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Teacher Insights: #iWILL: STI’s Commitment to Positive Change

In celebration of its 32nd Anniversary, STI continues to inspire and empower students to become responsible members of society. With this year’s theme #iWill (hashtag I Will), STIers are challenged to show their willpower and be involved in building the nation by initiating action and taking the lead towards positive change.11987122_10206492126754625_1368714817947258340_n

With the growing community in social media among today’s generation, the youth can spread the word to inspire others for a better present and a brighter tomorrow. Over time, the hashtag has become a powerful platform that allows users to express themselves, share ideas online, and unite for a common cause. Through the #iWill campaign, STI challenges its students to utilize the tool responsibly and come together to use their skills, talents, and resources to initiate positive change in their own ways.

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The official launch of the anniversary theme was held on September 25, 2015, where more than 20,000 students across STI campuses nationwide marched to Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to celebrate STI’s grand 32nd anniversary. The event became a platform for students to display how their small acts turned to big and significant feats as the best of the best compete for the winning titles in this year’s thrilling showdown. Victors from local competitions (school level) advanced to the cluster level before reaching the national finals, where the finest talents face-off.

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Aside from the exciting rides from one of the country’s most famous theme parks, STIers also enjoyed the rousing national championship of social competitions as they watched their schoolmates battle it out for the much-coveted victory and bring pride to their schools.

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The Enchanted Kingdom’s Enchanting Events Place opened its doors to the competition and enlivened acclaim from the students.

Mr. STI 2015: John Jerick Valete of STI College – Tarlac Ms. STI 2015: Ruby Morales of STI College – Cubao
Mr. STI 2015: John Jerick Valete of STI College – Tarlac
Ms. STI 2015: Ruby Morales of STI College – Cubao

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MR. and MS. STI 2015
Mr. STI 2015: John Jerick Valete of STI College – Tarlac
Ms. STI 2015: Ruby Morales of STI College – Cubao

Mr. STI 2015 1st Runner-up: Arthur Evia of STI College – Muñoz-EDSA
Ms. STI 2015 1st Runner-up: Gladys Mekell of STI College – Tarlac
Mr. STI 2015 2nd Runner-up: David Caffrey of STI College – Santa Rosa
Ms. STI 2015 2nd Runner-up: Maria Berdan of STI College – Tanay
Mr. STI 2015 3rd Runner-up: Vince Michael Sunga of STI College – Global City
Ms. STI 2015 3rd Runner-up: Jessthel Cacayuran of STI College – Malolos
Mr. STI 2015 4th Runner-up: Gabriel Borres of STI College – Novaliches
Ms. STI 2015 4th Runner-up: Andrea Duran of STI College – Makati

Pabebe Boyz of STI College – Santa Rosa triumphs as the national champions of the 2015 STI Battle of the Bands!
Pabebe Boyz of STI College – Santa Rosa triumphs as the national champions of the 2015 STI Battle of the Bands!
Sistemang Musikal of STI College – Santa Maria is the 1st runner-up in the 2015 STI Battle of the Bands
Sistemang Musikal of STI College – Santa Maria is the 1st runner-up in the 2015 STI Battle of the Bands
Veritas Band of STI College – Malolos placed 2nd runner-up in the 2015 STI Battle of the Bands
Veritas Band of STI College – Malolos placed 2nd runner-up in the 2015 STI Battle of the Bands

2015 STI BATTLE OF THE BANDS
National Champions: Pabebe Boyz of STI College – Santa Rosa
1st runner-up : Sistemang Musikal of STI College – Santa Maria
2nd runner-up : Bands.Veritas Band of STI College – Malolos

Balaraw of STI College – Balagtas earns great bragging rights as this year’s national champion of the Hataw Sayaw!
Balaraw of STI College – Balagtas earns great bragging rights as this year’s national champion of the Hataw Sayaw!
UnderKatz Crew of STI College – Meycauayan successively placed 1st runner-up in the 2015 Hataw Sayaw.
UnderKatz Crew of STI College – Meycauayan successively placed 1st runner-up in the 2015 Hataw Sayaw.
Terrabyte Dance Crew of STI College – Makati has an exciting routine that earned them the 2nd runner-up in the 2015 Hataw Sayaw.
Terrabyte Dance Crew of STI College – Makati has an exciting routine that earned them the 2nd runner-up in the 2015 Hataw Sayaw.

HATAW SAYAW
National Champions: Balaraw of STI College – Balagtas
1st runner-up: UnderKatz Crew of STI College – Meycauayan
2nd runner-up: Terrabyte Dance Crew of STI College – Makati

2015 STI SINGING IDOL
National Champion: Hannah Endrina of STI West Negros University
1st runner-up: Easter Parsacala of STI College – Koronadal
2nd runner-up: Celirose Torrente of STI College – Global City

Hannah Endrina of STI West Negros University bests everyone as the national champion of the 2015 STI Singing Idol! Accepting her award is the representative from STI WNU!
Hannah Endrina of STI West Negros University bests everyone as the national champion of the 2015 STI Singing Idol! Accepting her award is the representative from STI WNU!
Easter Parsacala of STI College – Koronadal wins as the 1st runner-up of the 2015 STI Singing Idol.
Easter Parsacala of STI College – Koronadal wins as the 1st runner-up of the 2015 STI Singing Idol.
Celirose Torrente of STI College – Global City successfully placed as the 2nd runner-up of the 2015 STI Singing Idol.
Celirose Torrente of STI College – Global City successfully placed as the 2nd runner-up of the 2015 STI Singing Idol.

Battle of the Bands, Singing Idol, and Hataw Sayaw showcased the remarkable homegrown talents of student contestants with their electrifying performances. These were followed by the most anticipated pageant of the year, the Mr. and Ms. STI 2015, the search for models of excellence that embody the ideals of an STIer. The anniversary event wrapped up with a magnificent display of fireworks that left the students in awe.

STI not only continues to hone their students’ academic potentials but also creates valuable memories that will give them a blast. As the institution stays strong in its own pledge to hone the next generation of well-rounded individuals, it supports its own students to pursue their own cause for a positive change.

For all the administrators, faculty members, and STIans, HAPPY 32TH ANNIVERSARY and be the positive change that this nation needs! 😀 For more updates and pictures regarding this celebration, just go to their social media accounts.

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(Disclaimer: All photos are courtesy owned by STI Facebook Page)

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