FMS promotes 103 to high school

Posted on Jun 19 2019


The subject awardees of Francisco M. Sablan Middle School. (Contributed Photo)

The Francisco M. Sablan Middle School promoted 103 students last June 11 at a promotion ceremony at the Pacific Islands Club’s club pavilion, with Ellala Limoico as class valedictorian and Jasmine John as salutatorian.

“…After all the challenges we had this school year, today really summarizes everything they worked hard for,” FMS vice principal Carla Sablan said.

“Our valedictorian really wanted to congratulate everyone for their hard work. She thanked her teachers and everyone who has…influenced them to get to this day,” Sablan said of Limoico.

The salutatorian’s speech, according to Sablan, had a similar tone.


“They both emphasized how hard they worked for today and that they were ready for high school,” she noted.

It was FMS’ first promotion ceremony.

“…This is their first step toward high school and adulthood,” said FMS principal James Sablan said in his address. “We were challenged and we thank the teachers [and parent’s support] with the double sessions, but I also challenge the government to also think about investing in our school because in the past 50 years, we only built one classroom building.”


According to James Sablan, school year 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the school’s establishment.

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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