In a heartwarming ceremony at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall on October 2, student athletes from Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) were awarded a plaque of recognition to celebrate their outstanding achievements.
One standout athlete, Renier Jay B. Ranges, is a Grade 12 student from VMUF in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. Assisted by his Coach and Sports Director Dante M. Camaso, Ranges claimed a gold medal in the 100-meter dash with an impressive 11.9 second finish and a silver medal in the 200-meter dash in the Athletic Secondary Boys during the 2023 Palarong Pambansa held in Marikina, Metro Manila.
The 2023 Palarong Pambansa featured 9,172 athletes, coaches, and officials from all 17 regions of the Philippines, competing in various sporting events.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), led by Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino, extended their congratulations to these remarkable young athletes and acknowledged their remarkable contributions to the field of sports.
Moreover, the VMUF student athletes from the 3rd District of Pangasinan were honored for their victories in the 2023 Private Schools Athletic Associations (PRISAA) national games held in Zamboanga City held from July 13 to 19, 2023. This prestigious event drew more than 6,000 athletes from 437 schools, colleges, and universities nationwide.
The athletes showcased their prowess in athletics, securing gold, silver, and bronze medals across different categories, including Athletics (Secondary Girls), Athletics Men (Tertiary), and Athletics Women (Tertiary). These recognitions were granted in response to two Provincial Resolutions filed on August 14, 2023, by SPM Vici M. Ventanilla of the 3rd District, highlighting the extraordinary achievements of VMUF's student athletes.
VMUF continues to be a beacon of talent and excellence in the world of sports, nurturing the potential of its students and inspiring future generations to reach for the stars.