This year promised to be even more challenging even from day one. This was mainly because last year seem to have the best Acquaintance Party, craziest SAO officers, and the wildest day-to-day interactions yet. To outdo those accomplishments, to be able to surpass that level of fun, the students had to reinvent themselves to be better in doing what they do best as individuals.
New school year means new SAO officers. And by the end of the first month of classes, the campaign began. We introduce you to the Brave and the Wise. Two parties with slightly different goals but ultimately wanted to make some changes not only to the extra-curricular activities but even to academics as well. One prominent campaign stunt was to build an IT club. This would be specialized in helping freshmen learn programming from second-year mentors. Pretty sweet.
Florentino Miguel, the Brave Party Candidate (and the president-elect) delivering his campaign speech.
The Brave Party
The Wise Party
Presidential Candidate of the Wise Party, Jarel Alfonso.
Automated elections as usual now with collaborated efforts from GlenoiD, ArchTech, VhanJhan, and DeltoiD. To have more efficiency and accuracy in bringing out the results of the elections, Version 3 of the LST Electronic Voting System was used.
The LaSalTech Electronic Voting System Version 3 showing real time election count results.
A voting kiosk for students to vote with.
The new election software also allows testing of the new i5 units in laboratory 1.
As anticipated as the elections of the new school student leaders is the promised super-duper-out-of-the-ordinary Acquaintance Party. This is not so big deal of an event, the school decided to spend a week for this celebration. A week before this said one-week off is the Signature Haunting (or Hunting, if you prefer). Where first years are like bullied (not exactly) as a welcome gesture from the school’s unforgiving faculty, staff and second year. This is not as harsh as it sounds. Really.
That’s My Classmate was a creepy name when you’ll know that it’s a pageant for gorgeous women who can melt you just by the way they stare you down. On the last day of the week, they would be the center of attraction. No question about that.
Angela Magbanua – COMPRO I – C
Patricia Ann Alvarez Balindes – COMPRO II – FIREFOX
Vivien Gonzaga – COMPRO I-A
Pauline Balagasay – CHS I
Jaya Besonaya – COMPRO I – B
Alfa Mae Neones Collamar – COMPRO II – CHROME
When the Acquaintance Week starts, comes the Eenie Meenie Sportsfest. Day 1 is Basketball. Day 2, Volleyball, Day 3 is Badminton Day. Here are some of the photos taken on these days.
Togado’s single-handed hook shot.
Jereza (left) with a defensive shot block.
An epic wide jump shot from Roto.
The MVP, Ison (left) trying to fend off a block from Eslabon.
Harry Peria with a smash.
Acquaintance Day is really the day everyone was really freakin’ out for. By this time, students would have exhausted all their energy practicing for the Power Dance, playing games but using their extra energy to give it all out for this one day event.