SM Scholar Richelle Mendoza’s “Sweet Surprise”

By: Philip James P. Erpelo

Queennie Richelle Mendoza had one thing in mind when she took the Electronics Technician (ECT) Licensure Examination last October 22, 2018. Her goal was to make her parents proud.

Four days later, she was in for a treat. “I wasn’t expecting it, but when my classmates called to inform me that I had passed the exam, I couldn’t believe it,” she said. Being the only child, she has definitely brought great pride to her parents, namely Benjamin and Maricha Mendoza.

Richelle is one of the 2,944 passers who had nailed the nationwide examination. Due to her success, she was able to prove to herself that she is not just an average student. Her victory is also the triumph of SM Foundation. She is grateful for the support that she had been given in order to study at NU-Asia Pacific College which she describes as a conducive place for learning.