It was two in a row for ISAT U Miag ao Campus when Joshua F. Napilay was chosen as Regional Finalist of the 57th Search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP)-Western Visayas for Academic Year 2017-2018. Last year, Cherrie Mae E. Saavedra received the same award.
Napilay got the nod of the Regional Screening Committee for his excellent academic performance, leadership and active participation in different organizations.
He graduated Cum Laude in his Bachelor in Secondary Education major in English degree. His writing prowess as student publication staff and his untiring involvement as a peer facilitator of the Guidance Office earned him the Outstanding Journalist and Outstanding Peer Counselor honors respectively. He was also adjudged as the best Research Presenter of the Philippine Association for Teachers Education (PAFTE) Regional Conference.
He shared that living a balance life of a student in academics and leadership and being socially responsible helped him win the award. “My desire to excel and self-motivation also made me a winner, “ Napilay added.
Aside from his intellectual superiority, he also displayed his charisma and leadership skills when he was elected and served as Vice Governor of the Education Council in 2016-2017. His involvement in the Communicators Circle, Glee Club and Theatro Tiral made him an articulate, expressive and well- rounded individual. Spending time with the University Red Cross Youth and the Volunteer for Outreaches of the Philippines also demonstrated his love for volunteerism.
Joshua, the youngest of the two siblings of a tricycle driver and an Assistant Pastor of a Born Again Church, is guided by his leadership legacy. “The greatest human sense is to have discernment for societal issues that are subject for immediate response. A mustard seed-like deed can make a better generation” he said.
“Never stop,” he advised to fellow students “don’t stop working your dreams even if today’s episode is a mess. God has greater plans. One can be outstanding when you manage yourself; you organize the systems of your life at your own pace. Be outstanding with your own spark. Kung kaya ko, kaya n’yo man (If I can do it, why can’t you.).”