Central Philippine University

By Thresha Marie Gallos, Centralian Link Intern

Centralian Anthony B. Lorca is among the awardees for The Outstanding Students of Iloilo Awards (TOSIA) 2024.

In a resounding testament to academic excellence, leadership, and community service, Anthony Lorca, a standout student from Central Philippine University, has been honored with a prestigious award at The Outstanding Students of Iloilo Awards 2024. This esteemed recognition underscores Lorca’s exceptional achievements and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on society.

Hailing from the esteemed Central Philippine University, a bastion of learning renowned for its academic rigor and commitment to holistic development, Lorca has distinguished himself as a shining example of student leadership and excellence. His journey to success has been marked by dedication, perseverance, and a steadfast resolve to effect meaningful change in his community.

At The Outstanding Students of Iloilo Awards 2024, held amidst a backdrop of celebration and acclaim, Lorca emerged as a beacon of inspiration, clinching a prestigious award for his outstanding contributions. His accolades reflect a multifaceted commitment to academic prowess, extracurricular engagement, and service to others.

“The journey that began with being chosen by our college dean as one of CPU’s representatives for TOSIA 2024 unfolded into a surreal experience for me as I advanced to the semifinals stage,” shares Lorca, reflecting on his remarkable journey. “Throughout our meticulous preparations, we were entrusted with the demanding task of meticulously organizing our documentary requirements, fine-tuning our portfolios, and diligently completing various forms.”

Lorca’s journey was not without its challenges, as he encountered moments of tension and uncertainty along the way. However, his determination and perseverance ultimately prevailed. “The venture into this unfamiliar territory felt both daunting and exhilarating,” he recalls. “As the day of the essay writing round arrived, I faced immense pressure, fully aware of the caliber of my fellow delegates and my own lack of preparedness.”

“To me, an outstanding student embodies a profound commitment to prioritizing the well-being of others over mere recognition or accolades,” explains Lorca. “Such a student not only excels academically but also demonstrates genuine care and concern for the community they serve.”

“To all those who aspire to lead, my message is simple yet profound,” says Lorca. “Never cease to dream, for life may bring you challenges that seem insurmountable, but there will always be opportunities for you to strive towards your own definition of success.” “I am Anthony Lorca, and I am Anthstoppable!” he proudly said.

As Lorca continues on his remarkable journey, he remains a source of inspiration and admiration for his peers, embodying the spirit of excellence, compassion, and leadership that defines The Outstanding Students of Iloilo Awards. His achievements serve as a testament to the transformative power of education and the profound impact that individuals can have on their communities.