CHABano? More Like CHABayes! by. Riza Rapada
The past semester had been a roller coaster ride for the students of 11-Chabanel. The misfits, as they like to call themselves, went through a lot of ups and downs as a class and as individuals to get themselves to second semester.
The first half of the first semester was spent mainly on getting to know each other and adjusting to the new co-educational system as well as the newly-implemented K-12 curriculum. Upon receiving their midterm marks on the 30th of August last year, the Misfits were made aware of the reality that Senior High School is no easy task. While some students got excellent results (i.e. no marks lower than B), a lot obtained F's. In fact, one student got a total of 6 F's in his midterm marks.
However, these failures did not stop the Misfits in aiming for their own personal Magis. Although some of them joked about transferring to a new school in the 2nd semester, with a little push and an hour's worth of motivational talk from their moderator, Mr. Pocholo Gutierrez, everyone from the class hustled and bustled in putting their best efforts to become better versions of themselves in terms of academics.
The student who got 6 F's in the first half of the first semester broke boundaries and came out strong, without a single failing mark on his final card. The failing rate of the class also decreased.
Although there were still a few failures, the class was able to produce 6 honor students. Catherine Jane Basllote, Anton Gerard Benitez, Rachel Binaca Peralta and Anna Maria De Castro were 3rd honors while Joseph Lemuel Lomibao and Riza Maree Rapada got 2nd honors.