Kneel for a Prayer

“To win a contest, determination, motivation and prayer are what we needed. Mao jud na ang importante nga buhaton.”

This was the statement of Ms. Ivy Charett Q. Madrista, IV-A student, when asked by one of the staffers of the ADSCOnian Voice – the Official School Paper Publication of Agusan Del Sur College (ADSCO) after winning the highest post in journalism contests – the Divisional Schools Press Conference (DSPC) and the Regional School Press Conference (RSPC).

This shy type yet competitive fourth year student of ADSCO defeated the twenty six (26) participating public and private high schools in the Division of Agusan del Sur when her write- up was adjudged 1st Place in Sports Writing Filipino during the conduct of the DSPC held at Trento National High School, Trento, Agusan del Sur, September 10-11, 2009.Another recognition was given to Madrista when she again grabbed the 1st Place in Sports Writing Filipino in the RSPC 2010 at Butuan City School of Arts and Trade, October 26, 2009. Among the fifty five (55) participating schools all over Caraga, she proved it again to them that being an ADSCOnian is worth to be applauded.

As the National School Press Conference (NSPC) 2010 qualifier, Madrista together with her adviser/ coach, Mr. Wendel C. Federicos, is preparing for the conduct of one of the prestigious journalism contests in the country, the NSPC 2010 at Tagum City, February 21-26, 2010. The said conference aims to enable the participants to demonstrate understanding of the importance of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by expressing it through varied journalistic forms and approaches, demonstrate commitment to support MDGs by advocating and integrating them in related school community initiatives, and enhance journalistic competence through healthy and friendly broadcasting and scripting contests.

The administration and the studentry are very proud of the achievements of Ms. Ivy Charett Q. Madrista. After a long time since the Agusan Del Sur College (ADSCO) won 1st Prize in the National Guitar Solo contest in 1970, ADSCO is once again catapulted to the national level through Ivy’s hard work and guidance by her mentors and coach.