As I type, the local government of General Santos City holds the 3rd String Accoustic Competition and it presents ten (10) promising young talents from schools and freelance groups.
Surprisingly, we have our school’s talents giving out their best and we can only take pride in their singing and musical efforts and skills.
Schools can be good grounds for harnessing students’ talents and if given due opportunities, these students can indeed bring pride and glory to their alma mater. Thus, competitions like beauty pageants, art and literature, sports, singing and dancing contests are just among the competitions students can harness their skills and boost
their self confidence.
So, while there are other schools that prohibit contests like beauty pageants, I quite believe contests can be a good medium for students’ holistic development.