Massive celebration at Titchfield
Hundreds gathered on the grounds of Titchfield High in Portland yesterday to celebrate the success of the institution in the recent Schools' Challenge Quiz competition.
The sound of vuvuzelas echoed throughout the institution as the school's population, past students, parents, supporters, and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the school's first hold on the trophy.
"We are extremely happy and proud about the performance of all the teams that pre-existed this one. However, I am particularly impressed with this team, which displayed resilience and a never, say, die attitude. I congratulate the team for the victory," said the school's principal, Richard Thompson.
Last Thursday, the Portland-based Titchfield High won the Schools' Challenge Quiz competition, defeating Campion College 41 to 39 in a nail-biting final.
At the special devotion that was held yesterday morning, the team members got resounding applause as they walked towards the platform in the school's auditorium. The winning team - including Zedan Martin, team captain; Rajae Chambers; Demario Asquitt, and Tajay Edwards, along with two coaches, Alpha Sparkes and Chase Roberts - all sported smiles as accolades were poured out.
School board chairman Lawrence Neufville said that it was a proud moment for just about everyone, especially given the fact that Titchfield is celebrating 230 years.
"This school is about producing well-rounded and educated students. Today, we are here celebrating Titchfield as Schools' Challenge Quiz champions of 2016. Titchfield High is arguably one of the high-performing schools in academics," he said.
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