Student leaders convene at 4th CICM Convergence

by: Immanuel Munar

march2015 cicmconvergence1With one goal and one spirit, student leaders from the different Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (CICM) schools across the country gather for the 4th Schools Student Leaders' Convergence held at University of Saint Louis (USL), Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, May 5-7.

Uniting with 21 Saint Louis College-City of San Fernando (SLC-CSF) delegates, were the participants from Saint Louis University (SLU), Saint Mary's University (SMU)-Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, and USL, the host school.

With the theme "CICM Student Leaders: Challenges and Opportunities", Louisian leaders took part in becoming responsible, competent and professional leaders of the community.

Despite of an unexpected black-out during the second day lecture sessions, Prof. Marlon Jay B. Baysa, one of the resource speakers continued on discussing his topics on challenging student leaders to maximize their potentials and social responsibility in student leadership.

Prof.Baysa highlighted that true leaders inspire other people and should never forget to be compassionate.

Rev. Fr. Ferdinand T. Maguigad, Principal of Lyceum of Aparri and Professor at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary talked on the impacts and prospects of computer mediated communications.

During the socialization night, SLC-CSF delegates shined as they showcased their talents and bagged awards.

The group of Geo Renae Flores, Gino-Luigi Cariaso, Rhonalie Apilado and Gabby Llamzon and other participants from other CICM schools captured the Best Performing Group Award.

The team building activity highlighted the three-day leadership convergence where the diligence, intelligence and teamwork of the CICM student leaders were tested.

march2015 cicmconvergence2The group in which Immanuel Munar, CSC President and John Mark Barcelona, Vice President of Chorale belonged to emerged as the champion.

"Those 3 days in Tuguegarao City were more than what I have imagined and two from the many lessons I learned were: in great leadership, sacrifice comes first and in every situation there's always a silver lining," Ma. Regina Cruz, CSC Auditor and a participant in the said convergence stated in an interview.

Mr. Chester Merza, SLC Guidance Counselor-College Department, accompanied the SLC–CSF student leaders.