By: Ms. Melahnie C. AGraam

The Book Week celebration commenced on November 14, 2016 with the simultaneous installations of fREADom boards at the Academic Building 1 Lobby and fREADom walls at the Library. School Librarian Mrs. Graziella Villa facilitated the awarding of certificates of recognition to the Library’s loyal patrons and certificates of appreciation to its generous donors.

Likewise, students enjoyed in the two–day book bazaar made in cooperation with the Library as partners Philippine Christian Book Store (PCBS) and National Bookstore displayed and sold a variety of reading and writing merchandise.

Meanwhile, books came to life as PSHS–CVC held the much–awaited Cosplay for A Cause on November 15–16. A colorful and interesting blend of contestants included cosplayers from all grade levels representing Philippine pop culture, Asian/ English-American/ European literatures and alternative literature.

Students reveled as they feasted their eyes and mind on characters from the Grade 7: Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara, Nathaniel, Ibarro and the Sangres of Encantadia, Lam-ang and Ines Cannoyan.

Grade 8 cosplayers brought to life Mineko Iwasaki and Cleopatra as well as popular characters from Naruto, Assassination Classroom, Aladdin and Kung Fu Panda.

The Grade 9 set proved to be even more promising with characters from popular series such as The Hunger Games and The Chronicles of Narnia, with Robin Hood and Pocahontas in tow.

The Grade 10 cosplayers featured Belle, the Seven Dwarves, Winnie the Pooh and Greek Mythology’s mighty Achilles, the beautiful Helen of Troy and the fearsome Medusa.

Finally, the showstoppers from Grade 11 wowed the audience with the presence of popular horror figures Annabelle and Valak, trendsetting figures from Team Rocket, Cartoon Network’s HIM and the Power Puff Girls and a surprising treat from Majin Buu of Dragon Ball Z.

Watch out for the announcement of winners during the Awarding ceremonies of the Humanities celebration come January 2017.