This year’s 15th Intramurals started with a parade of all JMarians from pre-school to college from the KJC Open field to the JMC Plaza Square where the opening program was held.
With the theme “Celebrating 15 Years of Journey towards a World-Class JMC”, the three-day intramurals which will run until Nov. 29 opened with an invocation led by the Keepers’ Chorale Group. Ms. Mary Melanie S. Hortaleza, the Senior High School SSG President, welcomed everyone while Dr. Danilo L. Mejica, the school’s VP for Academic Affairs gave a short message. After his speech, student representatives from all levels raised their respective banners then the lighting of the torch followed. Everyone also sang the Intramurals 2017 theme song, “Reach Up” and took part in the oath-taking by promising to take part in the competitions, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing themselves to have an honest and highly competitive sport in the spirit of sportsmanship. The students were full of excitement and confidence as they, together with the faculty, danced to the beat of Zumba after the declaration that the intramural sports are officially open.
The first day of the celebration included an art competition which was held at the AVR. It was followed by the musical competition at the KJC Cathedral. This included vocal solo, campus duet, sync-galing, group sing and dance and modern dance which is the favorite and most awaited performance of all.
The goal of the intramural sports and activities program is to establish fun and invite everyone who has skills and talents to join the different competitions. Through their participation, the students are able to remain physically active while developing teamwork and leadership. Intramural is the perfect opportunity to highlight the value of sportsmanship and discover and enhance the talents of the students.
Showcasing their talents inspire students as they gain confidence to show what they can and encourage them to have a healthy competition and relationship with other participants. Having an intramural also teaches students to shine under pressure and to cope with nerves and performance anxiety which is part of students’ development that every child must experience.