291 pupils of Xavier University Grade School , Class of 2022, earlier today pledged as members of the Alumni Association following their graduation via limited face-to-face graduation ceremonies held at the Xavier Ateneo Sports Center.
In her opening message, Vice President for Basic Education, Dr Dulce Dawang expressed how pleased she was to see the students with their parents in the first ever limited face–to-face graduation ceremony held during the pandemic period. “You have adapted very well to the sudden shift from actual classroom instruction to MS teams and you have performed well during this very difficult time. You should be proud and take pride in your achievements in the face of adversity. Chin up and continue to embrace the new challenges and opportunities that will come before you.“ Dr Dawang said.
University president Fr Mars P Tan, SJ personally congratulated each graduate accompanied by the parents/ family members, but without the customary hand-shake for safety purposes, as he handed the certificates and medals as well to the awardees.
XUGS Principal Fr Frank Dennis Savadera, SJ also lauded the students for hurdling 2 years of the pandemic where the students had to go through the challenges of online education.” We held on, we charged on and today’s gathering is proof that we have chosen to flourish and this is no mean feat.” Fr Savadera said. He also left the graduates with 3 tips as his way of sending them off – “Don’t forget to pray. Give value to service by being helpful and generous. Don’t lose your capacities to be grateful. “
To the XUGS Class of 2022, congratulations!