Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photos by Jeffgerarld T. Tan, IT and Purchasing Staff, FPTI – ERDA Tech and Aileen N. Abaa, Grade 11 Parent
As the afternoon slowly moved toward twilight, ERDAnians, looking their very best, arrived in school for a very special occasion, Socialization 2017 which was more fancifully called Clair de Lune. Zandra Loraine Quisao, a Grade 11 – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz student and a member of the Student Body Organization (SBO) which was in charge of the event, thought about using this French phrase which means “moonlight” to aptly capture the atmosphere of this milestone in the students’ lives.
The students, arranged according to grade level and section and walking in pairs, strode along the driveway and into the basketball court where the tables and chairs were set, and, before seating themselves, smiled as they were introduced to the faculty and staff.
After Zandra Quisao’s opening message to her schoolmates, everyone gathered at the Saint Ignatius Hall to watch the enthralling cotillion of selected students, which was followed by games, dinner, and dancing.
Jairhus Zarate of Grade 10 – Kapayapaan and Elijah Feliciano of Grade 11 – Saint won as King and Queen of the Night, respectively.
The young ladies and gentlemen of ERDA Tech enjoyed every moment and made the night last for as long as they could. That night will remain in their hearts. Once upon a moonlight, they were happy and carefree, thanks to the SBO and its moderator, the indefatigable and inspiring Mr. Mark Rivera.