Nowadays, a school is not only for learning, educators realizes that a holistic approach is needed to address the overall development of a student. A holistic approach to education involves not only focusing on academic or cognitive development, but also providing students with opportunities and resources to grow emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually. This type of learning environment allows students to form connections between different subject areas, understand real-world connections, and develop personal and social skills.
As one of the country’s biggest educational institutions, STI has also adopted this mindset as they apply a holistic education approach within its Enrollment to Employment (E2E) System.
With its dedication to produce well-balanced and highly talented graduates, STI has developed specialized extra-curricular programs that allow students to hone and exhibit their talents inside and outside of their respective courses.
One of its student development programs is its long-running STI Talent Search which for School Year 2022-2023 has now returned to its grand physical format. Back from a brief pause during the pandemic, the event showcases the talents and foster collaboration of its students nationwide.
Students from STI campuses as far as Koronadal and in different parts of the country has gathered last January 13, 2023, at the Star City and Aliw Theater in Pasay City, Metro Manila to showcase their talents, skills, and achievements that upholds STI’s thrust towards excellence.
Simultaneously, competitions were held on singing, dancing, music and pageantry. StI’s finest student musicians, dancers, heartthrobs, and darlings competed for this year’s;
Singing Idol (solo singing competition) Battle of the Bands (band competition) Hataw Sayaw (dance competition) the Search for Mr. and Ms. STI 2022.
The STI Talent Search is only one of the student programs lined-up for the school year as the institution prepares to welcome the upcoming Second Semester with more exciting and network-wide educational activities all geared towards holistic development.
Aisa Hipolito, STI Vice President for Academics, said during an online greetings that, “For almost 40 remarkable years of developing students’ potential through academic and extra-curricular activities, STI has always been innovative in providing our students with strong learning experiences to become well-rounded individuals.”
To cap, here are the list of winners for this ywar’s talent search.
Singing Idol (solo singing competition)
National Champion – Piolo Hermida Valdez, STI College Fairview
1st runner-up – June Kathryn Muydo Dedase, STI College Koronadal
2nd runner-up – Gomez Lee Marcelino
STI College Tanauan Battle of the Bands (band competition)
National Champion – Alia Rebuild, STI College of Lucena
1st runner-up – Barikan Band, STI College of Balagtas
2nd runner-up – Notepad Band, STI College of Balayan
Hataw Sayaw (dance competition)
National Champion – Lil Giants, STI West Negros University
1st runner-up – PROJECT ATMOS -STI College Ormoc
2nd runner-up – ALL OUT, STI College Calamba
Search for Mr. and Ms. STI 2022.
Mr. STI: Juma Matar Del Mundo from STI College Tanay
Ms. STI: Samantha Racal from STI College Ortigas-Cainta
Mr. STI 1st runner-up: Rizmel Cabigao from STI College Santa Rosa
Ms. STI 1st runner-up: Suchi Kaye Lim from STI College Balayan
Mr. STI 2nd runner-up: Bob Ivan Las from STI College Lipa
Ms. STI 2nd runner-up Christine Framil from STI College Tarlac
Mr. STI 3rd runner-up: John Wallen Bantigue from STI College Balagtas
Ms. STI 3rd runner-up: Alliyah Saranza from STI College Baliuag
Mr. STI 4th runner-up: Raven Ninon from STI College Balayan
Ms. STI 4th runner-up: Pamela Taypan from STI College Iligan
For the 2nd Semester actvities, there will be a Tagisan ng Talino and Tagisan ng Sining which include academic competitions like Think Quest (team quiz bee), CodeFest (mobile app development), Mix n’ Flair (flair bartending), Travelogue (tour guiding), Chef Xpress (cooking competition), Shutter’s Best (photography), and Director’s Cut (video making), among others. Students and publics alike can look back at the best of the STI student development programs and what’s in store this second semester on https://www.sti.edu.