The Potter mania was felt in the entire NDTC college department as it stepped into a magical three-day intramural on September 25 to 27, 2017. The most anticipated event of the year was dubbed as KUYAW DIFFINDO 2017 with theme, “Kuyaw Diffindo: Casting Noble Spells, Exploring, and Taking Harry Potter’s World To NDTC Arena”.
The Central Student Council, being the House of Gryffindor, enchantingly transformed the college hallways into a Potter-inspired celebration for determined wizards, witches and muggles who were divided into three competing houses: TEAM A (RAVEN CLAW KNIGHTS), TEAM B (SLYTHERIN HALBELDIER), and TEAM C (HUFFLEPUFF XANOIR).
The fiery celebration started with a holy mass with Rev. Fr. Rex Carnazo, DCC. Despite the heavy rain coming, everyone proceeded to the grand parade wherein participants dressed up in accordance to the theme.
Just right before the rain poured down, everyone had arrived in school and had gone directly to the gymnasium for the opening ceremony at 6:00 p.m. During the program, all competing teams were challenged and inspired by the message of the Director of Student Affairs, Engr. Kathryn N. Purazo. Hence, officially starting the intramural, the torch of sportsmanship and integrity was lighted up. On the same night, the talent competition of the Search for Mr. and Miss Damean 2017 was held. Hailed as Best in Talent for the male category was David Angelo B. Clavaton, and Kemberly P. Victorioso for the female category.
The following day, various sports, academic, and socio-cultural competitions pushed through. Students got the chance to showcase their talents in events like Talakudong Competition, Folk Dance, Solo and Duet Competitions, Mass Dance, Public Speaking, Basketball, Volleyball, and many others. It continued until the third and last day. Surely, Dameans played with fervor their games and contests, meanwhile others were blazing with dynamism and energy as each team cheered for their bets.
As the highlight of this year’s celebration, the Search for Mr. and Miss Damean 2017 was held on the evening of the second day. Candidates competed in various exposures: production number, casual attire, school uniform, formal wear, and interview portion. The night was for two deserving candidates who were crowned as Mr. and Miss Damean 2017 respectively: Brent Nicole Cerebo and Kemberly Victorioso.
On September 28, Kuyaw Diffindo 2017 was officially closed with the awarding ceremony and fellowship night held at the gymnasium. The following is the final result of this year’s intramural:
OVERALL CHAMPION – TEAM C (HUFFLEPUFF XANOIR)
1ST RUNNER UP – TEAM B (SLYTHERIN HALBELDIER)
2ND RUNNER UP – TEAM A (RAVEN CLAW KNIGHTS)
Indeed, this celebration aroused the fantastic spirit of each team and it was an opportunity for each Damean to exercise good character because it is also through sports that an NDTCian can be powerful in words and actions, like Harry Potter, inspiring others to become better versions of themselves.
EXCEL AT ALL TIMES!