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Life is full of surprises, full of expectations and full of memories.
Posted: May 15, 2016

“Life is full of surprises, full of expectations and full of memories.”
            I am Jay Jean Paciol, a Grade 10 student of the Sisters of Mary Girlstown School. I am here in this school because I belong to a poor family who cannot afford to send me to High School. I really longed to study and attend a school where I know my area of interest will be developed. I am a Science lover since elementary.
During my first days of stay here, I thought that studying here was a bad choice because I stay away from my beloved family. But when I started to discover about the school, I realized that it was my best choice ever. I realized also that it was God’s will even though I sacrificed my whole high school life away from my family. It was a great help for my parents especially now that I know that my future will surely be a better one. I learned a lot in this school, not only in academics and technical vocational skills but most especially in spiritual aspects. Here, we are provided with the best facilities. Having the Science Laboratory with complete equipment makes me feel always excited to have our Science class especially when we perform experiments. I know that I am not the only one who feels excited to have Science class but also my classmates because I have observed that our class has become more participative as soon as we started using the laboratory, thanks to our wonderful donors.
            Last February 6, 2016, I joined one of the competitions in Science. It was the 15th Regional Chemistry Olympiad held in UPLB, in Laguna. It was a great challenge for me. So I tried to train very hard with our trainer teacher. It was another chance to show my progress in this area. Fortunately, I was the champion among the different contestants all over Region IV-A and B. I believe that our new Chemistry Laboratory helped a lot because I was able to answer some questions which I just remembered from the experiments we performed in our laboratory. We are lucky to have the equipment because this gives us the chance to have a hands-on practice and not just learning theoretically and memorizing terms. I need to study harder because as the winner, I have to represent our school and region in the Philippine National Chemistry Olympiad that will be held on May 2016. I can say that we are truly blessed because having excellent facilities in school, we have become more confident during the competition.
            I really never expected that this would happen in my life. And so I thank all those who are supporting the Sisters of Mary School and Father Al’s Children Foundation, Inc. so that they could provide high quality education to the poorest of the poor youth like me who are hoping to reach our ambitions in life and help our own families someday.

JAY JEAN PACIOL (Grade 10 student)



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