Aurora State College of Technology has recently celebrated its 24th Founding Anniversary with the theme, “Better Together as One ASCOT Community”. Various activities showcasing the creativity, skills, talents, and abilities of every ASCOTian have been lined up for the month-long celebration.
A colourful and ingenious lantern parade marks the opening of the celebration last December 4, 2017, followed by the Opening Program which was joined by the College Officials, faculty, staff, and students. It was even made livelier by the presence of the It’s Show Time Tawag ng Tanghalan Quarter3 Semi-Finalist, Mr. Jaylorie R. Delos Reyes, a proud ASCOT Alumnus. To make the day productive, a Business Expo was also held in the afternoon.
Making the celebration more festive were the events that reflect the College’s endeavour in keeping a culture of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and excellence through the various arts, literacy, musical, and dance competitions including Bb. Bahaghari 2017 and the most awaited Hiraya, the Search for Mr. and Ms. ASCOT 2017, a friendly competition where self-confidence, communication, social skills, and character were showcased. Mr. Harry Lhon Poblete(Engineering) and Ms. Reizen Danielle Sioson(Senior High School) were hailed Mr. and Ms. ASCOT 2017 respectively. The SHS male representative, Mr. Joshua Rico Santos and the female representative from DFES, Ms. Shamil Resueño bagged the first runner-up. While Mr. Benzh Ritual of the IT Department and Ms. Dizza Mae Macalinao of the Industrial Technology Department won the 2nd Runner-up.
The Awarding Ceremony was also another event that was delightful and observed with magnificence during college days. It was held every year in order to give tributes to the persons who have a valuable contribution to the success of the College. ASCOT Board Passers for 2017 and Personnel with 10 and 15 Years in service were among the awardees.
Capping the month-long celebration was the Saranghae- themed Christmas Party where everyone came in K-pop inspired attire and enjoyed the song and dance performances matched with fun by the competitive faculty and staff performers.