Two weeks back, I accompanied a small group of teenagers, our students in grade 11, to the Rizal Library. Together with the DP Coordinator, we chaperoned the group to Ateneo de Manila University's esteemed library where they had a tour of the new and the old libraries. The group was able to do initial research on their Extended Essay as well. They were impressed to see the microfilm collection and the art gallery.
Our thanks go out to Ms. Karryl Sagun for facilitating the tour and to Dr. Von Totanes for keeping the doors of Rizal Library open to young scholars and budding academics.
Since our visit, I have received requests for letters of recommendation. This is a good sign.