ASCC Spring Banquet honors, Aiello sweared in

ASCC Spring Banquet honors, Aiello sweared in

Students pick up their awards after the ceremony came to an end. After the awards were presented the new ASCC President Miles Aiello and vice president Charles Caguiao were sworn into office.

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The Associated Students of Cerritos College 2014 Spring Awards Banquet gave out awards to recognize students for the work that they have put in for the semester and inaugurated the new ASCC president and vice president.

Bea Caballero won the Woman of the Year, the President’s Award and presented the Athletes of the Year awards at the banquet.

Caballero enjoyed the banquet ceremony and said, “I didn’t really do it for the awards. I did for all the students and for ASCC, but I greatly appreciate for it. I really love the feeling of getting recognized for the stuff I do.”

German Sanchez handed out awards, because he won the title of Mr. Cerritos earlier in the semester and was excited to do so.

“I knew the people getting the awards but at the same time they don’t tell you who is going to win the awards until you hover over the table and see the names,” he said.

Marison Arcilla won the ICC Scholarship Award, a Silver Falcon and received awards as a representative for the STEM and Kabarkada clubs.

“I felt that it was really fun to go up there, because I didn’t feel that I would be recognized so many times,” she said. “It’s an amazing feeling to go up there and it makes you realize how much work you put in throughout the year.”

ASCC president Juan Ramirez was the Master of Ceremonies for the banquet and was glad that he had the opportunity to do so.

“It was a really magnificent experience. It was the first time that I MC’ed an entire event,” he said. “I enjoyed it, but I still believe that Charles Caguioa is one of the best MC’s that I have seen.”

Charles Caguioa was the MC for the last banquet and got the crowd laughing and involved as he presented awards such as the Frantone’s Outstanding Student Award and the $150 ICC Scholarship award.

“I love it. Part of my passions is speaking and being communicative…It’s funny, because when I personally talk to someone, I tend to stutter a lot,” Caguioa said. “When I talk in front of people, it’s a whole different mode and a whole different feeling.”

After the awards were presented, Ramirez and ASCC Vice President Aldemar Sanchez swore in the new ASCC president and vice president.

Miles Aiello and Caguioa won the runoff election and felt the importance of what the future holds for them.

“It feels one step closer to accomplishing some goals that I have had for a long time in my life and it also feels a step closer to providing the students a voice that they need,” Aiello said.

Caguioa felt reminded of when they were first told that they had won and said, “Miles (Aiello) and I had a conversation and said that we are definitely in for a very thrilling, exciting but also very scary rollercoaster ride. Him and I agreed that we are very excited for what is to come.”

At the end of the banquet Ramirez and Sanchez gave their closing remarks on what it was like to be able to represent the student of Cerritos College.

“Time looking back it’s stressful with all the work that we had to do,” Sanchez said. “Everytime I think about it I want to pull my hair out, but it’s great seeing all the events myself and my peers have accomplished.”

Ramirez shared how much he appreciated everyone everyone that he worked with with ASCC and made sure that his emotions didn’t get the best of him.

“It was a little emotional, but I didn’t cry,” Ramirez said. “I hope that the next ASCC president will do a good job and I know that they will. Overall, I have a lot of love and respect for this institution and I wish to see it be successful.”

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