Xylona Quesada Salcedo passed the nursing licensure examination given last June 6-7, 2009. The results were released last July 23, 2009. A total of 32,617 out of 77,901 passed the tests.
Xylo, as her friends call her, got a general average of 80%. In Test V, a very difficult subject, pertaining to surgery, she got a score of 87%.
Xylo graduated from the Easter College of Baguio City last March 8, 2009. She took the test immediately after a gruelling review following her graduation.
She was among the brainy of her class. She also composed one of their 2 graduation songs and accompanied with the organ the singing by her class during the graduation rites.
Xylona is the eldest of 3 children of Robin Salcedo and Dra. Gracia Quesada. The other children are Rhian and Blithe. The siblings take playing musical instruments as their hobbies-with Xylona on the organ, Rhian on the drums, and Blithe, the most versatile of the 3, playing 3 types of instruments. Robin, a technician in Saudi Arabia, is the cousin of Tina Salcedo Saplan, the mother of millennium queen, Karen Salcedo Saplan. Dra. Gracia runs the Salcedo Dental Clinic beside the Pozorrubio Central School. She is the sister of the webmaster.
Congratulations, Kaanakan! Paspasiam so man-apply na trabahon tampol. Wala ni ray duaran man-aalagar. Kalamor (joke only)!