Do you still remember the first time you had a crush? The first time you fell in love and got your heart broken? Do you really want to look back at the happiest moments spent with your high school buddies?
Now is the perfect time to reminisce all those good memories in grand alumni as College of the Holy Spirit of Tarlac (CHST) cordially invites you to a Homecoming Silver Jubilarians led by the alumni of High School Batch 1994, with the theme entitled, “LAYAG: ANG PAGBABALIK 2019.”
The event will be held at the 12th of January 2019, 2:00 in the afternoon at the CHST Quadrangle and Gymnasium, San Sebastian Village, Tarlac City. The grand alumni also come with the celebration of CHST’s 79th founding anniversary (1940 to 2019).
A reflection of the Holy Spirit’s purity and gentleness, symbolized by the use of a predominantly white color scheme, will be the theme for the said Grand Alumni Homecoming, the event will also present the academe’s adoration for Original Filipino Music (OPM) which is why “LAYAG: Ang Pagbabalik 2019” is considered to be the perfect title to this unforgettable experience.
The venue will be decorated in a majorly white-colored and beach-inspired, as the visitors hear songs and watch dance performances that show appreciation to the OPM from the ‘60s up to the present.
Guests will surely expect an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and a great time catching up with old friends, teachers, and school personnel.
One of the highlights of the celebration are the dance performances from the Silver Jubilarians (Class of 1994) and the Golden Jubilarians (Class of 1969), as well as the following honoree classes: 1959, 1964, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 while a number of notable and inspiring CHST Alumni will also be recognized and given distinctions.
The grand alumni homecoming is also a perfect chance to showcase the CHST’s newly-constructed, first educational eco-building in Tarlac, that makes it as well one of the best learning institutions in the region, while the participants enjoy reminiscing good times at the breezy vibe of the school’s spacious quadrangle.
Booths for food and merchandise, a corner for the digital and social media addicts, numerous surprises, raffle, performances from the invited OPM artists await all guests in the most spectacular homecoming of the year!
“Layag” or sails in the English language is a symbol of a journey, providing directions, steering in calm waters, and balance through stormy seas. It is a symbol of guidance, like the Holy Spirit, towards our destination, which the purpose of our homecoming also symbolizes us returning home (pagbabalik).
It is a symbol of remembering our beloved institution, the College of the Holy Spirit of Tarlac — an institution that has molded us into becoming who we are. It is, therefore, a privilege and an honor to give back and pay homage to that one place where our dreams all began.
– CHST Class of 1994
Why is there a slipper (tsinelas)?
The invitations given for the homecoming carried with it a slipper with the caption: “Hanapin ang Kapares, Magsuot ng Puti, Dalhin ang Pag-ibig sa Puso, Makisaya…”
It is because when we go home, the first thing that we usually look for is our slippers and because we see the homecoming as a “coming home,” wouldn’t be nice to be greeted with a new pair when we return? The first lucky 1, 000 who pre-registered will be getting it for free or will have the option to donate it, particularly to senior citizens, beneficiaries of Tarlac, who were carefully chosen in this Slipper Project.
Wouldn’t it be such a treat, at the same time, a chance to give back the blessings we have through such an inconspicuous item that is the ever-reliable like Tsinelas?