Twelve Recoletos Educational Assistance for Deserving Students (READS) scholars of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos competed for Mr. and Ms. Neophytes ’10 on December 4, 2010 at the UNO – R Auditorium.
Rev. Fr. Emeterio D. Buñao, OAR, Director of Scholarships in an interview said, “This is a good venue of enriching the talents and potentials of our scholars.”
Maria Karren Perartilla and Wenie Rodriguez, both newly accepted READS scholars, were hailed MR. and Ms. Neophytes 2010.
Perartilla is a first year Bachelor of Science in Education major in English while Rodriguez is a first year Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering assigned at the Medical Laboratory Department and Accounting Office respectively.
The participants contended in Production Number, Festival Attire, Trendy Wear Collection, Formal Wear category and Interview portion.
The Talent Competition was held last November 27, 2010 graced by school administrators and READS alumni. Almark Yonting and Riva Palalon declared bests in talent during the pageant night.
“Mr. and Ms. Neophytes was not just a competition. It’s an event that gathered every READS scholars and showcased our abilities making us to excel in many endeavors,” Erwin Nicavera, READs President said.
“This activity was also a venue of welcoming the new members of the READS community,” he added.