SDO Lipa’s Lightbulb Awards honors campus journalism advisers, stakeholders
The School’s Division of Lipa City, through the Lipa City Association of School Paper Advisers Inc. (LICASPA), launched the first Lightbulb Awards to empower and honor exemplary performances of the city division’s campus paper advisers and stakeholders at Mountain Rock Resort and Convention Center last March 20.
Jennifer E. Lopez, DepEd CALABARZON’s Regional Education Program Supervisor II in English and In-Charge of Journalism, congratulated the organizers for being the first division association to come up with an event that honors the tireless efforts of campus paper advisers.
“This is grand. I will definitely encourage the regional association and the other divisions to come up with a similar program and event,” Lopez said as she greeted over 400 campus paper advisers, school heads, and DepEd officials.
Lopez also stressed the need to have a strong support system in every school and division in order to truly maximize potentials to excel in the field of campus journalism and other fields.
“While campus paper advisers may dedicate all their time training students and crafting the best school papers, they will not be able to fully function and achieve great heights without the support of their superiors and other stakeholders,” Lopez explained.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ludy N. Pasagui, Schools Division Superintendent, also expressed her congratulations to the association and her high hopes of obtaining a higher rank for the city division in the forthcoming regional and national press conferences.
Serving as the highlight of LICASPA’s first annual convention and symbolizing “bright ideas,” the Lightbulb Awards aimed to recognize the exemplary performances of the city’s campus paper advisers from all elementary and secondary schools both in public and private sectors and increase their interest in work and improve their performance.
A total of 26 awards were given to outstanding campus paper advisers, trainers, school heads, and stakeholders who contributed to the achievements of the city division in the field of campus journalism for school year 2016-2017.
Some of the Lightbulb awards given were Most Outstanding Division Trainer, Most Outstanding Coach, School Paper Milestone, Most Outstanding School Paper Adviser, and Most Outstanding Campus Journalism Moderator.
Outstanding implementers of Project INKBLOT, a local campus journalism program piloted in select schools initiated by Dr. Marife T. Morcilla, EPS I in English and In-Charge of Campus Journalism, were also recognized during the event. (John Lerry F. Villalobos, Teacher I – Lipa City NHS, Division of Lipa City)