Aside from beauty, brains and breeding, she had the pedigree too for she came from one of the most respected and socially- prominent families in Tagbilaran; the Tinampay Clan
You have to understand that during those pre- internet years and long before mobile phones came into being, the annual search for the fairest coed in the campus was a much- awaited event that also served as highlight to the annual college days celebration.
Everyone in the city practically came in droves to witness the glamorous event
During the Talent Competition.
Pureza, then a perky and bubbly 14 year old sophomore student was an achiever who excelled not only in academics & campus leadership but also in acting & dancing talent.
She represented the High School Department after beating out the girls from the higher years during their preliminary selection. She would graduate as Class Salutatorian of DWCT High School Batch 1979
|As a Corps Sponsor for the school's ROTC, the precursor of the CMT and finally CWTS|
During the heyday of ROTC, being invited or selected to be a cadet sponsor was the highest compliment that a DWCT coed could receive for she is chosen and approved beforehand by the military cadets themselves.
Here's Part One of the Lety Tinampay Blog Feature: