With their advocacy focused on youth empowerment, representatives from the Accountancy (ACC) cluster were hailed as the first ever champion of the Search for the Ateneo Intramurals Ambassadors last July 30, at the Martin Hall of Ateneo de Davao University-Jacinto campus.
Along with the other eight divisions, Andrew Oribello and Marine Rendon, representing the Acountancy cluster, delivered their advocacy on youth empowerment in relation to sports during the opening ceremony of 2016 Palarong Atenista.
From nine competing divisions, only five of them were chosen to step up for the question-and-answer portion. Among these five divisions included ACC Griffins, Business and Management (B&M) Vipers, Social Sciences (SS) Dragons, Humanities and Letters (HumLet) Wolves, and Computer Studies (CS) Chameleons.
During the Q&A portion, the answers of ACC Griffins drew loud cheers from the audience. When one of the judges asked Rendon what best trait could be learned from playing sports, she highlighted the essence of sportsmanship.
“Like life, sports [are] not always fair. And I do believe that the best trait one could learn from playing sports is sportsmanship. Why? [It’s] because one could learn to respect others, to win with humility, to lose with dignity, and to develop desirable characters that others can emulate,” Rendon answered.
Meanwhile, SS Dragons and B&M Vipers placed 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
The search, which was the very first in the history of Palarong Atenista, initially began through the presentation of advocacies that was conducted last July 27. Meanwhile, the one-on-one interviews with the ambassadors were done on July 29.
This year’s Palarong Atenista is new since the intramurals is now simultaneous with the first semester’s Ateneo Fiesta, and the former’s traditional schedule was in the second semester.