THE THOMASIAN community on Friday formed the words “My Teacher is my Hero” in a bid to break the world record for the “largest human sentence.”

An estimated 17,000 students, faculty members and support staff attempted to clinch the University’s second title in the Guinness World Records after its “largest human cross” in 2011.

Alvin Ringo Reyes, event organizer and chairman of the University’s Department of Teacher Education, said the formation was a tribute to the heroism of teachers and professors in celebration of the National Teachers’ Month.

“By trying to make a world record, we are trying to make a more tangible way by which students could show their appreciation [to their educators],” Reyes told the Varsitarian in an interview.

The University holds the world record for the “largest human cross” after a crowd of 13,266 gathered to form the black and white Dominican Cross, symbolizing the Catholic and Dominican identity of the University, on March 9, 2011.

Guinness categorizes that record under “Amazing Feats” and “Mass Participation” on its website.

In 2016, India bagged the world record for the largest human sentence with its “You can, you will” formation for the International Youth Day, which had 16,550 participants.


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