University of the Assumption Junior High School (UAJHS) celebrated Intramurals with various activities and athletic competitions on September 21-23, 2016.
A total of 28 sections from grades seven to ten participated during the 3-day event with the theme “UAJHS: Empowered Champions throughout Seasons of Greatness.”
“For our themes during our intramurals, we always want to bring about in our students what it takes to be an empowered champion…(This year), it is ‘seasons of greatness’ because we want to go global,” explained Ms. Edita Sagmit, UAJHS Principal.
She also said that one of the aims of the activity is to nurture the bodily kinesthetic intelligences of the students while developing also holistic values such as teamwork, unity, accountability and obedience.
Cultural presentation was performed on the opening day. Four participating groups competed in interpreting the seasons– winter, spring, summer, and autumn – through dance.Meanwhile, the annual basketball exhibition game between the Pampanga Clergy and the Parents-Teachers Council Association of Assumption Inc. opened the ball games. There were also events in athletics and various indoor games.
In the end, Grade 10 Red Sphinx emerged as the overall champion and the Grade 8 Yellow Tigers finishing on the second place. Grade 9 Blue Falcons and Grade 7 Green Griffins landed on the third and fourth places, respectively.
Another event that the department prides about is the launching of the rearticulated UA Graduate Attributes which was led by Fr. Joselito Henson, University president. The lighting of the ceremonial light was made more meaningful with the addition of three torches representing the three values espoused by the University: Biasa (Sciencia), Maganaca (Virtus) and Mayap (Comunitas). These torches were held by three of the outstanding junior high school students namely Lorenz Cabuling, Ellard de Jesus and Harriet Domingo.
Mrs. Analyn Manalo, the over-all chairperson of the Intramurals together with Mr. Ulysses Rengel, the assistant chairperson and sports coordinator, described the event as a success owing to the active participation of all junior high school students, faculty and non-teaching personnel.