Selected Grade School pupils and High School students from LSGH recently participated in the De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) Academic and Cultural Fair hosted this year by the University of Saint La Salle – Integrated School (USLS-IS) in Bacolod City. The Academic and Cultural Fair is a biennial event participated in by selected Grades 4 to 11 students from all the La Salle schools in the Philippines.

Already on its third year, the Fair is an occasion where Lasallian camaraderie is developed and nurtured through interactive activities such as the Academic Exhibits, Academic Challenge, Lasallian Expedition, and Cultural Presentation.

Five LSGH Grade School pupils left for Bacolod City last January 26, 2017 to join the other members of the LSGH delegation. The five Grade School students were: Theodore D. Abara (5A) and Joshua M. Jenkins (6G), who both competed in the Academic Challenge; and Gabriel M. Legaspi (5A), Iñigo Jose A. Carlos (5H), and Nathan Nosuel J. Tejada (6E) who participated in the Cultural Presentation with the LSGH Boys’ Choir. The Adult Leaders who accompanied the boys were Grade School Principal, Mr. Jose Ramelle E. Javier, and Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Mr. Mario Miguel B. Ordoñez, together with Learning Resource Center staff, Mr. John Carlos B. De Castro, who documented the entire event.

The LSGH High School delegation was headed by Acting High School Principal, Mrs. Maria Donna B. Ines, along with Math Coordinator, Mrs. May De Gracia, Computer Education Coordinator, Mrs. Nimfa Aleta R. de la Cruz and the LSGH Boys’ Choir Moderator, Mr. Lou Angelo D. Saludez.

The fun-filled activities of the two-day fair capped off with various cultural presentations of the different La Salle schools through song, dance and theater. Each school was assigned to showcase the culture and tradition of a particular country from the Pacific-Asia Regional Conference (PARC) where a La Salle School or a Lasallian community is found. The La Salle Green Hills Boys’ Choir ended their production with a finale representing Australia through a song entitled, “I Am Australian”. The song was written by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton, with vocal arrangements by Mr. Saludez and instrumental accompaniment by Mr. Ordoñez.

This unique event reinforced the true meaning of “ONE LA SALLE” among the participants as they joyfully celebrated their common Lasallian identity, strengthened their solidarity with fellow Lasallians in Asia and Pacific, and deepened their sense of family and pride as sons and daughters of St La Salle.