The Awards aim to:
- recognize poor but deserving public high school students who have shown exemplary performance in academic works and leadership;
- encourage the Filipino youth to excel and to lead the way towards genuine public service;
- give recognition to public secondary school students who, despite challenging circumstances, have achieved success in academic works or student-leadership through handwork and perseverance, thereby serving as inspiration to others; and
- provide selected underprivileged public high school students full college scholarship grants.
The awards, which consist of the Academic Excellence Award Category and the Exemplary Leadership Award Category are open to all presently enrolled fourth year public high school students nationwide. The Mechanics and Nomination Form are contained in Enclosure Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
All regional and division education supervisors/coordinators handling the Student Government Program (SGP) and/or Araling Panlipunan (AP) shall serve as the coordinators for the awards in their respective areas. They shall be fully supported and assisted by their respective offices. The school head (SH) shall designate the department head or the teacher handling the SGP and/or AP as the school coordinator.
All regional directors (RDs), schools division/city superintendents (SDSs) and school heads (SHs) are encouraged to give generous support to this activity. Expenses in this regard shall be charged to local funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
A certification on the actual conduct of the screening and selection at the division level, together with the documents of the division winners, shall be submitted on or before December 21, 2012 to the DepEd Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (CSCA), Ground Floor, Mabini Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
For more information, interested individuals may contact any of the following:
Atty. Jesse H. T. Andres
Kabayan Noli De Castro Foundation, Inc.Telephone No.: (02) 834-1988Ms. Carmen Linda AtaydeExecutive Director for EducationSM Foundation, Inc.Telephone Nos.: (02) 552-7013 or (02) 831-1000 local 1494-1498Executive Director Joey G. PelaezDepEd-CSCATelephone Nos.: (02) 631-8495 or 636-3603Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/csca.deped