Troy Andrew Soriano
- With high honors, 2021
- Flambeau, Radio and TV Broadcaster
- Teen Health Kiosk Peer Educator
- Asian English Olympics Winner
I grew up fond of the movie, “High School Musical”. It sparked a dream within me, to be in an institution that was as dynamic as East High School. Aside from the main character Troy Bolton, with whom I share a name, I find movies like these fascinating – the picturesque campus, long hallways with lockers lining both sides, and large gymnasiums. Who knew that the cinematic set of my daydreams would become reality?
Just like in the movies, LPU’s facilities did not disappoint. But that wasn’t just the reason why I enrolled in LPU. It’s because they offer the TVL-ICT, specialized in Computer Programming program.
During my first year as a Lycean, I was given a warm welcome. The students were very friendly and inclusive. I can even remember how I was just staring at the towering building looming over me in the Riverside Campus and as I passed by the seemingly embracing gates, it was as though new members of the High School Musical cast were being welcomed.
It didn’t stop there, much like the wildcats, the Lyceans have a very vibrant student life. LPU has given me opportunities that even I, did not think would be able to grab as I was just a “new kid on campus”.
I have experienced vying for a spot in the SHS Lyceum Supreme Student Government. I was one of the peer educators for the Teen Health Kiosk. I became part of the official school publication’s broadcasting team as an anchorperson for both radio and television broadcasting (Flambeau). I have also competed in an international competition for the first time – the Asian English Olympics.
In my specialized program, we were taught fundamentals of different programming languages and have also learned web development, game development, and mobile application development which are beneficial as we venture into college. The computer laboratories we used during face-to-face classes were indeed state-of-the-art. Our specialized subjects’ professors are very knowledgeable and competent. All of our teachers are considerate especially during the implementation of the online classes.
I will always be thankful to LPU for letting me live my High School Musical dream. Salamat, LPU!