By Edward C. Maratita, Jr.
On September 16, early morning before the sun rises was a perfect cool and gloomy day for a healthy activity. Students and parents from Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja run and walked from Tatachok Beach Pavilion to the school campus as part of their fundraiser for Catholic Education.
The 3rd annual ESFDB 2.5 Mile Bull Run/Walk fundraiser tradition was headed by the school’s student body council officers led by their president Auston Guiawan.
Some ran the 2.5 mile course, others walked with their friends for a pleasant stroll under the watchful eyes of Luta’s everyday heroes the Department of Public Safety officers and Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel’s.
“The event is designed to promote healthy lifestyle awareness and support of Catholic education,” said Guiawan. “We hope to continue the tradition to help our school and create a healthy habit amongst our students.”
“This fundraising would not be possible if it weren’t for generous people in the Rota and Saipan community who had pledged,” said student body council vice president Kaitlyn Balgoa. “They are a blessing to our school.”
“Well done to the student body council officers and all the students who have done a spectacular job helping their school,” said administrator/principal Carmen H. Atalig.
“Not only did the students help their school, it helped raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and healthy eating,” added Atalig.
“This event serves as a great example of how much fun exercise can be while building a great sense of community and simultaneously generating financial support for the school,” said student body council and class adviser Edward Maratita, Jr.
Maratita added, “They laced up their best walking shoes and dressed in athletic attire, all for a cause of San Francisco de Borja Spirit.”
The administration and faculty would like to extend their appreciation to the parents, Department of Public Safety, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Tita A. Hocog, Marlan Manglindan, Perry and Elvira Mesngon, Myra Ogo, Ivy T. Hocog, and Lea Maratita. Thank you, Un Sen Dangkulo Na Si Yu’us Ma’ase, Olommway, and Maraming Salamat Po!