BSC cultures more 'laudes'
by: Gregorio Ydel Jr.
To produce Latin awardees is very hard, but to sustain its number every year is even harder.
Apparently, Batanes State College (BSC) is proving its custom of producing graduates with Latin honors, as it once again yields a magna cum laude marching this 13th Commencement Exercises today at the College Auditorium.
Mrs. Magdalena Balles, College Registrar, confirmed that this year, another head is added to the roster of magna cum laude and four to the cum laude alumni after reaching the standards set by the College for the Latin honor awardees.
This year marks the highest number of Latin awardees in the history of the College. Ma. Jamila Calucag (BSE-Math), after garnering a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 1.456, is marching as magna cum laude while Lhanie Silva (HRM), Delie Estoy (BS-Agricuture), Jackelene Ibanes (BS-Agriculture) and Eileen Robillos (BSE-Physical Science) are graduating cum laude.
History tells that in 2014, the first magna cum laude, in the person of Rhona R. Abad, led her batch. Since then, magna cum laude graduate has been emerging every year, making it a tradition in this institution.
The Registrar officially announced that 44 students will don their togas today after finishing the academic requirements in their respective degrees.
Bearing the biggest population this year, the Hotel and Tourism Management Department notches the highest number of graduates.