Like mother like daughter. That’s what they commonly say. But Dr. Lourdes D. Servito, the Mom, will always say, she is proud that her daughter has become better than she is, in campus journalism.
KSS SELA Manager, Maria Dolour Servito-Navarra, the daughter who is a graduate of International Cultural Studies major in Communications and Journalism publicly acknowledges that her Mom was her coach, mentor, and trainor. While the Mom graduated a bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Cum Laude) in a local university, the daughter graduated Magna Cum Laude in Brigham Young University Hawaii, U.S.A.
Last year, Maria Dolour lectured in Feature Writing at the Pangasinan National High School during the Division Campus Journalism Workshops in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
This time, ten years after graduating from high school, she was back to her Alma Mater, Mapandan National High School, Mapandan, Pangasinan as a resource person in Editorial Wiriting during the two-day District-Based Seminar Workshop in Campus Journalism, Aug. 27-28.
The seminar-workshop attended by some 100 elementary and high school student writers of Mapandan District was also a reunion of successful alumni of Mapandan NHS as the chosen lecturers: Maria Dolour, Editor Class ’98, for editorial writing; Marlon Perado, Cartoonist Class ’99; and Caesar Francis Calimlim, Editor Class 2000, with their former language teachers, Gloria Franco Soriano and Rowena Caberto Casta, now Head Teachers of Filipino and English Departments, respectively, as organizers of the seminar.
About seven years ago, the first principal of Mapandan NHS was no less than Dr. Servito who organized the first school publications in the aforementioned school; the Mapandan Star, and Ang Pandan. Dr. Servito is now the Principal IV of Calasiao Comprehensive National High School.