City launches MCLL Awards for Excellence PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 15:14

The city government launches the first ever Maria Clara Lobregat Awards for Excellence (MCLLAE), a search for the city’s top five (5) graduating tertiary students who reflect outstanding academic accomplishments, service and leadership skills.

The first ever MCLLAE will be one of the highlights in this year’s “Dia de Ma’am Caling” marking the late Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat’s 90th birthday on April 26 and will thus be an annual event.

Organized and initiated by the City Tourism Division under the Mayor’s Office, the MCLLAE is a nomination process and students cannot apply but must b nominated through their President or College dean.

The Search is intended to recognize achievement among graduating tertiary students while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. It is both an honor and a commitment.

The pre-requisite conditions for selection include two areas: academic—whereby the school president is requested to nominate one student only specifically one who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 85 percent or its equivalent and service and leadership—which is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit. 

Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Nomination for and supporting documents should include the nominee’s recent photo, certificate of good moral character or recommendation from the school president/ guidance counselor or dean, certified true copy of unofficial transcript of records or class cards/ final grades and supporting
documents such as but not limited to certifications, recommendations to support awards, curricular and extra-curricular activities and civic involvements.

The selection committee is currently evaluating and assessing the nominations following the April 18 deadline of submission of nominations. Its choice is final and no appeals shall be entertained. The conferment of the Awards will be done during the celebration of Dia de Ma’am Caling on April 26.
Meanwhile, the Dia de Ma’am Caling activities on April 26 will kick off with a commemorative mass at 4pm at the Holy Trinity Parish in Pasonanca followed by the commemorative program and awarding ceremony of the 1st MCLLAE at 5pm at the Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat.

Other highlights during the day will be “Operation Tuli”, a free circumcision services for young boys from 8am to 5 pm at the City Health Office and the inauguration of the R.T. Lim Boulevard sidewalk expansion project at 3pm. — Sheila Covarrubias