Senior High students enthusiastically embraced the onset of the second semester with a Semester Opening Party hosted by the Senior High Executive Envoy Panel (SHEEP), alongside STEM Lambs, ABM Barcodes, and HUMSS Siklab on February 7 at the SBC gymnasium.

Beginning at seven o’clock in the morning, students gathered at the gym for the morning assembly and announcements.

Vienessa Joy Ardid, SHEEP Grade 11 representative, and Samantha Janelle Quizon, STEM 9, served as the masters of ceremony, with opening remarks delivered by Zoe Alyssa Ysabella Eroa, SHEEP Vice President.

Following the formalities, students engaged in a series of games organized by the different strands.

The Longest Line, hosted by STEM Lambs, challenged groups of five students to create the longest line using their possessions.

Simon Gabriel M. Azucena, STEM 3, Julia Clarise E. Aguilos, STEM 2, Kim Irish C. Ligaya, STEM 1, Randel Benedict L. Perez, HUMSS 1, and John Derick U. Torino, STEM 1, clinched victory with a skein of yarn used for crochet.

ABM Barcode’s Tumpakners presented pairs with categories to guess common answers, advancing to the next round if they matched.

HUMSS Siklab orchestrated the Balloon Relay, where two groups of five members competed while traversing with a balloon between their legs.

The victorious boys’ team comprised Ronn Gabriel V. Generoso, STEM 2, Gabriel Peter E. Alvarez, STEM 2, Anthony M. Delos Reyes, STEM 10, Joseph Gabriel A. Viloria, STEM 10,  and Jose Mari M. Hernandez, STEM 10.

The program continued with a performance by Ally-Sais band, champions of the Battle of the Bands at the previous Sports and Cultural Festival with their setlist including You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift, Alapaap by Eraserheads, and Tingin by Cup of Joe.

The event culminated with closing remarks from SHEEP President Emmanuel Elsonroi Ardid, followed by a prayer, marking a spirited start to the second semester.

by: Erica Laurice A. Manalo