Many students have proven for years that poverty is never a hindrance to success. You can find many ways so you can still go to school even if your parents could not afford to send you to school.
Recently, a young man who is proud to announce that he is a scholar of GMA’s popular noontime show “Eat Bulaga!” went viral for topping the November 2018 Civil Engineering Board Exams.
Jaydee Niere Lucero graduated from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He passed the board exams with a rating of 97.20%, topping the list of over 6,000 exam passers. The board exams for Civil Engineering were held last November 10 and 11, 2018.
Out of 13,887 takers, only 6,262 examinees were able to pass the rigid tests.
After passing the board exams and topping the list of examinees, the new civil engineer posted a heartfelt “thank you” letter to the people who had helped him reach where he is now in life.
First, he thanked Eat Bulaga! for supporting him the past 9 years he spent in school.
“Sa Eat Bulaga, sa pagpapaaral ninyo sa akin (at sa aming mga EBEST scholars) for the past 9 years. Hindi ko marahil mararating ang tagumpay na ito kung hindi dahil sa inyo, thank you po!” Lucero wrote.
The young man also thanked the many people, Facebook groups, and teachers/reviewers who were instrumental to his success.
“Sa UP Diliman, especially sa Institute of Civil Engineering (at sa thesis adviser kong si sir Hernandez) for bringing out the best in us, at sa suporta. Maraming salamat din po!” he wrote.
“Sa Camarin High School, Camarin D Elementary School at Wisdom Kindergarten Haus, at sa lahat ng mga teachers ko na humubog sa akin through the years, salamat po!”
He also thanked those who let him borrow calculators for the review and board exams as well as those who gave him inspiration throughout his studies and review days.
“At sa lahat ng mga taong nagbibigay ng support at motivation sa akin (hindi ko na kayo mamemention lahat kasi marami kayo), maraming maraming salamat po!”