Astig na Summa Cum Laude October 6, 2006Posted by kilospup in Alumni.
Grace admires Albert Einstein’s ‘xyz formula’ that is why she made ‘xyz formula’ for herself. ‘X’ for study, ‘Y’ for work and ‘Z’ for recreational activities – this formula equates ‘excellence’.
She reads book once if it is easy and thrice if it is difficult, with the aid of “stabilo
boss”. She usually sits at the back of the classroom, center aisle, wherein she can look at her professors eye to eye. Actually, she gets that seat in her whole college life.
While studying, she prefers a clean environment accented with soft music playing and of course with food to eat. She has a little table, bookshelf, personal computer and laptop in her room that makes her equipped for any assignments that her professor would require her. During break time, she usually writes poems or watch tv. Her favorite shows are Law and Order, CNN and Knowledge TV, but her most loved is Maging Sino Ka Man. She even told me to watch out for its Book II. She also loves to cook. Adobo and spaghetti are her specialties.
If you ask her secret of getting a 1.16 general weighted average, she will only say “proper time management.”
In PUP, examinations are announced, more often than not, a week earlier. What she does is chops her readings for the whole week, assigns chapters or pages to read each day, and execute it. This way, she absorbs everything without pressure – everything is being planned ahead of time. When exam comes, she scans the pages, remembers the keywords, rests and face the examination day with cool minds.
She confessed that she is not a “nocturnal reader” and she hasn’t experienced studying late night unlike the usual practice of many students. She has big eye bags not because of studying but because of chatting until 3:00 am. She knows that others may say that she’s saying this to boast but she’s just actually telling the truth. Her main goal was only to achieve a Latin honor and to her surprise, she gained the title, Summa Cum Laude.
Grace is affiliated to only two student organizations in the university where she is “just” a simple member; Political Science Society (PSS) and Kapatiran ng Talino at Galing (KATAGA). She has decided, upon her enrollment, that she will prioritize her studies among other things. However, her involvement in community is a different case; she enjoys giving advice to various civic organizations.
“I have attended a lot of leadership trainings and the best thing that I can do is to apply it.” Ronquillo said. “In applying it, I’ve chosen community works over school activities because I feel that the youth in my community needs it most.”
If we try to compare her love life to a fairy tale, she’s more of Sleeping Beauty rather than Cinderella. Literally speaking, as of now, she has no romantic love life but she knows that someday, her prince charming will come and will wake her heart with a kiss. She believes that true love waits, so you don’t need to hurry. Mr. Right will arrive in God’s perfect time and will approach her in God’s perfect way.
Contrary to what other people may think about her standards when it comes to selecting a partner, she’s just looking for a guy who is God-fearing, honest and faithful. By the way, like the other female political science students, she has a crush on one of her professors. It’s an open-secret that Prof. Antonius Umali is known as “kilabot ng mga kolehiyala ng polsci”
She’s very apologetic to admit that she’s very choosy when it comes to friends. For her, friends are like boyfriends so you really have to choose the best. Good friends are very hard to find but when you have them, it’s really rewarding.
She’s proud of her generous, supportive, and good-hearted best friend, Reyma, a fifth year civil engineering student in PUP. In their classroom, she’s blessed with her barkada called “bida” as in protagonists and who are them, you may ask, she’s very proud when she enumerated their names; Joy, April, Toni, Ivy, Rea, Jenn, Angge & Joben. They don’t have any vices. They usually gathered to have a bible study and have a small talk about their common goal — to excel academically. Read on