December 2—at the Ateneo High School Covered Courts, the 2017 Jubilarians, led by HS 92, with the Ateneo Alumni Association hosted this year’s Ateneo Grand Alumni Homecoming: Return to the Hill.
The homecoming festivities started with a tribute to Ateneo heroes at the Sacred Heart Hill. It was followed by the Homecoming mass at the Church of the Gesu, presided by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (a College 77 ruby jubilarian). A Marian Procession to the High School Covered Courts immediately followed the mass.
The event was hosted by HS 92 Hans Montenegro and Paolo Bediones. They were joined on stage by stars like Marian Rivera, Donita Rose, Alice Dixon, Ariel Rivera and many more. The Spirit of 67 and South Border bands entertained the audience with their highly spirited songs during the program.
One of the milestones highlighted in this year’s homecoming is the graduation of the first batch of coeds who completed a full 4 year course in Ateneo. These women pioneers rendered a 70’s inspired dance number during the main show.
The event also honored three recipients of the AAA Grand Alumni Homecoming Awards. These were Jose Mari Chan, Dr. Manuel Dayrit, and Jesus Zulueta Jr for their works and achievements in the fields of music, medicine and human resource development respectively.
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