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Basic Ed pride hailed as TOSSA

ANGELES CITY—Joseph Rassel Santiago, a graduating high school Angelian, was handed The Outstanding Secondary Students of Angeles City (TOSSA) award on March 20, 2014 at the Gabaldon Building, DepEd Division of City Schools, Angeles City.

A total of 16 senior high school students coming from public as well as private academic institutions were recipients of this year’s TOSSA, all of whom underwent a rigorous process which included an oral interview with the TOSSA Screening Committee. Additionally, the then TOSSA hopefuls were tasked to write an essay aided by a theme given by the TOSSA organizers themselves.

The TOSSA Awards Night 2014 was set within the halls of the classic Gabaldon Building at the Angeles Elementary School, filled with the awardees, their families, teacher-coaches, and school administrators. Arch. Justin Santos, Top 3 in the Architecture Board Exam, came to further inspire his fellow TOSSA awardees to aim for higher goals through excellence, service, and humility.

“Be sure that you give back to your community by grabbing every [little] opportunity to serve that comes your way, as young as you are,” remarked the former editor-in-chief of the Angelian and the Angelite during his high school and college days at Holy Angel University.

TOSSA is organized by JCI Culiat, Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Education Division of City Schools, Angeles City. Each year, TOSSA holds a search for a handful of academically gifted and socially responsible graduating high school students enrolled in public and private schools in Angeles City to hail them and inspire their fellow Angeleno students to aim for excellence and give back to their communities in their own small ways.

Date Posted: 03-20-2014