Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grade 10 Strand Talk: Beyond the Horizon




Friday, November 11, 2016 was the date of the Annual Grade 10 Strand Talk entitled “Beyond the Horizon”. The High School Guidance Area yearly organizes this event as part of its endeavor to help the high school students make important decisions about their future. The area invited outstanding professionals from different fields to speak about their profession and the sacrifices, the joys, and the decisions that led them to where they are today. This year, the main organizer of the strand talk was Kristina Constanza Uy Cabochan, the current Grade 10 Student Development Assistant, under the supervision of Abigail P. Leva, with the support of the guidance area and the grade 10 faculty.


In response to the recent changes made in the educational legislation of the country, different strands for Senior High School have been established and ICA has decided to focus on four academic tracks, namely, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) Strand; Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand; and the General Academic Strand (GAS). The area invited two speakers each for the STEM, ABM, HUMSS, and for the nonacademic strand, Arts and Design.



For the STEM strand, Iris Ann G. Martinez, an industrial engineer and professor in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and Jose Leonard R. Pascual, a doctor who specializes on neurology and also a professor from the University of the Philippines Manila-College of Medicine, were invited. Julio Miguel Azurin, a young entrepreneur who is active in the startup scene in the Philippines; president of Hiring PH; board member and advisor of Plato, and PJ Lanot, the owner and manager of several restaurants including Pino Restaurant, Pipino Vegetarian, Breakfast & Pies, The Burger Project, Hillside Café & Juice Bar, and Merkanto International Street Food Hall, were invited to represent the ABM strand. The HUMSS strand was represented by Erika M. Carreon, the managing editor of the De La Salle literary journal, Akda; co-fouder and co-editor of Plural, an online journal, who is also professor in the Department of Literature in De La Salle University, and Divine Love A. Salvador, a clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Lastly, the Arts and Design strand was represented by Alessandra Lanot, a crafter; pattern designer; and graphic designer, who also owns a couple of restaurants, and Roxanne Navarro, the co-founder of and the user experience and user interface Lead and Creative Managing Director at Works of Heart Creatives Incorporated.


The program was held from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, with four simultaneous talks from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, and another set of speakers for the 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm time slot. The students attended two talks of their choice which they pre-enlisted for.


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