Afterwards, Jyl Orila, a Miriam College alumna, performed an acoustic rendition of Zia Quizon’s Ako Nalang and Adele’s Send My Love. The latter won her a two-ticket trip to London courtesy of Costa Coffee.
Students were also given recognition for their work in various competitions such as the PANAF IMC Student Competition and DOST-FNRI Short Film Competition, among many others. In between the awarding ceremony, CCATT Singers and Company Of One also took the stage.
“You almost failed but you didn’t and that’s what’s important.” Miriam College alumna and current Insular Life financial advisor, Ms. Ysabel Victoria Benitez recounted the time she almost failed her Algebra class back in college and how looking back at the experience put today’s opportunity into better perspective. She shared her journey towards success and the past struggles it took to get to where she is at present.
With that in mind, Benitez gave three important messages to live by: First, trust the process. Nothing is a mistake. Second, chase significance. Not time. And lastly, you have the power to create the change you want to see tomorrow.
For this year’s Gawad Miriam, more Communication students compared to previous years were awarded for their outstanding performance in their major subjects and Communication electives. Both students and the alumnae showed excellence not only through the awards given but the performances and inspiring talks that transpired.
Congratulations to the Miriam College students and the alumnae who garnered recognition for their hard work. As Kalel Enriquez, Communication Society president mentioned in her closing remarks, let this day serve as an inspiration for everyone to study better and support each other.