Concordia College of Benguet Foundation Day
Concordia College of Benguet held its 1st Foundation Day Last October 2, 2014, with the theme: Growth, Diversity and Excellence in Education. It was celebrated by all students, instructors, and staff of the organization. The event is aimed to commemorate the Concordia College of Benguet’s 1st year’s milestones as well as the challenges they faced and succeeded. It took 2 weeks for the students and staff to prepare all the things needed to make the celebration an event to be remembered and a basis for the coming years of celebrating the foundation day. The program was headed by the Master of the Ceremony; Mr. Michael Daodaoen and Ms. Eloeron Dayso, both are first year students of Concordia College of Benguet. The event was divided into three parts, the opening program, Sports activities for the students and the awarding ceremony/closing program. In addition, the students and staff also agreed to provide a small booth for selling famous rice cakes and refreshing “sago-gulaman” drinks for other students and staff, which happened to became very famous inside the campus.
inspirational song for the Invocation, followed by the Singing of the National Anthem. Honorary President Husky Ryu formally opened the Foundation day by giving a very inspiring message for the students. He told the students his life story, how he became a CEO. Mr. Ryu said, “To be successful is hard, and it will be impossible without effort, sacrifices and challenges. I work so hard, that I forgot to dream, I only work to survive, I don’t want people to be like me, I want them to be happy on what they’re doing, I want them to know what is a better life and what is the right approach to reach it, I want to share what I know to them. Your lives (the students) are a bit different to regular students, but when you work hard, it’s for your own future. It will be great if you have your own dream and with passion and challenges you can achieve it, but first you need to try, and try harder. We are here for you. Don’t lose your dream and keep challenging yourselves.” The words by Mr. Ryu left students to strive more and persevere as they continue their journey in Concordia College of Benguet. The message was received with applause and a lively welcome dance number by the students concluded the opening program. The crowd was thrilled and excited as the day had just begun.
The sports activities were the most challenging and exciting part for the students, as they were tested both physically and mentally. They were divided into 2 teams; block A and block B. The activities include Basketball, Table tennis, board games namely; scrabble, word factory and chess. The students also had a chance to compete in Quiz bee contest (questions were derived from all of their current subjects), poster-making contest (following the foundation day theme) and free essay and poem writing contest. The students were all competitive and put their best to win and be able to take home the honor and medals for their team.
After all the winners had been announced and medals were distributed accordingly, CEO David Kang delivered an Inspirational message for the students. All were moved by the CEO’s message which was very enlightening and inspiring. A lively and exceptional song numbers from students and staff and instructors were intermittently broke the tense and serious environment during the awarding ceremony. To end the foundation day, two birthday cakes for the Concordia College of Benguet were served and candles were blown and a very lively happy birthday song was sung. Indeed it was a celebration to top for.