Hudencial, Valiente to vie for 2010 TOSP search
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Posted on 2010-06-21 • Wesleyan News
Fresh graduates McDaryl B. Valiente and Karen Hudencial managed to get through the regional stage in the 2010 search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) after a lengthy screening process which concluded on April 23 in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Valiente, a graduate of BS Nursing and Hudencial, a graduate of BS in Accountancy were included among dozens of other finalists who survived the Regional elimination, therefore qualifying for the national level to be held in Manila some time in June.
They are now qualified for the national level where they would undergo a series of screenings and interviews.
The final ten will be announced on the day of the awarding in Malacañan Palace with the president of the Philippines personally handing the plaque of recognition and Medal of Honor to the awardees.
WU-P has produced the first TOSP awardee in Central Luzon when Jerome M. Dayao (BSN ’06) was chosen one of the top ten students in 2006.
Since then, WU-P has consistently produced TOSP nominees who made it through the regional stage.
Organized by the RFM Foundation in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education, National Bookstore, The Rotary Club of Makati Central and RFM Group of Companies, the TOSP is a program that annually recognizes youths for academic excellence, prolific leadership, diverse involvement within the community and good morals. Nominees were sent from hundreds of academies, colleges and universities across the country.
Prominent TOSP awardees include the late Senator Raul Roco and wife Sonia, Presidential Adviser on Culture and Arts Secretary Cecil Guidote-Alvarez, world-class soprano Evelyn Mandac, Bishop Antonio Ledesma SJ, Ayala Foundation President Victoria Pineda-Garchitorena, lawyer and veteran broadcaster Ricardo Puno, Jr., former IBP president Atty. Jose Aguila Grapilon and AIM Asst. Director Pamela Gracia-Asis.