Tarlac Private School's Association (TAPSA) Academic Competition, an event for showcasing knowledge and wisdom, has been known for different schools are of rivalry having representatives for a particular subject. The main aim of TAPSA Academic Competition is to develop and hone the student's ability to comprehend questions and at the same time answer them to expand their thinking and intellectual prowess as well. Another thing is to express camaraderie among the schools and to fellow participants. This friendly competition has been a great opportunity not only for the participant but also for the school. If one attains victory, the benefits that a school can possibly get are as follows: its reputation can be elevated, the chance to promote, and the standard and quality when it comes to academics can be known across the province.

As mentioned by Colin L. Powell,"Triumph is obtained through one's preparedness and hard work". TAPSA participants are sieved and filtered by the means of elimination; I can therefore say that they are the best out of the best. Tarlac Christian College have allotted time, place, and books for their participants to review. Trainers and trainees have been reviewing for some time now, especially that the competition for the elementary is due on the 24th of August year 2013. As I visit and view the participants in the library, I can see the determination and eagerness to their eyes as they review for this competition. Each and every time, these students and teachers have a strong eager desire for winning. Therefore, they are indeed athirst of getting God’s attention; otherwise, they’ll get their intention if they prayed and prayed, a lesson that this institution has taught us that should never be forgotten. Every second, minute, hour, and day are spent really wisely for preparing the minds of these young people. Other school participants may have the motive of winning for the sake of their school and that they must not lose in this competition. Whereas, a genuine TAPSA participant representing Tarlac Christian College has the first and foremost motivation of glorifying God. Second, they must trust in God and to their own abilities. Third, they must have the dedication to make their school and parents proud. Lastly, they must have the yearning of putting the school’s and God’s name in such victory. In these ways, surely our school can attain triumph. As small as these elementary participants may seem, but they surely have gigantic brains within them. All the time spent reviewing for this competition will all be worth it especially if we attain victory.

 

-Jel Ann Mae Liwanag IV-Jeremiah

 

It was Saturday morning of September 28 of 2013 when another competition among the secondary and tertiary level was held at Gerona Junior Colllege (GJC). Tccian trainers and participants,arrived in GJC just before the program started; it was around 8:15 A.M. To begin with, the singing of the National Anthem and followed by the remarks of Ma’am Thelma Perez, the directress of GJC . After that, the Masters of Ceremony (MCs) began the roll call of school participants with an intermission number by a GJC student singing the prominent teen-age OPM song, “Magkabilang Mundo”. Short message from the TAPSA President, Mrs. Evangeline T. Constantino. Wherein she stated that TAPSA involves 3Es and that is education, experience, and exploration. “Bring ot the best in every school”,she added. Few minutes later, those selected students led the participants to the Contest Rooms. As soon as the questionnaires were filtered, the competition began. The atmosphere inside the Contest Rooms re very different from the outside. If my ears are like stethoscope, I can easily hear fast heartbeats of various participants. Maybe as fast or faster than those of the trainers waiting for the results outside. As I interview other TAPSA participants like firsttimers and based on my own experience, the feeling is simply excitement and as the contest continues it was mixed with the strike of fear or better call it being nervous. You can really feel the tension, my hands are frozen and sweaty same for my other teammates and feeling the warmth inside you. Truly, our school is unique. Teaching us the most valuable lessons we could ever know and that includes trust in God and in the power of prayer. The day before the competition, we alotted time for a prayer meeting and in the competition itself. As soon as we enter the room, we prayed. And maybe God heard our non-ending plead for granting us victory that we deserve and He never failed to let us down. He gave our school the pride and triumph we hoped for and in exchange, God’s Glory. Ranking 4th over-all, God answered our prayers.

