6 Cyclemind graces SJIT's 36th Foundation Day
by Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY (September 28) -- Six Cyclemind, one of the premiere boy band in the country today performed live in a concert held recently here sponsored by the school administration and the Student Supreme Government (SSG) of Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), in celebration of the school's 36th Foundation Anniversary.
Amidst the heavy downpour of the rain, some 5,000 spectators composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests enjoyed listening to the group's hit songs including "Sandalan", "Trip", "Prinsesa", and "Sige", among others.
In an interview with the campus press, Nel, the lead vocalist expressed thanks and gratitude to the SJIT community for the invitation and support to their group. "Maraming salamat sa pag-imbita n'yo sa amin dito at sa suporta n'yo sa aming grupo. Sana, nag-enjoy kayo sa palabas namin ngayong gabi… sa uulitin," (Thank you very much for inviting us over and for the support you have extended to our group. We hope you enjoyed the show tonight… until then), he said.
Meanwhile, the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) defended for seven-straight years its title being the Overall Champion in the Sports, Academic, Literary and Musical Competitions.
In her speech, Engr. Levy Grana, CEA Dean congratulated the faculty members and the students of the college for the outstanding performance shown during the three-day Foundation Anniversary.
CEA tied the number of gold medals with the College of Criminology (COC) sharing 26 each. However, CEA grabbed eight silver medals while COC only grabbed five making CEA the overall champion this academic year.
COC dominated in the major sports event such as Basketball, Volleyball (Men and Women Division) and Sepak Takraw while CEA topped the Chess (Men and Women Division) and the Cheerdance Competition which contributed them in grabbing eight additional gold medals each in these two competitions. The college also showed supremacy in Badminton (Men) grabbing four additional gold medals.
During the closing and awarding Ceremony, SJIT Chief Executive Officer Leticia Salas congratulated the seven colleges and the Basic Education Department for the success in participating the school's foundation anniversary.
It was learned that 6 Cyclemind ranked 2nd in Manila Chart of the Best Bands in the country next to Parokya ni Edgar.
In an informal talk with Prof. Nicole Joy Salas, SJIT Vice President for Administration and Finance, he said that next year, the 37th Foundation Anniversary promises to be more exciting as the school is planning to invite Parokya ni Edgar.
It can be recalled that last year, SJIT invited another famous band "Kamikazee", making the 35th Foundation Anniversary lively and colorful.
This year's 36th foundation anniversary is anchored on the theme: " SJIT: Rising the Global trend in Education." (PIA-13) [top]