Grand Winners of the Mr. STI 2013 Competition
Mr. STI 2013 : MARK ANTHONY D. HERRERA, STI COLLEGE FAIRVIEW
1st Runner -UP: GLENN MARC SERRANO, STI COLLEGE TARLAC
2nd Runner -UP : BERNARD M. SAMBAJON, STI COLLEGE CALOOCAN
3rd Runner -UP : TURKY BRAVO A. HUSSEN, STI COLLEGE DASMARIÑAS
4th Runner -UP : ZACHARY BRIAR E. PENERA, STI COLLEGE BAGUIO
Amidst all the rains and flood, the STI College network of schools celebrated its 30th Anniversary during the week of August 21, 2013. That anniversary week signaled the start of the STI Talent Search that culminated with a grand celebration at the Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on September 27, 2013. Although this is the first time that the STI network held it’s Grand anniversary celebration in September, there were still around 22,000 STIers that went to the newly refurbished theme park. This number was bigger compared to the delegation in 2012.
Grand Winners of the Ms. STI 2013 Competition
Ms. STI 2013 : ALYNNA P. DE GUZMAN, STI COLLEGE SAN FERNANDO
1st Runner -UP : MARY RUTH V. DELA PEÑA, STI COLLEGE GLOBAL CITY
2nd Runner -UP : ANGELYNNE M. CABRERA, STI COLLEGE TARLAC
3rd Runner -UP : AUDREY A. MACALADLAD, STI COLLEGE LUCENA
4th Runner -UP : REGINA ROSE ORIENDA, STI COLLEGE STA. ROSA
Two sets of ride all you can tickets were sold to STIers in this one day celebration with the first batch from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm while the second batch from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Majority of the STI students enjoyed their visit to the world class theme park as they were able to take pictures and post it in their own Social Media account through their mobile phones without any hitches. This was made possible by Globe Telecoms, one of the major sponsors of the event, that provided Free WIFI access through the whole park. While others enjoyed the rides and other park attractions, the other STI students supported their respective bets in the National finals of the STI Talent Search 2013.
The Balaraw Dance group of STI College Balagtas
repeated as National champions
In 2012, Enchanted Kingdom introduced the Enchanting Events place, a covered tent which is part of EK’s three phase expansion. This venue can accommodate a crowd of around two thousand people. It was in this venue where all the major competitions took place - the Battle of the Bands, the STI Idol Solo singing competition, the Hataw Sayaw Grand National Finals and the Search for Mr. & Ms. STI 2013.
STI's newest singing sensation
Cathrine Jane Loayan of STI College Southwoods
This year’s Talent Search was full of fun and notably one of a kind competition as the BARESWITCH Band of STI College Las Piñas came out the winner in the Battle of the Bands competition while STI College San Fernando and last year’s champion STI College Novaliches came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. STI College Balagtas’ BALARAW dance group on the other hand came out the best dance team nationwide for the second straight year followed by STI College Southwoods and STI College Las Piñas. Cathrine Jane M. Loayon of STI College Southwoods came out as the newest STI singing sensation while Bai Aniraton Sumalampong of STI College Cotabato and Dan Daryl Carating of STI College Meycauayan came in second and third in this year’s STI Idol Singing competition.
STI Battle of the Bands National Champion
Bareswitch of STI College Las Piñas
The highlight of the competitions went to Mark Anthony D. Herrera of STI College Fairview and Alynna Alexandria de Guzman of STI College San Fernando who were adjudged Mr. and Ms. STI 2013 by a panel of very distinguished judges that included an Artist recruiter from GMA 7, Mr. Bing Manalo, Binibining Pilipinas World 2008 Ms. Janina San Miguel together with Ms. Bikini Philippines 2013 and runner up to Ms. World Megan Young in the Ms. Philippines-World 2013 competition, Ms. Janicel Lubina. Guests stars included Ms. Coleen Garcia of ABS-CBN and Derrick Monasterio of GMA 7 who serenaded the contestants.
As the Search for Mr. and Ms. STI came to a close, the event itself reached the climax with a fireworks display that made enchanted kingdom truly an enchanting place to be. Happy 30th Anniversary STI.
The STI Anniversary website can be accessed through this link: http://www.anniversary.sti.edu/