DISCIPLINE, SACRIFICE and HARDWORK -- These are the keys pointed out by Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis, in achieving all the success in her life as she recalled her experience working as a simple clerk abroad, in her inspiring message during the celebration of the 10th Founding Anniversary of The Lewis College.
"Don't ever give up, don't ever say tapos na," she added in her lines as she encouraged all the Filipinos, especially the Bicolanos to strive harder and be resilient in all endeavors that may come. She also pointed out her husband, the late Reginald F. Lewis (RFL), as an example and to be an inspiration for all Sorsoganons as he steered his route from an ordinary boy in East Baltimore, Maryland, to owning a billion dollar business empire. She strongly emphasized that we all have the chance; what matters is when we are going to move.
February 21, 2011 was the culminating day of [email protected] Celebration. Every year, the TLC Family commemorates the wonderful day when Atty. Lewis opened a school for her beloved Sorsoganons as a return for her achievements and successes and a form of serious campaign to fight poverty through quality education. In her speech she reminisced when she bought TLC (formerly Annunciation College) a few years ago. She recalled the time when the school was not yet developed. She said that the building was old, and the whole vicinity was not as good as today. She was very glad and thankful to all the TLC staff and faculty personnel especially to Dr. Rosa Anonat, OIC of TLC, that after 10 years the school had achieved drastic changes already; from the physical structures of the school buildings -- to the achievements of its students in different genres. "Truly indeed, The Lewis College has potentials," she added.
The theme of the culminating activity was "Onwards to Excellence" where Atty. Lewis emphasized that we are at 85% in terms of achieving excellence. "We're going in that direction as we go along in our journey," she added in her moving speech.
The culminating activity was highlighted by field demonstrationfrom all departmental levels showing their skills in rhythmic exercise. Mrs. Lewis also invited twelve of her close friends from New York and Canada to witness this memorable occasion. They were impressed by the achievements of the students and the performances across all levels. Mr. Raymund Villar hosted the program wonderfully. The event was capped with the TLC faculty and staff marching towards the field and they released red, white and blue balloons into the sky with the "[email protected]: Onwards to Excellence" banner, symbolizing our commitment to aim high!