ZCHS 2011 Golden Crescent awardees to receive belated honors PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2015 13:54

Four years of waiting, the 2011 Golden Crescent Achievemen awardees for Academic Excellence and Leadership will finally receive their most awaited medallions and certificates of recognition  during the graduation rites on March 27, 2015 at the City Coliseum with thousand others of this yea’s r Batch of 2015,according to Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj., founder of the Golden Crescent Achievement Awards and President of the Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates.

Yacub told GCCPBA-Media that the 2011 Golden Crescent Achievement awardees of the Zamboanga City High School who failed to receive their awards when Dr. Dolores Alcantara, then Superintendent of Schools and OIC of the Zamboanga City High School after the retirement of Mrs. Eloisa Ruste failed to appreciate the significance and the prestige of the said awards that she delegated the bestowal to a Recognition Day  which was a violation of previous agreements with the former principals of the school, hence,  Yacub suspended the bestowal of the awards and waited for a “friendlier administration” to be installed.0

This year, Mr. Jesus Solon was appointed ZCHS Secondary Principal III. Prof. Yacub took the opportunity of recommending to the Superintendent Pedro Melchor M. Natividad, CSEE for the awarding of the student leaders during this year’s Commencement Rites of the Zamboanga City High School.

Natividad approved the request last March 13, 2015.

The 2011 awardees who will don the blue togas and jointhe thousand of others are: Fatima S. Amilasahan (Academic Excellence and Leadership), Abinasser A Yusop, Sherazad Siddick, Marjiya Hassan, Khen Rajive Kipli and Alfredo Aujero III, all Leadership awardees.

Yacub said Zamboanga City High School has the distinction of the only school to have a second historic event, a belated awarding. In 1998, Atty. Melchor Rey K. Sadain received his award after 15 long years because his award was suspended in 1983 due to the ZCHS fraternity rumbles, hence, the graduation rite was called-off and only the bestowal of the awards was on Recognition Day, thus, the founder refused to present the award if not on the agreed date/day of Awarding – the Graduation Day of the awardee.

This year, the Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates, the organization Prof. Yacub.  is taking charge of managing this year’s management of the awards  — GCCPBA Media Group