Alex Gonzaga almost did not march at her high school graduation.
The ABS-CBN actress/host revealed this in an Instagram post on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
The post was dedicated to the Class of 2020 and featured a photo of the 32-year-old Kapamilya star at her high school graduation.
Alex admitted that she and four other batchmates were not quite the model students, which was why the faculty at her high school initially decided to exclude them from attending their graduation ceremony.
Without mentioning the name of the school, Alex recalled in her caption, "Isa ako sa 'mythical 5' kung saan nagkaroon ng debate ang mga teachers and sisters for a month kung kami ay papayagan mag-march sa graduation.
"Ang reason sa 'kin lagi ko daw kasi inaasar ang Filipino teacher namin during class. [laughing emoji]."
Alex said she and her batchmates learned their lesson well, and they started improving on their behavior a month before their graduation rites.
"Sa 1 month deliberation nila while my batchmates were practicing for our grad, we were left in the classroom.
"But super nagvolunteer kami na maghelp and assist sa lahat ng teachers.
"Thank you Lord 3 days before our graduation day, our prinicipal called us and gave us the good news na yes pwede na kami magmarch."
To end her post, Alex shared the lesson she got from the experience.
"Ang lesson, it’s never too late to show you deserve to march in your graduation... may chance ka pa ipasa lahat ng kulang mo para makuha diploma, kaya mo iyan!! [laughing emoji]."
After being a reformed student, Alex then dreamed of becoming a teacher herself.
In a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Alex said it has been her long-time dream to teach kids and start her own school.
She said, "Gusto ko talaga maging teacher ng mga bata. Gusto ko pa nga noon, high school ang turuan. Dati nung bata ako, gumagawa pa ako ng lesson plan."
She graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, major in Child Development.