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Kalinga Graduate Receives Money Bouquet on Graduation Day

Kalinga graduate Xeena Amirey Apil is surprised with a P75,000 money bouquet on her graduation day.

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Kalinga graduate Xeena Amirey Apil is surprised with a P75,000 money bouquet on her graduation day. She graduated with two gold sports awards, despite facing challenges.

Xeena Amirey Apil of Tabuk City, Kalinga, graduated from Cagayan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management on July 5, 2022. She received a surprise on her graduation day that went viral on social media: a bouquet of 1,000-peso bills worth P75,000.

Xeena said she was surprised and grateful for the gift, which came from her mother and two elder sisters. "I didn't expect it at all," she said. "I was just so happy and proud of myself for graduating."

Kalinga graduate Xeena Amirey Apil receives a P75,000 money bouquet on her graduation day. The gesture is a testament to her hard work and determination, despite facing challenges.

Xeena had a general weighted average of 92%, but she missed an activity in one of her subjects, which prevented her from being given the Latin honor of Cum Laude.

"I had Dysrhythmia, which caused my pulse rate to drop to 30-35," Xeena explained. "I had to go to the hospital for a check-up, and I missed the activity."

Xeena also said that she got a low score on one of her oral recitations in the same subject.

"I tried to make up for it, but I wasn't able to meet my teacher every time I went to the university," she said.

Despite these challenges, Xeena graduated with two gold sports awards.

"I'm so proud of myself for what I've accomplished," she said. "I want to thank my family and friends for their support."

Xeena's story is an inspiration to all who are pursuing their education. It shows that even when things get tough, it's important to never give up on your dreams.

Kalinga graduate Xeena Amirey Apil is an inspiration to us all. She faced challenges but never gave up, and she graduated with two gold sports awards. She was also surprised with a P75,000 money bouquet on her graduation day.

The money bouquet is a symbol of Xeena's hard work and determination. It's a reminder that even when things don't go your way, you can still achieve your goals if you never give up.

Xeena's story has gone viral on social media, inspiring people all over the world. It's a reminder that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

If you're inspired by Xeena's story, please share it with your friends and family. Let's show the world that anything is possible if we never give up on our dreams.

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