DAGUPAN CITY â€“ The Dagupan City National High School (DCNHS) was declared winner, bestingÂ eight other participating schools,Â inÂ Â the first ‘Parol and Carol Stroll’ competitions held Â duringÂ the opening Â of the 2016 Dagupan City Fiesta on December 2 onÂ the theme “Love, Live, Celebrate Balon Dagupan 2016”.
DCNHS received the grand prize ofÂ P10,000 Â while the Federico Ceralde National High School received P7,000 as the second best and Carael National High School won the third prize ofÂ P5,000.
Non-winners received P1,000 each as consolation prize.
The participating schools were judged according toÂ the quality of their voices and clarity of the lyrics in singing their Christmas Carol; style, artistry and creative routines in their choreography; the timing and coordination, projection and expression, and precision, timing, clarity of the movements in the execution of their routine; costume and props used.
MembersÂ of the participatingÂ contingents were from Grades 9 to 11 with a minimum of 100 to a maximum of 150 students from eachÂ school.
Each contingent wasÂ encouraged to useÂ recycled and improvised materials in lighted creative head dress, lighted or luminous musical hand props like â€œpinitpit ya tansanâ€ (pressed bottle caps).
The other contingents were Pugaro Integrated School, Salapingao National High School, Bonuan Boquig National High School, Judge Jose De Venecia Senior Memorial National High School and East Central Integrated School. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Dec. 5, 2016)