 

-Jel Ann Mae Liwanag IV-Jeremiah

 

On a beautiful sunny day of August 24, 2013, TAPSA Grade School Academic Competition was held. TAPSA has been an annual event; and now, it has been sixty abundant years since the very first competition. This celebration together with the main event of match has been warmly welcomed, facilitated, and organized by the faculties and staffs of the event venue, Tarlac Montessori School (TMS). “Paving the Way to Success”, the theme for this year’s TAPSA Competition. The registration started at seven to eight in the morning. After that, the TMS has prepared a very interesting opening program. This includes the Doxology and the singing of the National Anthem by the TMS Choir; the welcome remarks of Dr. Elizabeth Asiaten, the TMS Directress, stated “TAPSA is a symbol of UNITY and Oneness”. I suppose she is indeed right since TAPSA is the abbreviation for Tarlac Private School’s ASSOCIATION; this word explains itself, a group that acts as one. Then, a very entertaining special number from a group of young people called the TMS Musical Ensemble and TMS Dance Troupe. Few minutes later, very aspiring words came out to the mouth of the TAPSA President Mrs. Evangeline Constantino also from Bayanihan Institute. Especially when she stated that students joining in this competition must not falter and they must all feel winners by having the privilege to represent their schools. At exactly nine in the morning the competition begun and participants went inside to their given rooms. While the trainers and parents are not allowed to go inside the rooms; they will await patiently for the results. In the gymnasium, TMS set a projector and a film to be watch for those who stayed and waited. Every Child is Special and Three Idiots are the Indian Movies they let us watch; both movies have a great lesson like at school, home and in our relationships between others. Every now and then, Mr. Ricky Huet, the Master of Ceremony, said few announcements while the film is on-going. Tensed and nerve-racking atmosphere is what people like trainers and parents around me are feeling; I think waiting for four hours for the results became like four long years for them. At one time, I overheard one trainer saying that their trainees always wanted training and when there isn’t any they’ll be sad. That’s the right attitude! As I heard that, a smile lit my face; just knowing how excited, prepared, and at the same time nervous these students were. Maybe around one in the afternoon, some students are coming out of the rooms and you can easily recognize them because of the color coding of shirts such as green for grade 1, yellow for grade 2, red for grade 3, blue for grade 4, white for grade 5,and orange for grade 6. Other school faculty is already smiling and happy. It’s funny how our school faculty, men to be exact, are screaming and clapping while saying “Practice Lang!” Because of that, teachers went laughing instantly as well as other faculty. Few minutes later, they started announcing the winners from 5th to the 1st placer and it is almost 2:30 PM when the event ended. Knowing that there are many schools competing in this TAPSA Competition, we are indeed blessed to be 5th in the over-all ranking and it’s all thanks to our dear teachers, hard-working participants, and most especially God’s grace..

 

-Jel Ann Mae Liwanag IV-Jeremiah

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Zack Hendrick Baun

Ernest Sanchez

Bianca Lulu

Kyla Gelacio

Jaycee Perez

Rose Anne Guarin

Arizza Nicole Dizon

Althea Castro

August Dela Cruz

Psalm Jude Gomez

Sophia Bernardo

John Brian Benitez

Kirsten Valencia

Daren Angeline Bueno

Phoebe Salazar

Gracelle Salazar

Rovin John Philip De Pano

Elisha Nicole Lim

Joshua Timbol

Abegelle Joy Bautista

Caster Troy Bautista

Haruki Narita

Stephanie Gaile Madriaga

Giezi Ann Chang

Gilianne Salvador

Christan John Fider

Jonas Zeth Abalos

Angelica Mae Villanueva

Jesse Victor Chris Cawili

Shaira Clowee Gutierez

Aira Quinto

Jel Ann Mae Liwanag

Jonard Lising

Roxanne Lising

Maricar de la Cruz

Kristle Tenorio

Zenrey Concepcion

Ann Ofrecio

Maryann Valerio

Rhea De Jesus

Lourdes Paginag

Kevin John Bagain

Jane Madriaga

Dally Parazo

Dally Parazo

Mariane Millanes

Mariane Millanes

Jovy Domingo

May Martinez

Jeff Guiwa

Debbie Matias

Edcel May Martinez

Yolly Tangonan

Angie Flores

Angie Flores

Jen Guiwa

Amelyn Canuza

Maizza Remo

Karen Balajadia

Cely Deocaris

Cely Deocaris

Cely Deocaris

Cely Deocaris

Willy Tangonan

Willy Tangonan

Archie Corpuz

Jen Perona

 

 

 

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Mary Ann Fernandez

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