Kenney awards Taguig City English-language scholars

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy Kristie A. Kenney will award certificates to 66 English Access Microscholarship Program scholars from Signal Village National High School (SVNHS) in Taguig City on Thursday.

Joining the former US ambassador to the Philippines are officials from the US Embassy Manila and the Department of Education, SVNHS administrators and teachers, the scholars and their parents.

The English Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year US State Department program that provides a foundation of English-language skills to economically disadvantaged 13 to 20 year olds through afterschool classes and intensive learning activities.

There are currently 370 Access scholars from Muntinlupa National High School, Navotas National High School, Taguig National High School, Marinduque National High School and the following schools in Mindanao:  Araibo National High School, Ginatilan National High School, Kablon National High School, Talandang National High School Impasug-ong National High School and Tagbina National High School.



Recto Mercene

Recto L. Mercene, graduate BS Journalism, Lyceum of the Philippines. First prize winner, News Photojournalism, by Confederation of Asean Journalists, Bangkok, Thailand; second prize winner, Art and Photojournalism Award; San Miguel Corporation. Former Air Traffic Controller and private pilot.
Colombo scholarship grantee: Hurn College of Air Traffic Control, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.