Beauty and Brains: Pinay Girl has Over 200 Medals from Academic and Pageant Wins

A 16-year-old girl has gone viral after sharing photos of her 200+ medals she received from various academic and pageant wins, with netizens expressing amazement over her impressive achievements.

April Christelle T. De Leon of Lingayen, Pangasinan impressed netizens with her many medals, most of which she had received from academic achievements and competitions; however, she also received quite a number from extra-curricular activities and pageant wins.

Photo credit: April Christelle T. De Leon / Facebook

She earned the crown for Miss Earth, Lakambini ng Wika, Miss A1, and Miss United Nations. She was also the Editor-in-Chief of The Gulf View (Pangasinan NHS) and The Sea Breeze (Lingayen I CS), two multi-awarded school organs in Pangasinan.

As she graduates from Pangasinan National High School (PNHS), April posted her many medals as she bids goodbye to her school and get ready for the next step.

Photo credit: April Christelle T. De Leon / Facebook

These memories will forever be treasured and will always be with me wherever I go. Goodbye Lingayen, Pangasinan…” April wrote.

Definitely the smartest student in her school, April ranked first every school year from Grade 1 to Grade 10. She completed Elementary as Valedictorian and Junior High School as the only one to receive the highest honors (with a general average 98-100).

Aside from her achievements in school, this young woman also represented her school and district in various competitions, even in a national level. For example, she was hailed as Most Outstanding Campus Journalist in the National Schools Press Conference held in Ormoc.

Photo credit: April Christelle T. De Leon / Facebook

After her story went viral, the young woman shared:

I posted it po kasi hindi ko na po sila madadala dito sa Chicago. I posted din po kasi wherever I may go, they will serve as a reminder that there was a time in my life that I have received those achievements. For whatever achievements I have, they are the fruits of sacrifices, perseverance and undying determination, believing that for every drop of tears I shed, for every defeat I suffered there is more than equal reciprocation.” It turned out she will spend the next 2 years in Chicago, Illinois as she completes her Senior High School. But she plans to come back to the Philippines to study at the University of the Philippines (UP), taking a degree in Biology as she plans to proceed to Medicine.