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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

ZSNHS contingent bags 2016 street dance tilt
By Gideon C. Corgue
PAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 18 (PIA) – The Zamboanga del Sur National High School (ZSNHS) main campus on Sunday won the grand prize award for the 2016 street dance competitions, having wowed thousand of spectators with their electrifying dance performance.

Wearing chicken masks and colorful costumes, the ZSNHS dancers handily got the nod of the judges besting other seven contingents in a six-hour street dance competitions that capped the annual “Pasalamat Festival.” 

In the ritual showdown category, the ZSNHS contingent took home the grand prize award of P200 thousand while the Pagadian City National Comprehensive High School (PCNCHS) was adjudged 1st runner-up and received P100 thousand; and Napolan National High School (NNHS) emerged as 2nd runner up and received P75 thousand.

In the street dance category, the ZSNHS also emerged as the grand prize winner and took home P100 thousand followed by PCNCHS as 1st runner-up P75 thousand prize, and Napolan National High School (NNHS) as 2nd runner up with P50 thousand prize.

The winners also received trophies and plaques of appreciation in both categories.

Before the final results were announced by the chairpersons of the Pasalamat Festival and street dance competition, a showdown of the queen festival were performed by eight festival queens to the delight of the audience.

City Schools Division Superintendent Marcom F. Borongan, one of the judges for the street dance competitions, announced the result of the 2016 Festival Queen with the following winners: ZSNHS-main campus – 1st prize, PCNHS-2nd prize, and Manga National High School- 3rd prize with cash prizes of P5 thousand, P3 thousand and P2 thousand, respectively.
Senatorial candidate and former Justice secretary Leila M. De Lima was the event’s keynote speaker who personally handed the prizes to the winners.   

The city government appropriated more than a million pesos for the costumes of the dancers.  

The ZSNHS contingent composed mostly of dancers of Melengas Dance Ensemble also won the grand prize in the 2014 street dance competitions.