Thursday, February 3, 2011

16th STI NYC at SMX Convention Center

2010 STI Singing Idol Jenielyn Libre of STI College Caloocan
sings the Invocation Hymn "Jesus take the wheel"
The STI Network just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. In 2005, the STI annual convention which was known as the STI IT convention back then was reverted to two days since the number of attendees have dwindled from 15,000 for three days to 11,000 for two days. Back then STI was experiencing problems with regards to its enrollment. Five years later we are back to three days and a record breaking 19,600 confirmed attendees.

The newly formed NYC Dancers open the show

The NYC has now become a yearly spectacle that STI students await and the SMX Convention Center has become the new home of the STI National Youth Convention. As I mentioned close to twenty thousand students were confirmed to the yearly Metro Manila event. These students were from thirty eight STI schools with some coming from as far as Ilagan in Isabela, Tarlac and Dagupan City.

Yours truly with my dance number

STI College Fairview, the school with the biggest population confirmed two thousand five hundred STIers to the event. This confirmation gave the Quezon City based school the bragging rights to have only three other schools join them in the last session of the convention. Most of the students present during the convention are excited to get not only the latest in technology and other things that will help their confidence, but their excitement comes with the latest jokes, music and guest artist in the event.

Microsoft's Robby Manubay asks an STI student

The technology partner for this year is Microsoft. Speaker is Microsoft Philippines lead for Live @ Edu Robby Manubay. Robby's presentation centered on the different products of Microsoft that is very helpful to education. Microsoft is putting a lot of free products online as long as STIers will register with their new live @ edu email. In his presentation was a demo of XBOX Kinek which drew great claps from the STIers.

Jet Nera gives out a prize

Jet G. Nera is was a former President of the Philippine Society for Training and Development. He was recommended by last year's speaker Pido Aguilar and he did not disappoint STI fans. He took over the nation building topic which was widely received by the STI studes specially during the part when he was explaining the "Have a bias for action" part of his presentation.

Dennis Evangelista was well applauded

One of the most awaited presentations is the one of Dennis Evangelista. Ever the entertainer and the one who gives the most heart wrenching presentation, Dennis has become a favorite of STIers who have watched him for the past few years. Dennis started out with a dance number that pumped out the audience and then eventually caught the eye of STIers with his true to life examples.

The Gorgeous Queenie Padilla laughing at the handsome one

To cap the Metro Manila NYC, we have invited the beautiful Queenie Padilla to wow the crowd. Queenie's beauty and talent was the perfect icing on the cake of the very successful Metro Manila run of the NYC. Queenie also got the winning ticket stubs for the raffle winners of the Samsung Laptop computer and other raffle items. Til the next convention, I hope that the success will continue.

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