Our Students

Graduates

Class of 2016

Raniel Alayon, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

Philippine Aeronautic Technical School, Magna Cum Laude


Raniel graduated as a valedictorian in his class at Sta. Elena High School in 2011. His childhood dream was always to become a pilot. That was the reason why although he was accepted at University of the Philippines, he decided to enroll at Philippine Aeronautical Technical School with a full tuition fee scholarship from the school. However, he also needed to pay for his board and lodging at the school. COED provided that financial assistance which helped him graduate on time in March 2015 as a Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, he was offered a job at Lufthansa Airlines as a mechanic but he declined the offer after the Philippine Air Force offered him a one-year training as Officer then the opportunity to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a pilot. Raniel graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant of the Philippine Air Force in December 2016 after an 18-month long training. He is now undergoing additional training as a pilot in the Philippine Air Force.

Arvin Monte, Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering

University of the Philippines


Arvin graduated as a Salutatorian from Sta. Elena High School in 2011. When he started his college education at the University of the Philippines, he pursued Electrical Engineering but after his freshman year, he decided to pursue Geodetic Engineering. While he attended school, he also worked as a tutor for students who wanted to get into college at the University of the Philippines. He worked because he wanted to be able to help in their household expenses. He is the first child to graduate from a university and attain a college degree. Although he had a challenging 5-year in college, he has graduated and is now working for the Philippine Government. He has also passed his Geodetic Engineering Board exam. He is now officially Engineer Arvin Monte.

Juvelyn Nierves, Bachelor of Arts in History

University of the Philippines, Cum Laude


Juvelyn graduated with honors from Parang High School in March 2011. She was one of COED's first five scholars. During her freshman year at University of the Philippines (UP), Los Banos, her major course of study was Chemistry. After her freshman year being away from her family in Manila, she decided to pursue her education at UP Diliman so she can be closer to home. With very young siblings at that time, her family needed her to also take care of her siblings. She also decided to pursue Education as her major with an emphasis on History. Aside from going to school, Juvelyn also pursued her love of dancing by joining the UP Dance Sport Team and competed in various dance competitions in Metro Manila. Juvelyn successfully finished her college education and graduated in December 2015 with a Cum Laude.

Rogelio Operana, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

University of the East


Rogelio graduated with honors at Parang High School in 2011. He was abandoned by his mother as an infant and was raised by his Aunt. After high school, he went to the University of the East and pursued a major in accounting. He consistently performed really well in school and COED continued to follow his progress through school. During his junior year, he was recruited as an intern by KPMG, an international accounting firm. He received training for the whole summer in 2015 and they paid for his transportation and a small stipend for his internship. They were very impressed with his performance that they offered him a position, contingent to his passing his CPA exam. Rogelio passed his CPA exam last October 2016. COED assisted him in taking review classes for 6 months to ensure his success. After being successful in his CPA exam, he assured COED that he will serve as the coordinator for our students so he can help mentor them and also recruit new students for the school year 2018-2019.

Harold Simeon, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Polytechnic University of the Philippines


Harold graduated from Sta. Elena High School in 2011 and pursued a college degree in computer engineering at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Harold was so shy when he started college and had some very interesting experiences when he was going to school. As a sophomore at PUP, he worked part time to help augment his financial needs and also to be able to help his family. He repaired computers, karaoke machines and other technology equipment which also helped him improve his skills on computer hardware. He is currently employed as a computer programmer for a start-up software company and continues to learn new programming languages in his job.

Current Students

Paula Aguirre, B.A. Broadcast Communication

Polytechnic University of the Philippines


Paula graduated from Sta. Elena High School in 2015 and is currently a sophomore at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). She was ranked second in her graduating class in the Special Program in the Arts and was highly recommended by her teachers. She is pursuing a major in Broadcast Communication.

Vanessa Sofia Aguilar, B.S. Chemistry

University of the Philippines, Los Banos


Vanessa graduated high school from Sta. Elena High School in Marikina, Metro Manila. She ranked third in her graduating class in the Science, Technology and Engineering Program. She describes herself as someone who has profound skills in mathematics and that is the reason for her pursuing a degree in Statistics with a major in actuarial science. She attends UP at Los Banos

Kayl Costales, B.S. Economics

University of the Philippines, Diliman


Kayl or KD to her friends and family, graduated as a valedictorian in her class in the Science, Technology and Engineering Program at Sta. Elena High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in economics although she is also an eloquent writer and speaker, and would also love to pursue a degree in journalism.

Jesie Mar Frias, B.S. Chemical Engineering

University of the Philippines, Diliman


Jesie graduated also from Sta. Elena High School and is enrolled at UP Diliman and pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. He ranked 2nd in his graduating class in the Science, Technology and Engineering Program. He currently attends classes with an emphasis in Filipino, he is working towards his acceptance to the Chemical Engineering program in the next semester.

Kiara Jobell Patron, B.S. Accountancy

Polytechnic University of the Philippines


Kiara graduated also from Sta. Elena High School and ranked second in the Special Program for the Arts. Her teachers described her as someone who is friendly, cheerful and dependable. She is currently pursuing a major in accountancy because she loves mathematics and enjoys learning new math topics.

Alexis Pescuela, B.A. Fine Arts

University of the Philippines, Diliman


Alexis graduated also from Sta. Elena High School. While she was a sophomore in high school, her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and in 2015 while she was a Freshman at PUP, she lost her mother. Just recently, COED discovered her talent in the arts and advised her to pursue that as a career. She applied for the fine arts program at UP Diliman and was accepted because they also saw her natural talent after a rigorous three-phase application and audition process. She currently attends UP Fine Arts and is pursuing a major in painting.
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