MASTS Cultural Fest 2022: USM Clinches Silver

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Ending the biggest socio-cultural competition in Mindanao with 101 accumulated points, the ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ผ (๐—จ๐—ฆ๐— ) was declared as the second best performing institution for this year’s Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. (MASTS) Cultural Festival today, November 13, at Davao Oriental State University, Mati City.

The USM team recorded three golds, five each for silver and bronze, and seven runners-up from five different categoriesโ€”Literary, Visual, Musical, Dance, and Theater Artsโ€”with a total of 20 awards.

The overall championship was awarded to ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† (๐—–๐—ฆ๐—จ) with 110 accumulated pointsโ€”nine points higher than USM’s. This resulted to CSU’s successful back-to-back champ bid for in-person mode of the said event.

Meanwhile, tying up in the second runner-up are ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† (๐—•๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ฆ๐—จ)
and the host school ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ผ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† (๐——๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฆ๐—จ) with 86 accumulated points. Rounding up the list are ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† (๐—ช๐— ๐—ฆ๐—จ) with 76 total points and ๐—๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† (๐—๐—ฅ๐— ๐—ฆ๐—จ) with 64 points at third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Prof. Jessa S. Buisan, the University Culture and the Arts (UCA) director, underscored that USM team’s journey toward the MASTS Cultural Festival 2022 was not an easy feat, citing that the challenge to represent and win for the University brought great pressure to the representatives.

“Mabigat ang responsibility but because of the hardwork, determination of the teams, and the support of the administration, naging posible lahat. Lahat ay lumaban at binigay ang makakaya para mabigyan ng karangalan Ang USM,” she said in an interview with MT.

She also thanked the students, coaches, and trainers for their efforts and sacrifices to gain this good finish.

“The efforts and sacrifices of the USM Culture and Arts Team made this success sweeter. Sa susunod na taon, susubukan nating makamit ang pinakamataas na pwesto para sa karangalan ng mahal nating USM,” Prof. Buisan added.

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