Bearing the theme “Twenty Years After…A Wonderful Life”, ASCOT has successfully celebrated its 20th foundation anniversary last December 16-20, 2013 with a series of activities showcasing the talents, skills, and academic abilities of every Ascotian.
The commemoration started with the “Run for ASCOT 2013”, a run for a cause project of which the proceeds will be used for the establishment of the ASCOT Student Center and for the repairs and improvement of the Students Dormitory, a joint project of the SCSC, the ASCOT Alumni Association and the ASCOT Administration. A Thanks Giving Mass officiated by Father Nilvon Co Villanueva was offered and attended by the ASCOT Personnel and students to give thanks for all the blessings to the College and for its 20 years of productive service and success. A short opening program immediately followed.
Making the celebration more festive were the first three days highlighted with events that mirrored the College’s endeavor in keeping a culture of camaraderie, sportsmanship and excellence through the various arts, literacy, musical and athletic competitions which includes Mangrove Inspired Booth Competition, Intercollegiate Basketball friendly Games, Tuklas Talento, Quiz Show, Painting and Literary Contest.
The Search for Mr. and Ms. ASCOT 2013, a friendly competition where self-confidence, communication, social skills and character were showcased was also staged during the celebration. Zedrick Riqueron and Imee Resueño, BSIT Senior students won the coveted title respectively. The DFES representatives, Ms. Karen Cabuslay and Mr. Dennis Guillen bagged the First Runner up and Second Runner up respectively. While, Ms. Ginalyn Primero of DAAS and Mr. Aldren Mostoles of the Industrial Technology Department won the Third Runner up.
A symposium on Earthquake and Fire Drill, Drug Addiction and Accounting Matters was also held on the fourth day with experts from the Bureau of Fire and Protection, Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council, and Accounting Office as the Speakers.
The Bakawan Festival-Street Dancing Competition capped the last day of the celebration. Colorful costumes and well choreographed steps to the tune of diverse music were artistically presented by the students representing their respective Department.
The five-day celebration culminated with the Gala Night and ASCOT Christmas Party (“A Night of Solidarity and Recognition Program”), to honor and give credits to the persons behind the success of ASCOT. Previous ASCOT Faculty Presidents, Alumni Presidents, SCSC Presidents, Pioneering Faculty and Staff, Members of the ASCOT Task Force (Volunteers), ASCOT Personnel with 10 and 15 Years in service and Retirees were among the awardees.