TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Tabuk City National High School SPA and Senior High Dance Troupe once again proved their skills as they bagged 1st place and 2nd place respectively in the Monthly Finals First Musical and Dance Competition, spearheaded by the Tabuk CityLGU on September 24 at the Tabuk gymnasium.
This competition aims to provide opportunities for young Tabukeños to showcase their talents in singing and dancing. It also aims to divert their activities out from drugs, liquor and cigarettes.
The participants we brought to the contest were the grade 10 SPA dancers and selected Senior High dance troupe members. It is not the first time our dancers participated in a competition outside our school. This exposure gave them a good experience which they will use later as they improve in the field.
“It was a nice experience competing outside the school. The competition is another way for us to share our talents and bring pride to our school”, shared Joanne Rae Orbillo.
The winners were given cash incentives. The Senior High dance troupe topped the competition and was given P4,000 cash incentives while the SPA dancers received P3,000. Tabuk Institute on the other hand received P2,000 for setting up in the third place.
Both the TCNHS SPA and SHS Dance troupes will be joining the grand finals on December 2018. The teams will be competing in the gold and silver levels. “This competition really inspired us to push to our limits and continuously improve our performance as a team. We will strive more to make our school – TCNHS be proud of us” team captain Carly Mae Catalon said.
SPA is a nationwide program for secondary students with potentials and talents in the arts namely; Music Visual Arts, Theater Arts, Media Arts, Creative Writing and Dance; Piloted in 17 schools and later adopted by 51 secondary schools including Tabuk City National High School in Tabuk City Province of Kalinga. Activities such as training, workshop, participation in DepEd-approved festivals, competitions are one of the workshops to be given to selected students who will be classified under the said program.
By Vivian David Domingo