Accountancy Griffins’ Paolo Dimalanta and Andr’e Denize Calledo marked a back-to-back victory as they emerged champions in the recently concluded Men and Women’s Scrabble Competition during the Palarong Atenista 2019.
Dimalanta and Calledo finished the tournament undefeated, having a 3-0 record in their respective brackets during the eliminations and outscoring their opponents from the semis up to the finals.
Showing the heart of a champion, Calledo shared how she handled the pressure she felt throughout the matches.
“Napressure jud ko kay cluster akong ginadala and defending champ ko. Mostly, akong mga kalaban kay friends ra nako and kabalo ko nga hawd pud sila. Nawala akong confidence ug namugnaw ko pero giisip lang nako nga nagsalig sa ako akong pamilya ug ang cluster maong gikaya jud nako,” Calledo said.
In addition, she noted how they [Dimantala] managed to become the school’s finest word craftsmen amidst their lack of preparation and conflict in studies.
“Daghan mi’g quiz sa lain-laing subjects pero maayo gani kay gipalitan mi ni kuya Junius og Scrabble board para makapraktis ra mi nga dili na need muadto sa American Corner in which makaconsume og time,” Calledo stated.
Meanwhile, Dimalanta admitted that he was nervous as it was the first competition he participated in the school for a while.
“Pasalamat mi sa amoang mga friends, kay Lee, RJ, Charlotte, Judee, Roy and Chenry and kay kuya Junius nga sige og remind and motivate sa amoa nga magpraktis hangtod sa naabot namo amo gi-aim,” the two expressed.
Stags’ Jose Robert Cenita and Engineering and Architecture’s Akthar Sali bagged the 1st runner up and the second runner up in the men’s division respectively, while Ivy Camille Braga of the Business Management and Thea Faye Garcia garnered the silver and bronze in the women’s.