This grand homecoming is the peak of our 40th anniversary celebration. I surmise that upon entering Gate 5, memories of your school life came into play. Each one has stories to share…stories that speak about sense of wonder in learning, your journey with your mentors, sportsmanship exhibited during your intrams, the language of hope you have whispered to the poor children and parents nearby, the spiritual guidance tirelessly given by our beloved late Father Guzman, Father Lisa, and the rest are to be written in your autobiography. Your stories are part and parcel of how you are now and your personal trajectory.
On the part of Woodrose as an educational institution, we also have stories to share which have a prologue characterized by a great dream passed on to us by St. Josemaria. He inspired us through his words: dream and your dreams will fall short! How we evolved as captured by the exhibit outside this multi-purpose hall says it all!
Let me end by saying thank you, we are sorry, and continue helping us…
- Thank you for the invaluable support you have given us;
- We are sorry for whatever we have done that may have hurt you during your school life. You could fill in the blanks: we could have been less dogmatic and thus less judgmental and more open-minded, more understanding. We have learned so much from you. Tell us more what we can still improve on.
- Continue helping us…in what way? We need teachers in History, Literature, Science, Economics, Business Management. Share your expertise with our young learners. We need mentors. You can be our effective mentors. We need more students. Behind each new student is a new family we are reaching out to. You cannot imagine how happy we are to have more children of our alumnae enrolled in Woodrose.
Let this be a refrain within our 40th year anniversary: thank you, sorry, and help us! We learned this refrain from Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria.
Happy 40th anniversary to all of us!
Marielle Benitez (fourth from left) — Photo Courtesy of Mia Montayre
Marielle Benitez, class of 1998, steers the under-16 girls national youth football team to a second-place finish in the AFF Championship in Vientiane, Laos.
Read the full story from INQUIRER.net
Chiqui Agoncillo, Woodrose Class of 2012, is the first female Summa cum Laude to graduate from the History Department of the University of the Philippines! Furthermore, she is only 1 out of 4 to have ever graduated Summa cum Laude from the same department.
Read the full story from ABS-CBN.
Recipe from the family of Marisa Reyes-Tablante (’84), Apaz Reyes-Gonzales (’86), Marina Reyes (’98), Rosario Reyes-Garcia (’99), Tina Reyes (’01), Tata Reyes-Sibayan (’03), and their mom Maricar Reyes.
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
7 tbsp imported cocoa powder
2 packs all purpose cream
Lady Fingers (Broas)
1. Cream butter in a bowl and with a mixer, beat until fluffy.
2. Reduce speed of mixer and slowly add sugar. Raise the speed and whip until light and fluffy.
3. Stop the mixer and add cocoa powder. Beat again on low.
4. Add cream and mix until just blended. Do not overmix.
5. In a 9-inch square ovenproof glass container, put a layer of lady fingers, just enough to cover the bottom. Spread 1/2 of the chocolate cream. Place another layer of lady fingers and top with the rest of the chocolate cream. Spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight before serving.
Serves 8 to 10.
Source: Woodrose Family Cookbook
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