UB Alumnus graduates with honors at United States Military Academy

Don Stanley Dalisay, an alumnus of UB Elementary Batch 2003 and UB High School 2007 Valedictorian graduated at United States Military Academy with honors and was also a recipient of the Distinguished Cadet Award.

“I always wanted to represent our country well and secure that I will not give a bad reputation.” He explained when asked how he reached that far. There were tough times but he decided to finish the race. “It’s a matter of self-perspective. You always have to step up, instead of settling down to be average cadet with same capabilities, I worked hard to gain more.” He added.

He was also surrounded with lots of inspiration, and dreams to be a president. “Of course, being children, we had big dreams—and I was dreaming of becoming president,” Dalisay said, breaking into a laugh. “So I thought that to become one, I should enter West Point. I didn’t even know at that time that it was a military academy.”

Dalisay also took his oath as 2nd Lieutenant Officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
After a break, he will pursue a Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing as one of the 2017 Schwarzman Scholarship recipients thru West Point Military Academy.