NLAC: Four Lightyears Away from a Century Old
Northern Luzon Adventist College, formerly Northern Luzon Academy, is currently celebrating its Foundation Anniversary which is four lightyears away from a century old on February 27-March 2, 2019 with the theme, “96 Years of Embracing Diversity in NLAC”. The said celebrations started with Thanksgiving worship on the first day held at Aguinaldo Balinao Hall with Bro. Jacob Sebeetswekgomo Baitshoki, aa African theology graduate of NLAC Class 2017, as guest speaker. Baitshoki emphasized the point that embracing is admitting and accepting each other and one another even amidst diversity no matter who one is in Christ Jesus who is no respecter of person.
Immediately after the Thanksgiving, was the unveiling of markers to several projects-donations of and for NLAC such as the following: garbage enclosures, dormitory and back pathways, a classroom and a comfort room respectively.
Other activities included and will include the following: a thanksgiving religious concert by the various singing groups of NLAC (Remnant Square Chorale, STARS, Young Harmonic Heralds, College Chorale, Prymbassadors of the academy, and Sunbeams of the elementary) on Wednesday midweek prayer meeting and Friday vesper service; float parade by the different departments to nearby vicinities of Sison; Interscholastic test administered to incoming high school freshmen coming from the Multi-grade schools of Northern Luzon Mission; and the field demonstration in the afternoon which included calisthenics performance from the elementary and local festival celebrations from the high school (junior and senior) and college; ballgames and food festival.
In the said field demonstration of local festivals for the high schools (Junior & Senior) and college, the following were declared winners according to their categories. For the Senior High School and college divisions, 1st placer went to STEM 12; 2nd to STEM 11; 3rd to ABM & HUMMS 11; 4th to School of Teacher Education and which serves as first in the college level; 5th to ABM & HUMMS 12; and 6th went to the Department of Business Education (college). For the Junior High School, 1st placer went to Grade 9; 2nd to Grade 7; 3rd to Grade 10; and 4th to Grade 8. All first placers received a $100 cash prizes from a loving and generous donor abroad.
The culmination of the celebrations will come on Saturday for the Sabbath worship with Pastor Elias Rafanan, NLA Class ’68, as guest speaker during divine hour service. In the early evening will be the regular Saturday night socials which will be sponsored by the Ministerial Association (MA) of the College.
Written by Jacquiline Mendoza