Cimboco Academy Wins CHHS Sports Day
Published 12th March 2021, 12:12pm
Clifton Hunter High School's Cimboco Academy accumulated 1464.5 points to win the school's 2021 Sports Day held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Friday, 26 February.
Goldfield Academy placed second. Eight-time cheerleading champion Lady Slater, which tied with Cimboco for first place in the cheerleading competition, placed third.
Goldfield's Jullissa Welcome and Westly Pinder, as well as Cimboco's Kristina O'Connor and Rochelle Moore, were selected as Event Champions, having received gold medals for three individual events and acquiring up to 30 points each.
Other notable performances came from Conrod Thompson and Alexcina Fraser (Javelin), YaNelli Dawkins and Dereck Russell (Discuss), Adeja Marshall (Shotput), Josh Gardener and Kandre Amarally (High Jump), Amari Powell (Long Jump) and Jullissa Welcome and Solomon Aka (1500m).
Principal Dr. Richard Wildman was pleased with the day's outcome.
"It was a spectacular display of student talent and sportsmanship, along with the collaborative efforts of our staff and community volunteers. Our 2021 Sports Day was simply fantastic." Dr. Wildman stated.
CHHS' Physical Education Department Leader, Tashauna Wilmot-Thomas, commented on the athletes’ turnout.
"The high turnout rate of athletes representing in the Cross-Country, Field events and Track events was quite significant. All events had two representatives from each academy vying for the championship," Ms. Wilmot-Thomas said.
Ms. Wilmot-Thomas further described the cheerleaders' performance as "Nothing but the best".
Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (EYSAL) Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly was on hand to declare the event open.
Also in attendance were the Ministry of EYSAL Acting Chief Officer Ms. Lyneth Monteith, who adjudicated the cheerleading competition alongside Ms. Clare Panyandee and Ms. Savannah Stokes. Senior School Improvement Officers Mr. Ian O'Connor, Mr. Nicholas Obie and Senior Manager – Data & Testing Services Mr. Wingrove Hunte represented the Department of Education Services (DES).
To learn the dates of other school sports days visit www.education.gov.ky.
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