Rota hosts a Public School System Mental Health proclamation signing and Sagan Amot ribbon unveiling.
CNMI Board of Education chair Andrew L. Orsini and vice chair Herman Atalig, who is the BOE elected representative of Rota, greets the municipality’s chief executive, Mayor Efraim Atalig.
Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig delivers welcoming remarks, expressing his people’s gratitude to the Public School System for continually investing in various programs and initiatives, including the mental wellbeing of all stakeholders of public education.
Rota Municipal Council chair Jim Michael Atalig.
Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred B. Ada highlights the importance of mental wellbeing in student growth, learning, and development.
Dr. Yvonne R. Pangelinan, Student Support Services and Mental Health Program director, recognizes that mental health is essential to having a healthy community. of Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred B. Ada stands behind her.
Board of Education chair Andrew Orsini emphasizes the partnership between the school district and the Rota municipality, adding that it is one “major component to the success of the school district’s many initiatives.”
Herman Atalig, BOE vice chair and Rota’s elected BOE member, expresses appreciation to both PSS and Rota leadership for investing in the education of children of Rota. He is credited for Rota’s successes in public education through investments and resources.
Rota’s famous suruhana, Lourdes Manglona.
Rota students Katrina Tacud from Sinapalo Elementary School and Roy Joe San Nicolas from Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr. Sr. High School read the proclamation.
BOE vice chair Herman Atalig and chair Andrew L. Orsini jointly signed the proclamation. In this photo, Atalig is about to sign the proclamation with Orsini, Rota Mayor Atalig and Education Commissioner Dr. Ada, among others.
BOE chair Andrew L. Orsini signs the proclamation with vice chair Herman Atalig, Mayor Efraim Atalig, Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada, and Rota’s education leaders.
Following the proclamation signing was the unveiling and ribbon cutting of Sagan Amot, touted to be the first-of-its kind public medicinal garden in the CNMI. It is located at the foot of the Sabana mountain range in Sinapalo. This is a project of the Rota municipality led by Mayor Efraim Atalig. Leading the unveiling were Atalig, Rep. Donald Manglona, and several island leaders.
Aubry Hocog, special assistant for programs and grants at the Rota Mayor’s Office, expresses appreciation for everyone’s support in the hosting of Mental Health Proclamation and unveiling of the “Sagan Amot Chamorro” medicinal garden.
Associate Commissioner for Administrative Services Eric Magofna, Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada, Board of Education vice chair Herman Atalig, Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr. Sr. High School principal D. Tanya King, and BOE chair Andrew Orsini join residents following the ceremony.
Board of Education vice chair Herman Atalig and Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr. Sr. High School principal D. Tanya King join a Rota educator.
Sinapalo Elementary School principal Daisy Quitugua, left, and Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr. Sr. High School vice principal Annette Calvo, right, exchange ideas as Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred B. Ada listens.
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