|This was their going away surprise for me :)|
Friday, April 10, 2015
Transcend. The culminating activity of the student organization I handle.
People who give advice are just talking to their past selves. As I woke up this morning, I realized that yesterday I gave 3 advices to the scholars which you would never believe came out from me.
2) "Don't Panic" and
3) "When things don't turn out as planned, things actually turn out to be better."
If my friends heard me saying this to my students, they probably think I'm such a pretentious person. Because for one, I admit, I barely relax and I panic a lot. These are just reactions of people who have high expectations of themselves. This is exactly what composes the students that I have handled this past school year. Scholars. They are the cream of the crop. The best of the best. And they have a maintaining Grade Point Average to reach in order to keep their scholarship grant until they graduate.
We have this student organization which I can never imagine how my life would be like without it's existence. It was their first year, and I am so blessed. Or maybe it's the other way around? Maybe I was placed in this position for a purpose. I remember I never really applied for this position because my university had posted a different opening.
Through out the year I always reflected, what did God and St. La Salle want me to do?
Our OIC President and Chancellor wrote me a personalized Christmas greeting last year.
"Take good care of our scholars. You are in charge of 20% of the student population."
It was such a load to bear. And I have to admit that, I am not good with names !! It took a while for me to recognize and match a face with a name. I promise to work on that. Remember a name is crucial.
Anyway, here are some photos of the event yesterday.
Seeing how they have evolved makes me feel I did a great job. My mission has been accomplished. I have planted seeds, watch them break the ground and I believe that they can already do this without me.