A TOTAL of 256 SM Foundation graduates were gathered during the 21st Presentation of Graduates held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay City, recently.
Out of the 256 graduates nationwide, 74 finished with Latin Honors.
The SM scholar graduates of school year 2016–2017 gathered for a testimonial dinner together with their benefactor, the proud parents, officials of partner schools of SM Foundation Inc., members of the academe, SM officials, clients and friends of the SM Group.
In Baguio City, there were seven graduates, mostly from Saint Louis University. Leading the Baguio scholars is Heather Ann Pulido, who took up BSED English at Saint Louis University and graduated summa cum laude.
The other scholars are Andra Marie Garcia with a degree of BS Electronics and Comm. Engineering, magna cum laude; Arvin Jay Gaw-BS Information Technology, cum laude; Rother Jon Bobiles-BS Information Technology, Zyjazz De Guzman-BSBA Financial Management, Matthew Ezra Labre-BS Information Technology and Crisjan Ira Kashmir Ramboyong-BS Management Accounting.
An exclusive job fair was held for scholars preceding the event.
The SM Foundation qualifies its scholarship program graduates from public high schools with an average grade of 88 and above at least up to the second grading. The annual income of the parents, who are mostly farmers, fishermen, jeepney drivers and laborers, should not exceed P150,000 annually.
The presentation of the SM Foundation graduate scholars is an annual tradition of the Sy family since the scholarship program produced its first batch of graduates in 1997. (PR)