The week-long intramurals of Holy Name University had the opening ceremonies this afternoon. The program started at around 3PM at the Janssen Oval. All the departments of the university were well-presented. Students from the departments of CBA(Business and Accountancy), CCS(Computer Studies), COE(Engineering), COED(Education), CAS(Arts and Sciences), CON-MT(Nursing and Medical Technology) and COL(Law and Graduate Studies) were gathered at their designated area at the oval. Everyone on the oval was very excited for the different competitions.
During the opening program, mascots from different departments had a showdown. All of the mascots were very impressive. Every detail of the mascot was well-prepared. It shows that Holy Namians are very creative and attentive when it comes to details.
Another competition during the opening programs was the Pom Dance Competition. Each department prepared a group to represent their department for this competition. The Pom Dance competition was opened by a presentation from the Diwanag Dance Troupe. The competition was presented by a well-rehearsed presentation from the students from each department.
To excite the students even more, energetic and good-looking participants from each department were presented. Instead of the usual pageant style of deciding the winners of the Mr. & Miss Intramurals by having a Q&A, the participants were able to undergo different levels of tests. More details of the Mr. & Miss Intramurals are on the separate post.
To officially start the Intramurals, torch lighting was performed in a unique way. Engineering department of HNU came up with the idea of a domino effect style of presenting the games that end up with the lighting of the torch. The HNU oval had been laid out with different obstacles. After all the obstacles were passed, the drone suddenly appeared to the delight of the students.
Everyone cheered as the drone went up and down. The loud cheers was heard even more when the drone went nearer to the torch. With the hit of the drone on the upper part of the torch, the fire went down to the torch which made the torch to light and signaled as the official start of the HNU Intramurals.
List of Winners:
Mascot Showdown – College of Engineering
Pom Dance Competition:
3rd Place – College of Education
2nd Place – College of Nursing and Medical Technology
1st Place – College of Business and Accountancy