As the Ateneo Community embarks on a new chapter with the new members of the Ateneo Senior High School, students in the Ateneo Senior High School have now been classified into their respective strands such as ABM, STEM HumSS and GA.
What is the GA strand?
The GA or General Academics strand is a strand of diversity not only in its fields or academic learning, but also in everything else. The students of the General Academic strand are most often than not seen as those without proper direction in life. They are generalized as those who do not know what profession they want to take up or those who are lazy and misguided.
Is it true? Are all GA students just ordinary, misguided and lazy people? Do these students lack passion and fervor?
Strength in unity
By Marco de Jesus
The GA strand in the Ateneo de Manila Senior High School puts premium on its rich variety of students. The GA strand has an outstanding amount of student varsities ranging from basketball, Judo, Badminton, Handball, Swimming, Debate, and the like. However, this does not become an obstacle that stops the students from becoming one.
Some of the other athletes are current UAAP and varsities in their specific sports like basketball, football, taekwondo and swimming. One example of this is SJ Belangel. SJ if one of the many strong players in the Ateneo blue Eaglets team. He is also one of the few people that were part of the SEABA U-16 along with Jason Credo (11-Campion) and Dave Ildefonso (11-Chabanel).
Passion in arts
by Andre Arcigal
Aside from the talent in physical-contact sports, the GA strand also houses members of among the performing arts. An example of this is Miggy Dimaiwat (11-Favre) and Migui Aquino (11-Brebeuf) who compete and perform with the Ateneo High School's IndAK. Indak has competed and won in numerous dance competitions such as Skechers Streetdance Battle, Maximum Groovity and MYX Moves Streetdance Competition to name a few. They have performed in various events and other schools as well.