It's NSPC (National School's Press Conference) season once again in the Philippines. It's the culmination of the year-long sharpening of the pens of the budding campus journalists in the country. Ah...the most awaited moment for both the teachers and the students. For one, because it's an opportunity to travel and momentarily escape the endless paper works in school and because there's this hope for every delegate that at the end of the event that he/she will bring back home the laurels that he/she aims for.
As for the School Paper Advisers, they already had their moments and my good friend and partner in this arena for years before I decided to move here in Thailand just had his moment in the Awarding of the Outstanding School Paper Advisers (Elementary) few hours earlier at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, this year's host city for this annual event.
|Junar: Outstanding School Paper Adviser 2012|
I would like to encourage everyone around here to dream big dreams because once we do all the universe will conspire to make those dreams happen in God's perfect time.
To my fellow advisers, being here on this stage is not the end of it all. We still have a long way to go. And if I may, to the young journalists, keep the love of journalism burning in your hearts that you may soon become big in whatever field you choose may it be in the real field of journalism or in the teaching arena.
I would like to share this prestigious award to my family who are the wind beneath my wings, to my students who have been so attentive and interested to learn the craft I share with them. My grateful acknowledgement to my immediate superiors in the division of Butuan City, Mam Dina and Mam Angie and in the regional office of Caraga Region, Dr. Isidro M. Biol, Jr. To my counterpart in the school paper, Lorenzo (that's me... :)). To my PAESPA, RESPAA and BCSPAA and of course my Enfant Cheri family, I’m so grateful for the trust and inspiration you have bestowed upon me. As words are not enough to express what I truly feels, in my humblest way , I would like to share this trophy with you.
Junar P. LasacaOutstanding School Paper Adviser 2012Caraga Region
|Circle of Winners: Maam Dina (Div. Journalism Coor. ), Junar (OSPA -2012), Maam Angie (OSPA - 2011,|
Maam Amy (OSPA - 2009, Sir Joseph (OSPA - 2008)
I could have delivered the same speech two years ago in the NSPC 2010 at Tagum City but the privilege wasn't on me but I'm sure that those mixed emotions I felt during that memorable night was everything that Junar went through last night.
Congratulations my friend. You owe me a treat when I get home.