Words from the Class Governor
April 1, 1987. The day marked the end of our four year stay, our stepping out of the portals of the Negros Occidental High School. The scorching heat of the afternoon sun as we donned on our white togas produced an incongruous phenomenon of cold, sweaty hands when we went up the stage to receive our diplomas.
We recall the years of education in this school as time filled with tensions, as we crammed for exams and project tests, beat the deadlines for submission of papers, gorged our minds with facts and skills in feverish academic competitions, taking breaks in movies, field trips and parties.
Here we experienced the gradual shedding of our childish ways, felt the first stirrings of a teen age love, saw the awakening and the deepening of social awareness, and finally, a dawning on us that we are a group of varied amazing abilities and talents, nurtured to develop a versatility for life, to answer with a steadfast determination our responsibility to our people and our nation.
We look back with remorse the moments we allowed ourselves to be thrown into depths of lethargy and steely stubbornness.
Now girded with the messages that reverberated throughout the classrooms, the honing of the years from our parents, we set out in full gear to brave life ahead, etching on the sand of time a more glorious future.
Dear Alma Mater, twenty five years after, we shall come back with a brilliant history.
YVONNE C. BARRIOS JR.
as printed in The Reflector Class ‘87