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70th Foundation Anniversary Celebration

Pre-celebration Event: September 07th, 2018

The pre-celebration started at 5 o'clock in the afternoon on September 7, 2018. The blessing of the business incubation center was then administered by Msgr. Bienvenido A. Betaizar, PC along with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Dennis P. Mausisa, and other SMCC staff. The said center is a new facility that will be utilized by the Senior High School and Business Administration students,as well as the future concessionaires for their business and commercial services.

Shortly after, the opening parade kicked off with brisk adrenaline and was joined by pre-school to college students, together with the faculty and staff. The parade ended at six in the evening. The TESAW production members then glazed the evening with Alay Para Kay San Miguel which entertained many spectators of all ages. Later in time, the whole Michealinian community did a countdown for a ten-minute firework display until it illuminated the sky that drew amusement and beam on every face of the witnesses.

Cheers and Yells kick off Foundation feels

On the second day of SMCC’s 70th Foundation Anniversary celebration proper, September 10th at 8:30 in the morning, the reverberating cheers and yells coming from different competing departments were of utter excitement to an epic gaiety of activities that was just a foretaste of what was about to ensue.

Notwithstanding the scorching heat of the sun, the enormous crowd of participating teams from high school to college clad in light blue, pink, neon green, golden yellow, navy blue, maroon, red, and green flooded the streets along Saint Michael College of Caraga as their euphoric chants and hollers resonated through the vicinity and gave off various impressions from onlookers and fellow students alike. However, the Senior High School department turned out to be the best cheerers as they bagged the gold medal in the Cheers and Yells competition while the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) department claimed the silver medal and the bronze medalists were the students from College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management (CTHBAM) department.

SHS-College Booths open up

Booths prepared by the departments of Senior High School, College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS), College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE), College of Computer Studies (CCS), and College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management (CTHBAM) were then finally opened to students at one in the afternoon consisting of song request and dedication booth, photo booth, horror house, videoke booth and movie booth with opening hours from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Students were gushing over their crushes and oozing with romantic excitement as they flocked around Senior High School’s song request and dedication booth and listened with immense regard to love messages. Love filled the air as they also sang along to love songs to their hearts’ content and it’s as though the audience and the song were one; its pain was their pain, its happiness was their happiness. They also had the time of their lives screaming in dread and trepidation and getting spooked out at the horror house booth set up by the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE).

Moreover, the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) department had organized a photo booth where students got to let loose, be silly and just have fun posing with their friends and create memories they get to cherish in later years to come. They also relished watching prominent and famed films, some of which are Avengers: Infinity War, Midnight Sun, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management’s (CTHBAM) movie booth. There was also a videoke booth that was put up by the College of Computer Studies (CCS) department wherein students had the time to relax, sing songs to their liking and belt them out.

Students were gushing over their crushes and oozing with romantic excitement as they flocked around Senior High School’s song request and dedication booth and listened with immense regard to love messages. Love filled the air as they also sang along to love songs to their hearts’ content and it’s as though the audience and the song were one; its pain was their pain, its happiness was their happiness. They also had the time of their lives screaming in dread and trepidation and getting spooked out at the horror house booth set up by the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE).

The College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) claimed the gold medal with their horror house booth as they amassed the most amount of earnings, followed by the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) as the silver medalists with their photo booth and the Senior High School as the bronze medalists with their song request and dedication booth.

All the booths aforementioned were closed to students on September 13, 2018 at five in the afternoon for the day after, September 14, concluded SMCC’s 70th Foundation Anniversary celebration.

The Faces of Mercy

Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead are all seven acts of mercy that show compassion to the Body and Soul and aid our neighbors with their bodily and spiritual necessities. These merciful acts not only bring about consolation to those who have suffered, but also yield hope. Together, the pieces in the exhibit of these acts were showcased through a competition of films produced by SHS-College departments. These films were presented through multimedia at the viewing room of SMCC at one in the afternoon. The Senior High School department were selected as gold medalists while the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) came forth as silver medalists and the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) as bronze medalists.

Duwa sa Kagahapon

Duwa sa Kagahapon Students also took part in the Laro ng Lahi or Duwa sa Kagahapon competition at 1:30 PM which consisted of two traditional Filipino games, patintero and tug-of-war. This does not only promote the physical well-being of the students, but also rekindles the love and appreciation of indigenous Filipino games by Filipinos.

In men’s division, the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) dominated patintero and won the gold medal followed by the Senior High School who came out as silver medalists and the College of Computer Studies (CCS) as bronze medalists while the College of Computer Studies (CCS) triumphed in tug-of-war against the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) who won the silver medal during the championship round. The Senior High School department was then announced as bronze medalists.

Meanwhile, the women from Senior High School snatched the gold medal in patintero. The silver medalists were the females from College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management (CTHBAM) while the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) got the bronze medal. On one hand, the ladies from College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) emerged as the champion in tug-of-war, followed by College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) who seized the silver medal and the College of Computer Studies (CCS) as the bronze medalists.

A Spectacle of Grace, Precision and Musicality

The foundation anniversary celebration continued with a dance sports and musical competition that began at 4 PM. Ladies donned in killer high heels, clad in beguiling and glittering costumes and wearing stunning makeup accompanied with their gallant and suave gentlemen heated up the dance floor at the quadrangle of SMCC much to the delight of the audience.

