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JUNIOR JUNKANOO RESULTS - Ministry happy with parade quality

By RICARDO WELLS

MINISTRY of Youth, Sports and Culture officials claimed yesterday that they are “extremely satisfied” with the quality of the 27th annual Junior Junkanoo parade despite the public’s plea to move it back to Bay Street.

Abaco’s Forrest Heights Academy took overall honours in the senior division with A F Adderley Junior High, Tarpum Bay Primary and One-on-One Pre School claiming the titles in their respective divisions (results below).

Henry Higgins, the national junior junkanoo co-ordinator, called the parade – at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Saturday afternoon – a success, adding it is on the right track as more schools are getting involved and winning.

Mr Higgins said: “I was very satisfied, in fact extremely satisfied, with the parade and the participants. There is good growth in the parade, more schools are coming out and participating and helping to expand junior junkanoo. Last year, we only had two schools in the junior high division. This year, we had four, so it goes to show that there is certainly growth in the parade. We had a major Family Island influence, so we are beginning to move away from the more Nassau-centric feel of Junior Junkanoo.

“There were two family island schools that won their divisions. Tarpum Bay Primary all the way from Eleuthera and all the way from Abaco, we had Forest Heights Academy taking the senior division. We had a number of new schools also; Mt Carmel Preparatory and Akhepran International Academy came into the parade later than others and only had about four weeks to prepare, but they still had a pretty strong showing.”

Mr Higgins admitted that there are still elements of the parade that organisers are looking to improve. He did address recent public comments asking for the parade to be moved back to Bay Street. “The parade was moved from Bay Street to the national stadium for safety reasons,” he explained, “so for the immediate future we intend to keep the parade at the stadium. There were some issues with the format of the parade that we will have to adjust, but the overall quality of the parade was great.”

RESULTS:

Pre-School Overall: 1 One on One Pre School, 84.56 points, 2 Loving Angels Preschool, 74.38, 3 2 by 2 Preschool, 68.52, 4 Revere Academy of Excellence, 63.04, 5 Kids ABC Preschool, 59.92.

Best banner: 1 One on One 43, 2 Loving Angels, 41, 3 2 by 2, 27, 4 Revere Academy, 22, 5 Kids ABC, 17.

Performance: 1 One on One, 90, 2 Loving Angels, 71, 3 Revere Academy, 68, 4 Kids ABC, 65, 5 2 by 2 Preschool 64.

Dance: 1 One on One, 86, 2 Loving Angels, 72, 3 Revere Academy, 69, 4 Kids ABC, 66, 5 2 by 2 63.

Primary School

Overall: 1 Tarpum Bay Primary, 85.98, 2 St Thomas More Catholic, 85.65, 3 Oakes Field Primary, 84.56, 4 Faithway Academy, 80.04, 5 Central Abaco Primary, 78.92, 6 Uriah Mcphee Primary, 75.98, 7 Albury Sayles Primary, 60.36.

Best banner: 1 St Thomas More, 81, 2 Tarpum Bay, 77, 3 Faithway, 58, 4 Oakes Field, 56, 5 Uriah Mcphee, 51, 6 Central Abaco 32, 7 Albury Sayles, 26.

Best music: 1 Oakes Field, 84, 2 St Thomas More, 83.7, 3 Tarpum Bay, 83.4, 4 Central Abaco, 80, 5 Faithway, 78, 6 Uriah Mcphee, 76, 7 Albury Sayles, 64.

Best performance: 1 Oakes Field, 88.57, 2 St Thomas More, 88.43, 3 Tarpum Bay, 86, 4 Faithway, 84, 5 Central Abaco, 82, 6 Uriah Mcphee, 75, 7 Albury Sayles, 66.

Best choreograph dance: 1 St Thomas More, 88, 2 Oakes Field, 87, 3 Tarpum Bay, 84.43, 4 Faithway, 83.57, 5 Uriah Mcphee, 76, 6 Central Abaco, 71, 7 Albury Sayles, 56.

Junior High School

Overall: 1 A F Adderley Junior High, 84.58, 2) C H Reeves Junior High, 76.67, 3) T A Thompson Junior High, 74.42, 4 Lyford Cay International School, 74.20.

Best banner: A F Adderley, 38, 2 T A Thompson, 24, 3 C H Reeves, 20, 4 Lyford Cay,18.

Best music: 1 A F Adderley, 87, 2 C H Reeves, 81, 3 T A Thompson, 79, 4 Lyford Cay, 74.

Best performance: 1 A F Adderley, 86, 2 C H Reeves, 78, 3 Lyford Cay, 75, 4 T A Thompson, 73.

Best choreograph dance: 1 A F Adderley, 84, 2 C H Reeves, 74.4, 3 T A Thompson, 74, 4 Lyford Cay, 72.

Senior High School

Overall: 1 Forest Heights Academy, 89.62, 2 Anatol Rodgers High School, 79.24, 3 Harbour Island All-Age School, 79.12, 4 St John’s College, 78.78, 5 Mt Carmel Preparatory, 77.18, 6 Akhrephan International Academy, 77.12.

Best banner: 1 Forest Heights, 60, 2= Akhrephan, Anatol Rodgers, 36, 4= Mt Carmel, Harbour Island, 29, 6 St John’s, 20.

Best music: 1 St John’s, 87.1, 2 Forest Heights, 87, 3 Harbour Island, 86.9, 4 Anatol Rodgers, 85, 5 Mt Carmel, 84, 6 Akhrephan, 79.

Best performance: 1 Forest Heights, 90, 2 Mt Carmel, 83, 3 Anatol Rodgers, 80, 4 Akhrephan, 79, 5 Harbour Island, 78, 6 St John’s, 77.

Best choreograph dance: 1 Forest Heights, 88, 2 Mt Carmel, 82, 3 Anatol Rodgers, 81, 4 Harbour Island, 75, 5 St John’s 74, 6 Akhrephan, 73.

Comments

duppyVAT 7 years, 11 months ago

Next year it will be Junior Junkanoo Carnival .................Then the young people can show the adults what they really do in the dark ................. LMAO

But 23 out of 200 plus schools is not really reflective of a good participation rate ......... how can they (MOYSC) continue holding these parades and sports events at the time of MOE final exams and then complain about students not graduating from school???????????

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