The birth of the 1st decade was a remarkable event that crossed time zones from United States to the Philippines. Last July 6, 2010, The Lewis College Founder and Owner Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis came to celebrate the school’s 10th Anniversary with the theme “Onward to Excellence” at the TLC covered court. She was with her two daughters Ms. Christina Lewis and Ms. Leslie Lewis Sword. Along with Ms. Leslie Lewis Sword were her children Christian Roy and Savilla Joy Sword. Ms. Christina Lewis traveled with her fiancé Daniel Noah Halpern. The Lewis family was accompanied by the members of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Imelda Nicolas and Pastor Francisco M. Nicolas. It was truly a joyful occasion because it has been eight years since the last visit of the daughters of Mrs. Lewis.
The program started with a Doxology performed by the members of TLC Performing Arts, followed by a visual interpretation of the National anthem. The opening remark was given by Officer-in-Charge Dr. Rosa D. Anonat and was followed by the speeches of gratitude from the following scholars: Glenn Castillo an RFL scholar, Eloisa Mae Dones a Milenyo Scholar and Rhodora Reynon an Academic Scholar. They also gave gifts to the Lewis family as a symbol of gratitude.
It was followed by intermission numbers presented by selected high school students and a song number by Frances Daphne Frilles, grade 4 pupil, entitled “What a Wonderful World.” The crowd was silenced when Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis started to deliver her inspirational speech in front of the whole TLC community. She asked the crowd to close their eyes, be silent and talk to God just for a few minutes. She gave a short story about how she and her husband, Reginald Lewis met and how she survived the darkest moments of her life. This story inculcated determination to the students for them to continue and reach their dreams.
Another highlight of the activity was the short but very profound speech of Ms. Leslie Lewis Sword. This was followed by the awarding of certificates and prizes to the winners of the essay writing contest held last July 1, 2010. The winners were Eldrid John Datu for the Basic Education Department, and Ramon Maquillan Jr. for the College Level. Eldrid John Datu was also awarded with trophies for winning Provincial Eagle Quiz and 3rd place in the Regional Eagle Quiz competition. After the awarding ceremonies several dances were still presented by selected high school students.
Finally, Pastor Francis Nicolas finished the program with a closing prayer. Mr. Raymund Villar and Ms. Maricar Jintalan were the Masters of Ceremony.