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De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (CSB) gave the weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz a Benilde Medallion yesterday alongside with the school naming its new scholarship program for national athletes after the Olympic gold medalist.

/ 10 February 2022

Hidilyn is the first to receive such Medallion which is the highest form of recognition feted to a member of the school.

“It’s a symbol of Benildean identity of doing ordinary things extraordinarily well – a phrase which Pope Pius XI first attributed in 1928 to Saint Benilde Romancon,” said DLS-CSB President Br. Dodo Fernandez during ceremonies held at the Benilde Sports and Dorm Complex in Pasay City.

While the national pride Hidilyn gave its gratitude to the CSB community for giving her such honor.

“Thank you so much po sa binigay niyong medallion na ako pala ang kauna-unahan,” she said.

Kasama ko ang Benilde sa journey ko towards a gold medal. Thank you so much na kahit nag-stop ako sa schooling, tinanggap niyo pa rin ako at ang dami kong natutunan. Mahirap maging estudyante at Olympian pero hindi possible kasi nasa Benilde ako. Naging extraordinary ang panalo ko dahil sa Benilde.”

And besides the Medallion bestowed upon Hidilyn, she was also named after the new scholarship program for national athletes

Ang pinakamasaya po ako siguro ay ‘yung ibibigay na scholarship sa mga national athlete. Malaking bagay po ‘yun sa amin dahil hindi kami parating atleta.