HIMAMAT in a Magical Place

by Ernelyn Jimenez

Saint Columban College Preschool and Grade School Department spearheaded the holding of Himamat and Induction of officers at the Saint Columban College - Youth Development Center Gym on Friday, July 22, 2016 with the theme: HIgalaay, MAgkaluy-anay, MAgkahiusahay, ug Tinabangay.

Considered as one of the most anticipated events every school year, it brought about every Pre-school and Grade School Departments student clad in their colorful costumes accompanied by their parents. Administration Officials and Faculty Members were also present in the event.

Every grade level was named from the different Kingdoms: Kingdom Arandel (K1 and K2), Kingdom of Panda (Grade 1), Zootopia (Grade 2), Magic Kingdom (Grade 3), Ariel’s Kingdom (Grade 5) and the Agrabah, the land of Aladdin (Grade 4 and 6).

The event kicked off with a fire concept of Aladdin in the Search of the Magic Lamp where the role of Aladdin was played by Quiogi Quark Chavez, Jasmine by Hannah Andrea Tampus and seemingly out of place or lost character- Maleficent by Eloisa Padayao.

Majestic performance from each kingdom thrilled the crowd and set the roof on fire- figuratively, that is. But the event was nothing without the faculty members' dance number.

As the event was nearing its culmination,Dr. Nora G. Agustero gave a numinous message beckoning everyone to continue and strengthen their harmonious relationship suggesting that there is forever in Three things: God, Family and Friendship.

The celebration was capped by smiles, cheers and endless tales of how the junior SCCians and employees had enjoyed a magical moment by just bonding with their old friends and meeting new ones.