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Titchfield gets special dinner

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 6:12 AMGareth Davis
Members of the Titchfield High School winning School Challenge Quiz team.

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:

The business community and other interests turned out in large numbers to celebrate with the 2016 School's Challenge Quiz winner, Titchfield High School, at a special dinner put on by Mayor of Port Antonio Wayne McKenzie and Collin 'Mikey' Bell, owner of Sea Bell resort.

The specially arranged dinner was held last Saturday as a part of the school's 230 years celebrations and Titchfield's victory in the prestigious School's Challenge Quiz competition.

"This is indeed a special occasion for all of us," said Richard Thompson, principal of Titchfield High School.

"As a matter of fact, the entire parish has been in a celebratory mood since our triumph over Campion. It is really a Portland thing, and this is unprecedented for any school in this parish. I am thankful for the support from the business community, but I must state categorically that more can be done. We look forward to a continued partnership with the business community as they invest in Titchfield, and by extension to other schools in the parish," he added.

The School's Challenge Quiz team, which comprised Zedan Martin - team captain; Rajae Chambers; Demario Asquitt, and Tajay Edwards along with their two coaches Alpha Sparkes and Chase Roberts, defeated Campion 41-39. They were toasted and feted at the function.

Mayor of Port Antonio Wayne McKenzie, who is a past student of the school, said that the, dinner comes out of a commitment made in April following the victory over Campion.

 

A HISTORIC MILESTONE

 

"We will continue the celebration. Already we are looking forward to greater celebration of the schools 230th anniversary, which is a historic milestone. I am committed to supporting the team and school," said McKenzie.

McKenzie has committed to donating 12 mattresses to the school to assist not only the School's Challenge Quiz team with their overnight camp, but also the track, cricket, football, table tennis, and netball teams.

Meantime, Bell was elated to host the specially arranged dinner and pledged to provide further assistance to the team, which he claimed has made the parish proud.

"We here in Portland continue to celebrate Titchfield's victory. It is really a pleasure hosting this dinner, while showing appreciation to the four members of the School's Challenge Quiz team and their coaches, who deserves all the accolades," said Bell.

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