Laboratory schools hold 1st virtual moving up, graduation ceremonies
By MARK IAN C. TAGAMI and ERWARD O. ALMAZAN
With the current quarantine restrictions on mass gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MMSU Laboratory Schools in the cities of Laoag and Batac held their first-ever virtual moving up and graduation ceremonies.
The event was conducted last July 30 at 9:00 am for the Laboratory Elementary Schools (LES), and at 2:00 pm for the Laboratory High Schools (LHS). These were streamed live via the official Facebook page of the university (@MMSUofficial).
“We are greatly challenged to come up with the virtual ceremonies. The COVID-19 redirected our usual preparations, but we still hope that our movers and graduates take pride in always holding high the green and gold,” expressed Dr. Bert A. Gamiao, laboratory schools principal.
Leading this year’s movers and graduates are Stacey Jane R. Salvador and Eanah Ayesha M. Aguinaldo of LES Kindergarten; Thrixie Margaret B. Reyes of LES Laoag, with highest honors; Maximus R. Delos Reyes of LES Batac, with high honors; Alford Airon C. Velasco of LHS Laoag, with high honors; and Sarah Sophia L. Santos of LHS Batac, with high honors.
The Class of 2020 is composed of 187 completers and 152 graduates. Of the 187 completers, 65 are Nursery and 48 are Kindergarten pupils of LES-Laoag, while 48 and 26 are Grade 10 students of LHS in Laoag and Batac, respectively.
Of the total graduates, 56 and 24 are graduates of LES in Laoag and Batac, respectively. Forty-one are graduates in LHS-Laoag, 27 of which are from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand and 14 are from the Accounting, Business, and Management (ABM) strand. There are also 31 STEM graduates from LHS-Batac.
The parents of the movers and graduates received their certificates of completion and diplomas, respectively, and their awards. (StratCom)