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With the aim of finding potential athletes who might represent in the upcoming College Intramurals , the College of Engineering of Holy Name University held its Annual Sportsfest last July 25, 2009 at the Janssen Gymnasium and HNU Oval. The whole day event, which was actively participated in by engineering students and faculty members, witnessed not only the enthusiasm of the students in the sports arena, but also showcased the talents of the students in various activities such as Search for Mr. and Miss Sportsfest 2009 and the Cheerdance Competition 2009.

Neither the slight downpour nor the delays and some technical glitches overshadowed the beaming excitement of the students. The program took off by an invocation and the singing of the National Anthem and Awit sa Bohol. Engr. James P. Uy, Dean of the College of Engineering ,gave the welcome address. The students graced the morning exercise led by the cheerdance choreographers. The Oath of Sportsmanship was recited by Mr. Victor John Anunciado.

Meanwhile, the search for Mr. and Ms. Engineering Sportsfest 2009 presented four pairs of contestants coming from the three departments. The contestants performed a production number in their sports attire; they battled out for the tough questions to win the most coveted title. Mr. Eliser John Geagonia from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Miss Ma. Cyndelin Lobrigas from the Civil Engineering Department hailed as the Mr. and Ms. Engineering Sportsfest this year.

On the other hand, the 2009 Cheerdance Competition presented three entries representing each department. Notwithstanding the hectic schedule due to the prelim examination, the three groups managed to practice for only one day before presenting in the showdown. Nonetheless, all efforts seemed to have been paid off since the outcome was highly commendable. What was noteworthy with this year’s competition was that every department was duly represented that affirmed a strong camaraderie among the engineering students regardless of year level. In spite of a seemingly limited time frame of practice, the cheerdancers pulled out their best cheers, chants and stunts. Banners waiving and cheers resounding while each department tried to edge out one another in the tight competition.

The CE department emerged as the third place winner followed by the ECE department as second place. The CpE department emerged victorious in this year’s cheerdance competition taking home a cash prize and the honor to have the title “Cheerdance Champ.”

The program was concluded before noon and was followed with the try-outs of the different sport events in the afternoon handled by the respective coach.

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