With students from nine different clusters crowded the 4th floor Martin Hall to witness the culmination on August 15, 2018, the 70th Ateneo Fiesta hailed the Accountancy Griffins as the overall champion.
Following behind were SEA Tigers and B&M Vipers, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
To add up, the ACC Griffins bagged gold for this year’s Sayawtenista. Following behind were Computer Studies Chameleons and SEA Tigers, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
Cheers, quips, and awe filled the multi-purpose hall as the Star Search champion and Sayawtenista participants performed on stage. Minor and major awards were also given afterwards.
For the best parade, the Accountancy (ACC) Griffins was declared as the winner.
The same cluster was also hailed as the champion for the banner making contest. Following behind were School of Engineering & Architecture (SEA) Tigers and Business & Management (B&M) Vipers, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
The SEA Tigers was declared as the champion for this year’s Group Dance Showdown. Following behind were B&M Vipers and Social Sciences (SS) Dragons, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
Under the Ignatian Cup 2018, for the extemporaneous speech, the ACC Griffins was proclaimed as the champion. Following behind were B&M Vipers and School of Education (SoE) Sharks, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively. For the debate competition, the SS Dragons won as the champion. Following behind were ACC Griffins and SEA Tigers, placing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
For the Karaoke Challenge, the ACC Griffins claimed the champion title, while the SEA Tigers won 1st runner-up.
The B&M Vipers was declared as the champion for this year’s Palarong Pinoy. Following behind were SS Dragons and ACC Griffins, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
The St. Ignatius of Loyola Sportsmanship Award, awarded to a cluster that best exemplifies the attributes of character, morality, integrity, and sportsmanship; was given to the super-cluster Stags, which is composed of the SoE, School of Nursing (SoN), and Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM).
For this year’s Palarong Atenista, the ACC Griffins was hailed as the champion. Following behind were SEA Tigers and B&M Vipers, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
After the ceremony, students took huge boxes of colognes, chocolates, crackers, a powdered juice, and some drawstring bags in a frenzy. A student, who asked not to be named, said that when it was announced that they should stay until the end of the program to receive some giveaways, they thought it was the signal to get it.
“At first I was hesitant because we might get caught and reprimanded. I felt guilty for a while but as I saw people doing the same and that later on people kept telling that ‘Okay lang yan sponsor natin ‘yan, for all yan’ so we all enjoyed eating and sharing it in the end,” one of the students who took a box of chocolates told Atenews.
Everyone’s attention soon shifted at the center of the quadrangle as a student from the ACC Griffins had an asthma attack few minutes after the lights were turned off. Some staff from Ateneo Student Security Force (ASSF), Philippine Red Cross, and school clinic readily responded to the situation accordingly.