This year’s celebration of the Lasallian Week underscored how Lasallians embrace community. Aware and moved by the massive need of the survivors of the disasters that struck the country, in particular, the communities in Leyte and Samar who suffered through the strongest storm in history to ever hit land, the organizers prepared events and efforts that raised funds for the survivors, on top of the annual effort to raise money for DLSHSI’s scholarship program.Thus, while there was the usual sports events, Animo Race, and cultural festivities, a standout was the creative Thumbmark of Hope project which allowed the community to imprint their thumbmark on an artist’s rendition of a barren tree, which with every thumbmark for a P5 donation, the tree is brought to life. The proceeds from this campaign will be donated to the rehabilitation efforts of the Department of Education for elementary schools damaged by Yolanda. Donors to the scholarship program were also recognized by the scholars themselves during the Scholars and Sponsors’ Night.

The CNSM also sponsored a Blood Letting activity for the benefit of the Provincial Health Office while the Lasallian Formation and Social Lasallians come together for scholars and disaster survivors at Lasallian Week 2014 Action Office held an “Ukay-Ukay” sale of the used clothes that have been donated and are still on the warehouse.

 

According to the LFSA, the sale was conducted to raise money for the rehabilitation project for DEpEd schools and will also relieve our warehouse of the excess used clothes donated for the survivors.

 

A Sports Clinic was also conducted for the youth of Brgy. San Agustin in Dasmarinas Cavite to expose them to the different types of sporting activities.

 

Lasallian Forum: Lifegiving, life-affirming

“Solidarity and Social Responsibility,” was the buzzword during this Lasallian Forum that featured Ms. Nelca Villarin, Adult Formation minister of De La Salle Zobel, who shared her team’s experiences when they went to the affected areas by the typhoon Yolanda last year. She talked about the efforts to rehabilitate public schools and encouraged the students to reach out in any way they can because how we take care of our brothers and sisters reflect who we are and how we love God.

 

Managers reach out

The Managers’ Club, headed by its President Ms. Evelyn Paras, visited Zenaida Hunt Gaña Memorial School, San Jose, Dasmariñas City on January 23 to bring to life the story of St. John Baptist de La Salle for its Grade 1 pupils. Sophia Ferre of the Lasallian Formation and Social Action Office conducted the lecture-formation while the managers shared a merienda with the youngsters.

 

MR. and MS. DLSHSI 2014

The College of Nursing and School of Midwifery grand slammed this year’s Mr. and Ms. DLSHSI competition after their representatives, Hitomi A. Akiyama (BSN-31) and Paul Albert M. Agunod (BSN- 22) were named Mr. and Ms. DLSHSI during the culmination night of Lasallian Week 2014. In 2nd place are Aishin Akiyama and Princess Villanueva both from the College of Medicine, while College of Rehabilitation Sciences’ (CRS)
Engel Astorga and College of Medical Radiation Technology’s (CMRT) Cleoh Jennica Ebreo bagged 3rd place. Enrico Alea of CMRT and Ana Marcelo of CRS won 4th place.

 

Special awards were also given to the following contestants:

MR. and MS. DLSHSI 2014
Most Photogenic

Aishin Akiyama (CM)
Adee Hitomi Akiyama (CNSM)

 

Most Pleasing Personality
Enrico Alea (CMRT)
Adee Hitomi Akiyama (CNSM)

 

Mr. and Ms. Philantrophist
Aishin Akiyama (CM)
Princess Villanueva (CM)

 

Best Casual Wear
Aishin Akiyama (CM)
Adee Hitomi Akiyama (CNSM)

 

Best Sports Wear
Engel Astorga (CRS)
Princess Villanueva (CM)

Best Advocacy Wear
Aishin Akiyama (CM)
Adee Hitomi Akiyama (CNSM)

 

Best Advocacy Video
Paul Albert Agunod (CNSM)
Adee Hitomi Akiyama

 

Best Advocacy Speech
Enrico Alea (CMRT)
Adee Hitomi Akiyama (CNSM)

 

Most Talented
Paul Albert Agunod (CNSM)
Cleoh Jennica Ebreo (CMRT)

 

Best Avante Garde
Aishin Akiyama (CM)
Princess Villanueva (CM)

 

The search raised P150,000 for DLSHSI’s scholarship program.

 

Laughter Yoga: LAUGHING THE STRESS AWAY

Paulo Martin Trinidad, founder of Pinoy Laughter Yoga, guide participants through the stages of the kind of laughter that can actually burn more calories than a hard core gym workout. Held at De La Salle Villarosa Convention Hall on January 24, 2014, the funny workshop was sponsored by the Guidance and Counseling Services Unit to give the faculty and staff an opportunity to learn a new technique to relieve stress to become better and happier Lasallians.

 

GED’s SCIENCE FAIR

The Science Fair featured fun interactive exhibits and interesting lectures on the science of everyday lives. The event saw guest high school students interacting with DLSHSI students who conceptualized and demonstrated the lessons they learned from their science classes at DLSHSI.