Penpushers’ Alumni mentor Sagradan Scribes
“It has been a great experience to be back home.”
These were the words of the former Sagradan Penpushers’ scribes, during the intensive training-workshop on Campus Journalism, July 15 at the MDSF High School Building.
“As a former Sagradan Penpusher, I am really thankful to be given opportunity and share my knowledge and experiences as a writer. I fell in love into writing that’s why I continue my passion until college. It was really an honor and I can come back again next time.” Robi Kate E. Miranda, former Editorial writer.
Armed with their mighty pens, sixteen Sagradan Penpushers’ alumni took part in the event to share winning tips, experiences, and techniques to the next promising Sagradan scribes. They mentored the school staff and delegates for the forthcoming press conferences both in elementary and secondary levels.
One of the Sagradan scribes, Maica Sto. Tomas said “I felt the warmth of being with the family. It was so nice to train and work with the people who had the same journey as what I am taking right now. I learned a lot with the articles they have written but also with the memories they have experienced.”
Being dedicated to further hone the writing prowess of the campus journalists in their respective categories for the forthcoming press conferences, the school conducted the second leg of the intensive training-workshop on Campus Journalism. The said training offers simulated practice exercises and skills in the eight individual categories and two team events.
Mary Kristine P. Juan, another former Sagradan scribe uttered “It has been my pleasure sharing my stories and experiences with them. It’s a humbling opportunity for us to share what we know and at the same time give back to the school and people that contributed into who we are today.”
The speakers were: Maria Alanis Tenorio and Brian Jay Delos Santos, Copyreading and Headline Writing; Leiah Ysabel Cortez and Cherine Fates Mangulabnan, News Writing; Mary Kristine Juan and Jersey Diane Ganding, Science Writing; Alyssa Denise Rosario and Robi Kate Miranda, Editorial Writing; Angeli Mae Infantado and Ckyleen Mangulabnan, Photojournalism; Patrick Adrian Ponce, Editorial Cartooning; Harold Lopez, Sports Writing; Annie Rose Sto. Tomas, Feature Writing; Harvie Barcellano, Script Writing and Radio Broadcasting; Immanuel Cruz and Darren Barley Terrado, Collaborative and Desktop Publishing.
“This is the first time that we came up with this kind of training. I find it very significant because our former scribes wholeheartedly shared their valuable experiences to our present members and we hoped that they were able to rub their passion in this craft to the future Sagradan CJs. It was really made up proud to see our former penpushers’ flourish in their respective fields.” Sir Vhon Joseph Solomon, school paper adviser.
Moreover, this event serves as an opportune time for them to reunite and ponder old good memories and experiences as Sagradan Penpushers’ with their fellow scribes and close friends. In the end, they once all exclaimed the famous tagline of the club, “We are the Sagradan Penpushers. We make sense.”