Posted by Jhun Nonato on Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Cavite National High School Main Building
Cavite National High Class of 65 (CNHS ‘65), is one of the most active classes of the school. Reunions are held regularly wherein class members and their spouses who now reside abroad, would fly in to celebrate with their Philippine-based batch mates and their spouses. Early on, reunions were held at an interval of 10 years. The very first one was fittingly held at the school grounds, at the Montano Gymnasium.
Almost always, the itinerary starts with a parade along the city's main thoroughfare, and winds up at the Cavite National High School campus. Our most recent reunions would include a mass before we proceed to a designated place where we would hold our day-long programs, and partake of the sumptuous meals. Part two of the celebration is a semi-formal gathering for a night of songs and dances. Of course, the sumptuous meals are always a part of it.
During our first reunions, attendees were asked to shell out some moolah to defray for the expenses. Realizing that this posed a problem to some of the alumni, the class organization engaged in fund raising activities to make attendance to reunions expense-free. A big percentage of class funds comes from the efforts of our untiring and generous foreign-based co-graduates. This has really helped a lot in boosting the number of attendees.
CNHS 65 class reunions are now held on shorter intervals, as age and natural attrition have finally caught up on us. So, we see each other now more often, every three years.
Always the master showman, , Joel Lamangan [yes, the director, who else?] would always be at the forefront emceeing our programs. On occasions, when I'm present, he would call on me to assist him in emceeing and entertaining classmates since Ben, the other part of the Batman-Robin tandem, has not been attending our reunions.
Aside from having given material donations to our school, CHNS class 65 runs a scholarship foundation, funded by donations from class members, to help poor but deserving graduates of Cavite National High School pursue college education. As of the present time, some scholars of the foundation have already graduated from college and are now gainfully employed.
Kudos to the foundation's board and officers for their unflinching and unselfish efforts in providing a better future for the deserving youths!
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