Villamin is Cnhs 2009 top grad
Jessie James Villamin likens life as a movie.
During his graduation day he essayed the lead role without doubt.
Villamin graduated class Valedictorian among 492 graduates of Candon National High School.
“I am very proud of myself,” Villamin said
You cannot blame him for he worked hard for it.
Backing him up are his parents.
Jessie parents, Engr. Mario and Dr. Rosalie are both Overseas Filipino Workers based in Saudi Arabia.
Villamin in his 45- minute valedictory address pointed out his parents great sacrifices for him and his siblings.
“… the reason of my long-year-sacrificing to get all these awards! The root of every success I had in my life, the core of every victory I received- My parents, to you, mom and da, first I would like to say “ I love you so much.” Your hardship there at Saudi have been fruitful,” Villamin said.
He admitted that his parents missed his graduation because of the high travel cause.
Villamin, 16, of San Antonio, Candon City, and also elementary class valedictorian of Candon North Central School said that he really aspired to be the best in his class the first day he entered high school.
It was not easy.
In his first year, he could only ranked third.
He persevered and his labor paid off.
After his sophomore year, he was already on top of his class.
Being on top is not that easy as he has to face academic demands and extra curricular activities.
He felt the effects of it as his extra curricular activities consumed much of his time that he fell to second place during the second grading in his senior year.
He was able to recovered and regain his top post.
During their graduation, he end up having 35 gold medals hanging on his neck.
In his 45 minute- valedictory address, he did not fail to appreciate the people who help him made it.
His parents, family members, classmates and his mentors.
He is now gearing up for his college education.
He is an upcoming BS biology student of University of the Philippines- Baguio where he hopes to end up as Doctor of Medicine someday.
In ten years he projected to have at least fulfilled some of his dream.
As for the moment, he still cherishes his fulfilled high school dream.
In his movie, ‘true to life story’ with story line about his “High School Life” is closest to his heart because he is the anchor being the lead actor. . .the class valedictorian.