A silver anniversary
College and high school homecomings are common events we hear of year in and year out. People look forward to reconnecting with high school and college classmates. It is a rare occasion when a preschool celebrates an anniversary.
A Child's Place alumni and their families filled up halls 1 and 2 of the SMX Bacolod Convention Center to mark the preschool's 25th anniversary on December 28.
The evening's program, emceed by silver jubilarian Gerro Dabao of Batch 1992 and Tarrah de Luzuriaga of Nursery Batch 2003, began with "The Prayer" beautifully sang by another silver jubilarian, Janru Aragon, and Riz Atienza of Batch 2012. Miles Abello, a parent of alumni Rafael and M, gave the welcome address while Earl Ganuelas of Batch 1998 shared his insights on how his ACP early education helped him reach his current status as the youngest HR Business account manager hired by Proctor & Gamble Global Business Services, to date.
Alumni singing talents Andrea Saril (2016), Riz Atienza and Carmeli Cordero (2012), Chelah Corpus and Kip Hermosura (2014), Aldrick Su (2008), and Phillip Golez (1996) entertained the audience in between the colorful and festive Christmas-themed dance performances of alumni from St. Scholastica's Academy, the University of St. La Salle Integrated School, St. John's Institute, and Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
Alumni, young and old alike, joined the fun school logo puzzle game and went home with special ACP prizes. Christian Jacob Yap (Nursery Batch 2010) won a 32" Toshiba flat screen TV, the evening's grand prize. There were 12 other winners of assorted raffle prizes.
The presence of many successful young adult alumni that evening was an affirmation of the very important role that A Child's Place plays in the formative years of preschool children.*
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