Zion turns 17, zooms, shines PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:00

As Zion marks its 17th founding anniversary today, the prevailing slogan among students and parents rings in everybody’s ears both inside and outside campus — “SA ZION, ZAYON LANG.”

Indeed, Zion students find learning easy and studying at Zion is fun and enjoyable.

Organized in June 12, 1996, Zion Evangelical School romped in the educational landscape in our beloved city with 525 students from nursery to second year high school. As of last graduation, it has produced 680 alumni. Many of them are now professionals and they had excelled in their pursuit of college education.

Those who graduated with honors in high school had maintained their academic standing in college and also graduated with honors. Worthy of mention is Dorothy Joan Lei 0. Labrador (Batch 2004 ) who enrolled in Ateneo de Zamboanga University where she finished her Bachelor of Science in Education in 2008. She was immediately taken as member of the Ateneo Faculty.

During her 2nd year at Ateneo De Zamboanga, she was sent to the United States in April - May, 2006 for a five-week access training on Philippine Youth Leadership concerning Interfaith Dialogue and Conflict Resolution. She attended said training held at Northern IIinois University.

This is one of the reasons why parents had been sending their children to Zion until their high school graduation. Main reason: aside from having fun and enjoyable studies in Zion, they received quality education from quality members of the faculty, and above all, quality spiritual values and guidance counseling which is rarely found today in other private schools of Zion category.

According to Vice-President Alfredo T. Balbuena, who is also the School Treasurer, the celebration will just be austere in keeping with the economic atmosphere at present. It is, however, very significant, for the 17th anniversary will showcase God’s faithfulness in sustaining the school all these years.

The anniversary affair will be ushered by a Thanksgiving Service led by the School Board of Trustees under the leadership of Rev. (Atty.) Paulino R. Ersando with the Faculty, parents, and invited guests in attendance. The Thanksgiving Homily will be delivered by Bishop Leonardo A. Romero, Pulpit Minister of Zion Evangelical Fellowship and Member of the School Board of Trustees. -- Jemuel E. Mojica