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by Alumni and Public Affairs Office on 02 10th, 2011
 High School Department does it again!

High School Department does it again!

The Andres Bonifacio College High School Department was declared champion of the recently concluded Mardi Gras Festival during the 119th Founder’s Day, February 6, 2011, Sunday, held at the Amando B. Amatong Civic Center. With their rousing interpretation of the Alikaraw Festival of Hilongos, Leyte, they retained their crown which they won in last year’s competition. They received P25,000 as cash prize and a thirty-six-inch trophy.

The School of Business Management Education emerged as first runner-up with their performance of the Karansa Festival of Danao,Cebu, receiving P20,000 and a trophy. They wowed the judges and the audience with their astounding performance and colorful props and costumes. Trailing behind as second-runner up is the School of Nursing, showcasing the Kaamulan Festival of Bukidnon. They were awarded with a cash prize of P15,000 plus trophy. Approximately 2,000 spectators trouped to the Amando B. Amatong Civic Center to witness the spectacular event.

The Mardi Gras Festival is an annual event sponsored by the administration of ABCollege which aims to create a festive feeling during the celebration of the birth of its founder Amando B. Amatong. This year’s panel of judges was composed of three personalities who provided expert judgment during the competition. They are as follows: Dr. Elpidio H. Nodado, Jr. who is a veteran judge of cultural shows like Sinulog, Ms. Florifes T. de Guia who is a ballet instructress and a teacher at Saint Mary’s Academy, and Mrs. Estrella R. Jamarolin who currently trains the Dimasalang dance troupe of the Jose Rizal Memorial State University Dipolog Campus and serves as its Director of Sports Affairs.

The competitors were judged according to their performance during the Street Dancing which composed 25% of the total score and in the final showdown which was given a hefty 75% of the total score. With the utmost support of the College’s administration, the Mardi Gras Festival will continue to attract spectators and alumni alike to participate and be part of the annual Founder’s Day celebration.

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