38 graduate from RHI high school; 34 promoted to middle school

Posted on May 29 2019


The Rita Hocog Inos Jr. Sr. High School kicked off the Public School System’s slew of graduations for school year 2018-2019, with 38 students in high school graduating and 39 students in middle school being promoted last May 24 at their school campus.

RHI high school valedictorian Mariette Elena O. Barcinas wishes to become a high school counselor and travel the world, while high school salutatorian Rency Azil A. Camacho wishes to pursue an accounting degree.

In her valedictory address, Barcinas thanked her family, friends, and teachers—including RHI administrators—for molding her into who she is today.

Both thanked their parents for their sacrifices and support.

The RHI Class of 2019 also recognized Adira M. Reyes as third honor; Jeri M. Costales as fourth honor; Francisco M. Santos Jr. as fifth honor; Asiana C. Manglona as sixth honor; Antonio C. Atalig III as seventh honor; Xanthus H. Manglona as eighth honor; Sheina P. Rangamar as ninth honor; and Allen A. Maratita as 10th honor.

The Governor’s Leadership Award was given to Daniel Depalog and the Outstanding Female Graduate Award and Mayor’s Award was given to Barcinas, while Adina M. Reyes received the Principal’s Award.

In the middle school promotion, Glenda C. Valdezco was named valedictorian, while Jermain B. Yalung was named salutatorian.

In her valedictorian speech, Valdezco thanked her mother.

“Even though there are times where we don’t see eye to eye, you still supported and loved me unconditionally. …I love you and always remember [that], at the end of the day, I’m the prettier one,” she said.

Yalung quoted Adarsh Singh in her speech: “While people on the first bench made notes, the people on the last bench made memories.”

“I too was a last bencher. Having fun, making memories, and living as a kid at the back of the class. I enjoyed every moment of it and will carry those memories beyond high school but I soon realized that that is not who I am,” she said.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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