Another Proud Teacher Moment

Posted: December 6, 2007 in All and Sundry, Musings


Just when I thought I have ran out of “proud teacher” moments (sometimes this is a thankless job), I experienced one last week and today.When one of my students informed me that two of her classmates were chosen as finalists to the 2007 Peace and Equity Foundation National Poverty Map Creative Writing and Photo Essay Contest, I was beside myself in happiness. But I decided not to blog about the news yet because at the time, the winners of the competition were not yet revealed. The sad part was that I got the news when I was in Metro Manila and I couldn’t share my happiness with anyone who would be able to understand what I was feeling.So when I finally arrived here in Davao, I immediately contacted Rigil Lumingkit and Joy Rodriguez to give them a hug just to show how proud I am of their achievement.Today, they flew to Metro Manila to attend the awarding ceremonies. They did not win the grand prize but still they received prizes as finalists. And they got to present excerpts of their short fiction, which were exhibited in Glorietta starting December 3.Moments like this make me very inarticulate, so I will just say this: “Joy and Rigil, I am very proud of you both.”I don’t think it would be arrogant for me to give myself a pat in the back for encouraging them to join the contest. I knew my students would make a difference.

  1. Trina Allen says:

    Kudos to you! You should always take pride in the part you play in your students’ success.


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