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Tanapag school promotes 53 eighth graders

BOARD of Education Vice Chairman Herman Atalig advised the 53 promotees of Tanapag Middle School to stay focused on their studies because high school will be harder.

“Believe in yourself and work hard. It is not an easy journey. Never quit. Quitting is not an option,” he said in his remarks.

For her part, Gregorio T. Camacho teacher Jennifer Villagomez told the promotees in her keynote address: “As you embark on your new journey as high school freshmen, I encourage you to consider three things: get involved, stay focused and maintain healthy relationships.”

She said high school is a great time to get involved as it offers a range of activities that can help students grow even more.

Staying focused is making the most of your time to achieve your goal, Villagomez added. “Find a balance between social life and academic goals. High school is [also] a time for self-discovery. Values and relationships may be tested. Friends and colleagues go. There are many things that you cannot control out there but you can control yourself.”

She encouraged students “to make good choices and work on developing a better and healthier you.”

The promotees themselves chose Villagomez to be the keynote speaker.

During the promotion ceremony, school principal Hilda Rios announced the students who exceled in academics.

Joan Adalia Tomokane received the Board of Education Award for obtaining the highest GPA.

In an interview, Tomokane said: “I have been working hard to get better grades because I want my family to be proud of me.”

Jinnosuke Suzuki is this year’s recipient of Commissioner of Education Award. He said he will try to get better grades in high school.

The School Leadership Award went to Bea Joy Blanco.

Tanapag school’s top eighth graders: Joan Adalia Tomokane, Guinaiya Ogumoro, Kiana Camacho, Jinnosuke Suzuki, Bea Joy Blanco, Jessica Nicole Pineda and Ashley Tenorio.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. LirioTanapag school’s top eighth graders: Joan Adalia Tomokane, Guinaiya Ogumoro, Kiana Camacho, Jinnosuke Suzuki, Bea Joy Blanco, Jessica Nicole Pineda and Ashley Tenorio. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

Subject awardees

1) Joan Adalia Magofna Tomokane — General Arts, Career and Technical Education or CTE, Science

2) Guinaiya Laurelle Ogumoro — Computer, CTE, Social Studies

3) Kiana Cabrera Camacho — Leadership Corps, CTE, Chamorro-Carolinian Language Heritage Studies

4) Jinnosuke Suzuki — Career Exploration, Physical Education

5) Bea Joy Blanco — Career Exploration

6) Jessica Nicole Pineda — Math

7) Ashley Nicole Sablan Tenorio — English Language Art

8) Rabeya Akter — Honorable Mention