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The District of Bulusan, Department of Education celebrated its 100th year Anniversary at Bulusan Central School on March 6-8, 2003.

The activities included the search for Little King and Baby Queen of the Foundation Celebration, mass calesthenics and folk dances, academic contests and parade of the pupils and teachers in the district. Other activities were the exhibits, symposium with the DTI personnel, the cultural show and the live concert of Ms. Imelda Papin.

The affair started with a holy mass concelebrated by Fathers Robert Traballo, the Parish Priest; Higino Lagarde, the Asst. Parish Priest; and Fathers Domingo France, Rollin Galindes and Benedicto Furo.  The last three priests mentioned are alumni of the Bulusan Central School.  After the mass, the blessing of the centennial arch followed.

On the second day, March 7, there was a parade of the Little King and Baby Queen joined by the participants of the mass calesthenics and folk dances in their beautiful and colorful costumes.  The coronation rite for the Little King and Baby Queen was held in the evening.  The Little King is Ayone Jorge Fontelar, a Grade V pupil and the Baby Queen is Khristine Frayna, a Grade IV pupil.  Both are from the Central School.

On March 8, there was the academic contests for all grade levels in the different learning areas.   Bulusan Central School was declared the overall champion.

There was also the cultural show on the first day.  This was participated in by different schools mostly from the secondary level.

The final activity was the live concert of Miss Imelda Papin on March 8.  Ms. Papin was accompanied by Renz Verano, Joey Piano, Gary Cruz and Jack en Poy.  The father of Ms. Papin was also present to give support and inspiration to his daughter.

The three-day celebration was made a success with the support and cooperation of the teachers in the district, the pupils and the people in the community.  (Emerita G. Silva)


Vol. XV No. 6 (January-February 2003)

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