Dancers from Senior High School department emerged as the champions of the Standard and Latin category, followed by the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) department as the silver medalists. Dancers from College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management (CTHBAM) were then awarded the bronze medal.

The audience was also left mystified by the melodious and powerful voices of singers in vocal duet and vocal solo categories. The soloist from the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) department won as the champion, followed by the singer from Senior High School and the soloist from College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management (CTHBAM). On one hand, the duo from College of Computer Studies (CCS) won the gold medal. The silver medal was awarded to the pair from College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) while the duo from the Senior High School department won the bronze medal.

The crowd was also struck in awe by an outpour of fervent performances comprising spoken poetry and oration. The contestant from the Senior High School department had incredibly captured the hearts and ears of the audience, landing the student the gold medal in spoken poetry. Meanwhile, the participant from Senior High School clinched the gold medal in oration, followed by the student from College of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Administration Management (CTHBAM) who bagged the silver medal then the contestant from the College of Teacher Education & Arts and Sciences (CTEAS) department who secured the bronze medal.

Ground Breaking Ceremony Kicks Off Construction for 134 Houses

The ground breaking ceremony Kabayaning Michaelinian Gawad Kalinga Housing Project took place on September 12, 2018 at District 3 Makasihi, Brgy. Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. It marks the beginning of construction for the 134 houses with 30 sq. metres per lot area for the families at risk of becoming homeless.

The event was attended by the municipal mayor Hon. Enrico Corvera, Hon. Rudolfo Bulasa (Brgy. Captain of Camagong), Engr. Roger Lopez, MPDC, Engr., Hon. Alfredo Bongco; Brgy. Captain of Kinabjangan, and SMCC faculty and staff together with the residence of District 3, Makasihi.

The ceremony was started by a ribbon cutting lead by Msgr. Bienvinido Betaizar, followed by presenting the capsule master plan. He himself gave his inspirational message, then each of the honored guest also gave their message as they were overwhelmed, privileged and honored that SMCC really moved mountains to make this project happens. Next part was the giving of certificates to the respective guests and followed with a picture taking of the SMCC Faculty and Staff, the residence of District Makasihi and the honorable guests. The program was hosted by Ms. Fiel, a faculty of SMCC; and, the closing remark was given by Mr. Gary Peligrino.

This is a part of commemorating the SMCC's 70th Founding Anniversary as well as a social responsibility in creating community of love and spirituality. It is not only building houses but creating a home because SMCC cares.

Closing Day: September 14th, 2018

On the 14th day of September at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, a Holy Eucharistic Mass was conducted by the school president himself, Msgr. Bienvenido A. Betaizar, PC and was attended by SMCC staff and studentry. The mass was done to express the gratitude of Michaelinian family to God and Saint Michael for the profuse blessings and protection it bestowed over the seven decades of journeying towards eminence. Moreover, it was for prayer and request to the Lord to grant His perpetual guidance and security for the forthcoming challenges that SMCC has yet to face.

In the afternoon of the same day around 1:00 P.M., a closing parade began and it was wrapped with zest and piquancy despite the manifestation of a gloomy weather. During the parade, different contingents from elementary to college howled their yells while presenting a street dance to entertain the audience watching on either side of the road, while several onlookers were taking videos and pictures.

The parade ended at the municipal gymnasium of Nasipit. After a while, a moment of intense exhilaration misted the whole gymnasium and consequently made the arena being occupied by an immense amount of crowd. At 2:00 P.M. the anticipation of everyone was halted when the battle began with booming noise from the attendants in search for the new Angel Queen and Archangel of the Year including the Angel Festival Champion 2018.

The contest commenced with elementary level having two adorable contingents (TEAM A & TEAM B) battling for the gold. Then, it was followed by Junior High School having each year level participants competing for the same way. Lastly, it was the Senior High School-College category striving for the gold comprising: Senior High School, CCJE, CTEAS, CTHBAM, and CCS. After all the contingents performed their marvelous performances a grand showdown of Angel Queen and Archangel came after.

The final result was pronounced after a minute: in elementary level TEAM A got the gold for Angel Festival Champion but TEAM B was left victorious still since they had the award for the Archangel and Angel Queen 2018. For the Junior High School category, the gold was obtained by Grade 9 both Angel Festival Champion 2018 and Angel Queen of the Year, silver and Archangel of the Year were given to Grade 8 and bronze was also given to Grade 10. For SHS-College category CTEAS won the gold medal and Angel Queen 2018, while silver and bronze were given to SHS and CCJE. SHS was hailed as the Archangel of the Year.

Saint Michael College of Caraga’s over week-long celebration of its 70th Foundation Anniversary ended with a Unity Party consisting of a live band performance and a disco that transpired on September 14, 2018, Friday at 6 in the evening at the school’s quadrangle.

Students, mostly high school and college freshmen, looked forward with great anticipation to this particular get-together as they could finally delight in a night of merriment and free from strain and pressure after a week comprising of early wake-ups and tiring whole-day rehearsals. On top of that, the Unity Party also celebrated the exceeding success of comradeship and sportsmanship among Michaelinian family. The said social gathering ended 11 in the evening.

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