What has become an annual tradition since 2011 continued on January 25, 2015, when the graduates of the Education High School—the laboratory high school intended for the financially challenged but academically gifted—returned to the University of Santo Tomas for a festive Grand Alumni Homecoming in the Tan Yan Kee Student Center, just a few meters away from where the very first EHS building stood.
EHS General Alumni Association President John Simon and EHS Principal Loreto Samson-Sauz formally launched the EHS’ 65th Founding Anniversary, slated to take place on August 1, 2015. The commemorative logo was unveiled, an eight-pointed star reminiscent of the eight scallops of the EHS logo, with the phrase “EHS @ 65” above it, underscoring the success that the “Charity High School” has experienced since 1950.
Fr. Romulo V. Rodriguez, O.P., the longest-serving Regent (2002-2012) of EHS, officiated the Mass, which underscored the importance of looking back with gratitude at the boundless blessings of the Lord. This was followed by the roll call of all batches, with special certificates of recognition given to the Jubilarians.
After a sumptuous fellowship luncheon that was capped by the traditional community picture taking, the afternoon of merriment—with the Rainmen Band paying homage to the Beatles—commenced. Wonderful tales of old blended in harmony with the tunes of the yesteryears, and EHS’ sons and daughters took to the floor to relive the dances that defined their generations. Philippe Jose Hernandez of EHS Alumni Association