Bringing the banner of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) as the representatives of Region VII in the 2012 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) National Olympics, Chantely Kaye Gonzales was crowned Miss SCUAA 2012 and John Paul Bayona hoarded medals in the swimming competition.
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An Elementary Education major and also Ms. NORSU 2012 4th runner-up, Gonzales shared that her happiness towards her achievement is indescribable. “I have always dreamed of joining a national pageant, and I brought home the crown,” she said. Asked about her edge among other candidates, she opined that the way she carry herself and her personality paved her way to the title.
Aside from the crown, Gonzales also won the Best Festival Costume and Best in Terno awards.
Moreover, Jeoffrey Laranjo, Mr. SCUAA 2012 has been included as one of the 7 finalists for the interview portion.
Meanwhile, after a week of sports competitions in the Nat’l SCUAA Olympics, Norsunians did not go home empty handed. John Paul Bayona garnered five medals of different categories in the swimming competitions. He won a gold medal in 200m breaststroke, silver in 50m backstroke, and bronze medals in 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke categories.
Furthermore, Sean Rey Sanchez won a bronze medal in Taekwondo Welterweight Division.
Sports and Athletics Department Director Robeleo Padernal expressed his delight towards the achievements of the Norsunians. He added that in terms of performance he was quite satisfied of the efforts exerted by all Region 7 participants. “But one consolation for me is that, all medal producers were all from NORSU among the five schools representing Central Visayas,” he continued. He disclosed that NORSU athletes still needs more improvement and more training especially in the ball games.
Meanwhile, all the winners will be given cash incentives prior to the University President Henry A. Sojor’s announcement during the pre-departure briefing.
The 2012 SCUAA National Olympics was held in Iloilo City on February 19 to 25.