Rose ConstantinoGilda Fule-Prael
Sylvia C.LeonardSalve NeelankavilRonie NievaGiocky Oca
SSC AlumnaeHomecoming – February 10, 2008
SSC High School Class of 1983—the SilverJubilarians of 2008—hosted this year’s AlumnaeHomecoming event on February 10 with a fast-paced show titled
. Serving as hostwas TV anchor Paolo Bediones. However, mainlyresponsible for the never-ending squeals andshrieks of St Scho alumnae, enough to shatter St.Cecilia’s glass chandeliers, was the appearance ofpop singer Gary Valenciano who surprised alumnaeand guests alike with surprise numbers, makingbalik-Blue Sapphire
Monina Ocampo-de Jesus
(HS ’63) wax nostalgic and turn to Sapphireclassmate
Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz
saying: "I’msoooooooooo proud to be a Scholastican!"About their own (HS 63) (45 years after high school)class offering, Neni (modestly) relates: “Well, the HS63 Sapphires pulled it off again, and this is the mosteconomical we have gone as yet! Of course, westood out in our attire (blue jeans, white tops with
's sapphire bling blings) and in ourchoice of number – cool number, “Don’t Worry, BeHappy”, an 80’s song without the disco frenzy. Mrs.
Teresa Feria Nieva
(HS 39) thought it was the best,and
(HS 58) said it was so creative!“The best thing is that we all had fun gettingtogether and practicing despite the very erratic andspotty attendance. We were only complete onSaturday, so it was great that the baliks'
dinner climaxed that final rehearsal day. Specialguest was
's Mike—you mayhave seen his picture with the tray on which the 21-day old suckling pig (
) lay, before thefeasting began. According to Meiling Paredes-Sicam, the supreme test of our act, being no-fussand worry-free, was that first-timers at our Saturdaygeneral rehearsal had no trouble catching on. ActualSapphire headcount was 17, which included LindaGonda-Raezer, Marisa Chikiamco, DaisyBarawidan-Lizaso, Elsa Lava-Mapua, MarilenArellano-Magsaysay, Monina Ocampo-De Jesus,Meiling Paredes-Sicam, Mila Magpayo-Medina,Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, Nori de Guzman-Deus,Rosemary Pena-Blancaflor, Jo Soto, Jojo Palileo-Sangalang, Tillit laO-Inoturan, Nori de Guzman-Deus, Milou Locsin-Einsiedel and Pinky Fernandez.Special thanks to Marisa, Elsa, Lillian Ang-Soriano,Meiling, and Neni—collectively, the spirit behind thisyear’s presentation!
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Golden Girls in the U.S.
SSC HS Class of 1958 celebrated their goldenanniversary at the Alumnae Homecoming in Manila. Inthis issue we commemorate their 50th anniversary byfeaturing five Golden Girls residing in the East Coast.
andher French husband Jean-Marie Leonard got married in1971 and have one daughterLisa Marie-Sylvie, married toBilly Lee. Armed with aBusiness Administrationdegree, Sylvia left Manila forNew York City in 1967 and thatsame year joined the UnitedNations.She really must have enjoyed working at the U.N.because she stayed there until her retirement in 2001.Before she retired from the U.N. she was ProcurementOfficer and then Assistant Management Officer. Nowretired Sylvia spends most of her time traveling anddoing volunteer work at a nursing home.
left Manila for New York in 1968.After earning an MBA at New York University, she gotmarried in 1972. She started working that same yearfor a Chicago bank. She then became VP in GlobalCorporate Banking in New York, handling mostlyentertainment and media companies such as ColumbiaPictures, Warner Communications, CBS, andParamount. Linda rose to the position of Chief of Staffof a $2.5 billion department in 1988. In 1991 she wasdiagnosed with systemic lupus, a chronic illness of theimmune system. Living with illness has been difficult,but now, she writes, she spends retirement enjoyinglife with her husband, family, and good friends.
got married in 1970 to LeonardBoma, a U.S. citizen of Tanzanian ancestry. Sheearned her BS degree from SSC major in Math andthen worked for SSC high school principal (laterCollege President) Sr. Josefina Nepomuceno. Aftertaking math and statistics courses at U.P. she taughtmath at SSC (College dept) then left for the U.S. tostudy at the State University of Iowa, getting an MS inStatistics in 1988. Marina worked for New York LifeInsurance Company in New York, later becoming aFellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of theAmerican Academy of Actuaries. She becameCorporate VP and Actuary until she retired in 2000.
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