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Vernon, Woodward triumph in inter-dorm sportsfest

By Nathan Angelo B. Cruz | Web Manager

Vol. XCI No. 14

Jan. 17, 2020


Silliman University (SU) dormitories Vernon Hall and Woodward Hall emerged as the overall champions for men and women dorms, respectively, in the Dormitory Sportsfest 2020, Jan. 10 to 13.

Sportsfest was organized by the SU Student Government Dorm Life Committee and the Student Housing and Residence Division. 

The event aimed “to show camaraderie with other dormers of Silliman University, so that the dormers won’t just feel that they are just students in this institution, they would also feel that they are part of the bigger community which are the dormitories serving as the home away from home,” SUSG Dorm Life Committee Chairperson Timothy Quipit said.

Dormers competed in three events: Bench Cheering Competition, basketball, and volleyball, which were all held at the SU Gymnasium.

Vernon scored 85 points, placing second and third runner-up in basketball, fourth runner-up in bench cheering, and champion in volleyball. 

Woodward totaled 90 points, after winning the championship in volleyball, as well as second runner-up in both basketball and bench cheering.

Meanwhile, Larena Hall won the first-ever Bench Cheering Competition held on Jan. 10 as part of the sportsfest’s opening ceremony, followed by Channon Hall and Woodward. 

According to Quipit, the competition allowed the dormers to express their pride for their dorm, while also adding amusement to the event.

“The overall criteria of this competition is creativity. The dormers were really creative in making their original piece, their choreography, and costume and props,” he added.

Moreover, special awards were given; Monapil Cottage and Sampacena Cottage won Best in Uniform for men and women, respectively, while Del Carmen Honors Hall received the Model Dorm award.

Quipit stated that last year, no awards were given for the overall champions—only the winners of each event—and the basketball event for the women isn’t available.

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