Six Artlets reap awards in this year’s Student Awards

Creative writing student Franz De Mesa received the Rector’s Academic Award at the Quadricentennial Pavilion on May 26, 2023. Photo by Raymond Vince Manaloto/THE FLAME

THE UNIVERSITY has conferred awards to six Artlets in recognition of their exceptional academic and non-academic achievements during the Student Awards Day 2023.

Awarded medals and certificates were creative writing student Franz Austin V. de Mesa; english language studies student Ma. Kaela Joselle Madrunio; political science students John Lloyd D. Rolea and Aidaine Krishia Laxa; and communication students Kimberly Ann R. Emerenciana and Janis Andriella Santiago.

De Mesa, MaKatha Circle’s internal vice president received the Rector’s Academic Award on Friday, May 26, for his 1.045 general weighted average.

Emerenciana, UST Central Student Council’s deputy chief-of-staff, received the Quezon Leadership Award as the founder and president of The Kabalikat Initiative, a non-profit organization of college students that responds to different crises in the country.

Rolea, the Catechetical Section chairperson of UST Pax Romana Central Coordinating Council and of its AB-unit, received the Quezon Leadership Award.

Madrunio received the St. Albertus Magnus Award for the publication of her research on language during crisis negotiations in The Southeast Asian Journal of Language Studies in 2022.

The Pope John Paul II Outstanding Achievement award was given to Laxa for her achievements in UAAP Season 85 and international taekwondo championships.

Santiago was given the same award for being the best student station manager for television during the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System 2023 Conference.

The Student Awards Day is an annual event where Thomasian achievers are bestowed with the highest distinction of the University. The awardees may be from different colleges, institutes, and faculties who have shown exemplary performance in academics, community development, teamwork, and leadership.

Similar to last year, Student Awards Day 2023 was held on a hybrid set-up with the onsite conferment of awards live-streamed via UST’s official Facebook page. FFatima Baduria and Micah Pascua

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