"The Family is the heart of the society where life and love begins primarily." This inspirational quote was proven right as the HNU-HS Department celebrated once again the Annual Family Big Day Celebration on October 10, 2009 with the theme, "HNU Family: Called to Celebrate Life and Love." This gigantic event was sponsored by the Federated Parent-Teachers Association (FPTA) and was unified with the full support of the HNU-HS Family- teachers, parents and high school students. The Family Big Day highlighted the bond between families and the valve of the essence of family relationships.
The event was started with an opening mass at the HNU-HS Gymnasium with Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD, President of HNU as the main celebrant of the Eucharistic Celebration. The program, which was hosted by Maryanne Apale, Iam Alastaire Palgan and Dr. Marlon Jala, followed after the Holy Mass. A warm welcome was gratefully expressed by the High School Principal, Dr. Remedios U. Cardino and right after was the statement of purpose by the FPTA President, Mrs. Myrna Torrefranca. The audience were entertained by the performance of the Versatile Band which brought everyone to excitement. There were also presentations from the teachers, parents and some selected students. The program's two main game shows were Pera o Kahon and Family Acting Contest, which were participated by the parents and students. Everyone enjoyed the game shows and were obviously thrilled especially when the Raffle Draw started with the 30 minor prizes. Then, everyone had their lunch together in their respective classrooms and also had the chance to commune with the rest of the parents and teachers.
The third part of the celebration continued at the St. Arnold Janssen Gymnasium as the Versatile Band played some wonderful old songs, which some parents and teachers relate into. Many also participated in the BINGO game, a very common game to Filipinos. All ears actively listened when the Major Prizes of the Raffle Draw were presented.
The winners are as follows:
|First Prize:||Karen Lea O. Darupan|
|Php 10,000.00 cold cash|
|Second Prize:||Darwin Salomon|
Upper Tamblot St. Tagb. City
|1 Cellphone Unit|
( worth Php8,000)
|Third Prize:||Josephine Palacio|
Zamora, Pilar, Bohol
|1 Washing Machine|
The Family Big Day Celebration was indeed a great success to the HNU Family. It was a very memorable experience that everybody went home with full hearts, all satisfied with the wonderful big day. With this, it can be said that the Family, indeed, has a big impact on the lives of all.