Scholastic Readers Cup 2015: Recognizing the Heroes of Education

It’s the time of the year once again to recognize the unwavering dedication of Philippine educators through the Scholastic Readers Cup 2015. On August 12, 2015, Scholastic gathered its partner schools from all over the Philippines at the Ballroom of Crowne Plaza Hotel to culminate the interschool competition with an aim to improve the school’s literacy.

This year’s Scholastic Readers Cup was hosted by JC Cuadrado.

The Scholastic Readers Cup 2015 audience was serenaded by the Ryan Cayabyab Singers (CBS) who sang classic songs like Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and some popular OPM medleys written by their mentor himself.

The Ryan Cayabyab Singers (RCS)

The winners of this year’s Scholastic Readers Cup were chosen among the partner educational institutions that participated in Scholastic’s Assessment and Enrichment Program (AEP) and Independent Reading Program (IRP). AEP and IRP are literary programs which proved instrumental in producing significant improvement in students’ reading abilities. The competition began from February 2014 to April 2015.

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Scholastic awarded a number of educational institutions, teachers, librarians, principals and school administrators for their exemplary effort in encouraging more students to become better readers and learners. The Scholastic Readers Cup 2015 were given to the following schools: OSJ – Sto. Rosario Academy, OSJ – Holy Family Academy, St. Thomas Academy, Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc., St. Paul College (Balayan), Iloilo Scholastic Academy, OSJ – Saint Joseph Institute, Saint Mary’s Angels College of Valenzuela, OSJ -Saint James Academy, OSJ – Joseph Marello Institute, Sta. Teresa College, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, MGC New Life Academy and Falcon School.

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To personally extend their warmest greetings and congratulations to all the winners, the event was also graced by Dra. Duriya Aziz, Scholastic International Publisher and Vice President and Mr. Frank Wong, the President of Scholastic Asia.

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Dr. Duriya Aziz at the Scholastic Readers Cup 2015

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Mr. Frank Wong, Scholastic Asia President

Before we were sent off, Scholastic prepared a surprise number for all of us! The crowd went crazy when Manila’s romantic balladeer Christian Bautista came up on stage to sing his greatest hits.

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Christian Bautista sings at the Scholastic Readers Cup 2015

Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of over 600 original titles annually. It was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine but it has since grown into a global organization tens of thousands of schools and millions of home (like ours) in 165 countries in 45 different languages through its publishing and education arms.

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For more information on Scholastic products and programs, you can reach them at educteam@scholastic.com.ph or contact (02) 944READ (7323), or visit www.scholastic.asia/en today.

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