By: Miguel Luiz Legaspi, Gr 10
To develop well-rounded individuals, academics and non-academics must come together in balance and harmony. Thus, last December 2018, the Junior High School department held a series of musical plays, done as part of grade requirements. For my batch, Grade 10, our theme was the Beatles, the greatest hit band of all time.
This play was very emotional for us seniors because it would be the last time for us to do it as a complete class, and so we did not waste any second of it.
We were all serious during practices, because we wanted our play to be a huge success. However, we wanted to enjoy and have fun even more because it would also be the last time that all of would stay in one room for the whole quarter; once the 4th quarter starts we would not be able to spend class hours with the whole batch in one classroom for one whole quarter. We would prank ourselves, crack funny jokes, even mimic the other persons’ characters
I have been observing Grade 10 students ever since I came up to Grade 7, and I have noticed something very sad and yet beautiful at the same time. Whenever one is in Grade 10, that’s the time that usually the best things happen in one’s high school life, but those beautiful moments quickly come and go. They are appreciated, if only for a moment, because the batch will have to move up soon and take different courses, enroll in different schools. It’s as if those best moments were destined to be short-lived. The happiest moments happen, only for you to feel sadness in the end.
So what is so beautiful about that right?…..It is beautiful because you get to live those happiest moments with the best set of friends that only God can give you. Out of all the people in the world, I was lucky enough to become part of a batch that I am very proud to also call my family.
So this play was made out of our hearts, for every sweat dropped was because that we wanted to ensure that we’d have a good, final play, one full of fond memories. Every tear that was shed was because would miss every second that we put into the play. Every ounce of blood that we given was also for the batch’s legacy and how would we remember each other — and be remembered — in the long run. And we choose to remember this batch in the happiest way possible.
The plays were a resounding success, and it was a good run for the JHS department!
Thank you, classmates, for the memories.