Members of St. Scholastica’s College Manila High School Batch 1966 celebrated their golden jubilee with a presentation of the book Our Stories To Tell: 50 Years In Retrospect to the sisters of SSC and the president of its alumni association. The commemorative book contains 82 first-person essays detailing the lives of each batch ’66 member after graduating from SSC.
A team of New York-based batch mates led by Therese Rodriguez put the book together – a no mean feat that required the formidable task of piecing classmates’ profiles which was akin to “a great adventure in international detective work. Hopefully, anyone who will read our golden book will conclude that the Benedictine values are well rooted and alive in our class,” noted Rodriguez.
Cabinet Secretary and Presidential Communications Operations Office head Sonny Coloma Jr. offered well wishes on behalf of President Benigno Aquino III. “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul,” Coloma said, quoting American businessman, poet, and humanitarian Samuel Ullman.
Revenues from the sales of the book’s second copy as well as excess funds will go to a scholarship fund for financially challenged yet deserving SSC students.
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