Surigao High grabs 1st place in Bonok-bonok Festival 2009

The contingent of Surigao del Norte National High School (SNNHS) walked away triumphant from this year's Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival after bagging the championship crown in the competition held Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the newly refurbished Sen. Robert Z. Barbers Memorial Sports Complex.

In this year’s festival, SNNHS contingent brought with them P250, 000 as their winning prize. The Tribu Hiyas Kabataan from Surigao West Central Elementary School was named as 1st runner-up with P200, 000 cash prize. The 2nd runner-p was the festival from Abuyog town in Leyte, the Buyogan Festival, that won a P150,000 cash prize while the Tikyabang Festival from Gen. Luna town was named as 4th runner-up with P100,000 cash prize.

Also, special awards for Best in Choreography and Best in Street dancing all went to SNNHS contingent. Furthermore, special award for Best in Musicality went to Abuyog, Leyte while special award for Best in Costume went to Tribu Hiyas Kabataan of SWCES.

It was learned that contingent from Tacloban City opted not to join from the competition because of some health concerns. Cabadbaran and Cantilan also backed out for some unknown reason.

“Mixed emotions,” Dr. Dulcissima Corvera, SNNHS Principal, described her initial reaction. “We weren’t expecting to win.” She then thanked all the donors, students, teachers and parents for the support.(PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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