krystelle Bolinao, Ms. Thelma O. Marquez, Precious Psalm Villaflor, Ms. Milette Baygan, Jamine Summer Perez, Ms. Madel Trinidad, Ms. Norly Guillano, Sir Justin Angelo Bron, Ms. Roselle Balanga, Ms. Jacqueline Bentulan)

Before the results were revealed, an inspiring and adorable rendition of Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson was performed by Enzio Ramiro l. Kho from Grade 3 – Generosity.

Before the results were revealed, an inspiring and adorable rendition of Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson was performed by Enzio Ramiro l. Kho from Grade 3 – Generosity.

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After the intermission number, the winners were finally revealed. The results of the Declamation contests are the following:

2nd runner up – Micah Anton S. Medina
1st runner up – Samantha Francine R. Joaquin
Champion – Enzo Luis C. La’o

 

(Declamation Contest – Intermediate Level)

Antoinette Myrel B. Carballo – Grade 5 – Amity

Antoinette Myrel B. Carballo – Grade 5 – Amity

Crystal Tara M. Chua – Grade 5 – Amity

Crystal Tara M. Chua – Grade 5 – Amity

Chrizel Anne T. Gabriel – Grade 6 – Honesty

Chrizel Anne T. Gabriel – Grade 6 – Honesty

The participants for the Declamation Contest Intermediate Level were awarded the certificate of appreciation.  (From left to right : Ms. Norly Guillano, Ms. Madel Trinidad, Ms. Roselle Balanga, Ms. Erlinda P. Juan, Jana Nicole R. Adorable, Alexandra L. Añonuevo, Chrizel Anne t. Gabriel, Crystal Tara M. Chua, Antoinette Myrel B. Carballo, Ms. Milette Baygan, Sir Justin Angelo Bron)

The participants for the Declamation Contest Intermediate Level were awarded the certificate of appreciation.
(From left to right : Ms. Norly Guillano, Ms. Madel Trinidad, Ms. Roselle Balanga, Ms. Erlinda P. Juan, Jana Nicole R. Adorable, Alexandra L. Añonuevo, Chrizel Anne t. Gabriel, Crystal Tara M. Chua, Antoinette Myrel B. Carballo, Ms. Milette Baygan, Sir Justin Angelo Bron)

A heartfelt rendition of the song “Thinking out Loud” was performed by Bea Grate and Jaztin Nadal from Grade 8 – Steadfastness

A heartfelt rendition of the song “Thinking out Loud” was performed by Bea Grate and Jaztin Nadal from Grade 8 – Steadfastness

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After the intermission number, the following participants were hailed as winners:

2nd runner up – Crystal Tara M. Chua
1st runner up – Antoinette Myrel B. Carballo
Champion – Chrizel Anne T. Gabriel

 

Ms. Thelma O. Marquez, Mr. John Rei Real, and Ms. Jacqueline F. Bentulan were awarded the certificate of appreciation for spending their time and sharing their expertise on the said contest.

Ms. Thelma O. Marquez, Mr. John Rei Real, and Ms. Jacqueline F. Bentulan were awarded the certificate of appreciation for spending their time and sharing their expertise on the said contest.

 

Story Telling Contest – Grades 7 & 8
For the Story Telling Contest, Grades 7 and 8 students created their own stories in their classrooms during their English period. Five stories were then chosen by their English teachers to qualify for the elimination round. From those five stories, three stories per level were chosen to be represented in the final round. Hence, the stories told by the six participants are products of their own imaginations and formulation of thoughts.

Bianca Therese D. Vergabera – Grade 7 – Forbearance

Bianca Therese D. Vergabera – Grade 7 – Forbearance

Hendrix A. Zulueta – Grade 8 – Steadfastness

Hendrix A. Zulueta – Grade 8 – Steadfastness

Kenshin Cyan J. Suñer – Grade 8 – Steadfastness

Kenshin Cyan J. Suñer – Grade 8 – Steadfastness

Bernadette V. Bumanglag – Grade 7 – Forbearance

Bernadette V. Bumanglag – Grade 7 – Forbearance

Clarence T. Tendido – Grade 8 – Steadfastness

Clarence T. Tendido – Grade 8 – Steadfastness

Julia Cherise P. Rivera – Grade 7 – Forbearance

Julia Cherise P. Rivera – Grade 7 – Forbearance

The certificate of appreciation was awarded to the story tellers of their own masterpieces.  (From left to right : Hendrix A. Zulueta, Clarence T. Tendido, Kenshin Cyan J Suñer, Bianca Therese D. Vergabera, Julia Cherise P. Rivera, and Bernadette V. Bumanglag)

The certificate of appreciation was awarded to the story tellers of their own masterpieces.
(From left to right : Hendrix A. Zulueta, Clarence T. Tendido, Kenshin Cyan J Suñer, Bianca Therese D. Vergabera, Julia Cherise P. Rivera, and Bernadette V. Bumanglag)

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After all the performances of the storytellers, three outstanding interpretations of stories were hailed as winners:

2nd runner up – Kenshin Cyan J. Suñer
1st runner up – Clarence T. Tendido
Champion – Bianca Therese D. Vergabera

 

Extemporaneous Speaking
For extemporaneous speaking, one question was asked for each contestant. The question was, “Based on what is happening in the Philippines, how do you view justice?

Jeminah Mae L. Inginiero – Grade 9 – Uprightness

Jeminah Mae L. Inginiero – Grade 9 – Uprightness

Julianna Marcela O. Dichosa – Grade 9 – Uprightness

Julianna Marcela O. Dichosa – Grade 9 – Uprightness

Jester Darylhans R. Ramos – Grade 11 – Piety

Jester Darylhans R. Ramos – Grade 11 – Piety

Romulo III C. Fiesta – Grade 11 – Piety

Romulo III C. Fiesta – Grade 11 – Piety

Whaqyn Miguel O. Olalia – Grade 9 – Uprightness

Whaqyn Miguel O. Olalia – Grade 9 – Uprightness

Julia Visha M. Villanueva – Grade 10 – Integrity

Julia Visha M. Villanueva – Grade 10 – Integrity

Yna Bianca D. Maulion – Grade 10 – Integrity

Yna Bianca D. Maulion – Grade 10 – Integrity

Denise Allyson S. Abaya – Grade 10 – Integrity

Denise Allyson S. Abaya – Grade 10 – Integrity

The certificate of participation was awarded to the eleven participants from Grades 9 to 11.

The certificate of participation was awarded to the eleven participants from Grades 9 to 11.

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Among the eleven participants, three outstanding extemporaneous speakers were awarded as:

2nd runner up – Jeminah Mae L. Inginiero
1st runner up – Julia Visha M. Villanueva
Champion – Whaqyn Miguel Olalia

 

The certificate of appreciation was given to the judges for sharing their time and expertise in Extemporaneous Speaking.

The certificate of appreciation was given to the judges for sharing their time and expertise in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Truly, Blooomfieldians have an incredible talent in speaking. The Speechfest 2016 gave an opportunity to some students to prove themselves and paved the way to some students to surprise us with their unexpected potentials in the field of speaking. To all the participants and winners, congratulations! Through this culminating activity, you have just shown us that you have the power to show the world one day, that you are a man for all.

 

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