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Posted: Monday 30 November, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Washington Archibald adjudged Most Talented High School in St. Kitts

The winning school, the Washington Archibald High School
By: Suelika N. Creque,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Washington Archibald High School (WAHS) was adjudged Most Talented High School in St. Kitts when they captured the first ever Clash of the High Schools Talent Competition at Carnival Village on Saturday, November 28. 

    The competition was made up of two rounds, with the first being where all the schools participated in a song and dance competition.


    Out of the seven high schools, four of them advanced to the second round and finals, which saw Basseterre High School (BHS) placing second, Sandy Point High School (SPHS) third and Cayon High School fourth.


    The other schools were St.Theresa’s Convent High School, Verchilds High School and Saddlers Secondary School. WAHS, winners of the Island Soul Entertainment and the Department of Youth-sponsored competition, received a grand prize of EC$1 000.


    The first round, dubbed “Something Old School – 70’s and 80’s”, saw a number of classic songs and music being performed, while the second round was freestyle and opened to the creative imagination of the schools. WAHS also won the texting promotion organised by with a total of 33 percent of the votes while BHS won 29.79 percent and Cayon High School followed with 18.87 percent.


    Not only did the clash of the high school competition prove that WAHS was the most talented school, but the students are also filled with an overwhelming amount of talent and creativity that need to be showcased on a regular basis.


    Island Soul Entertainment must also be commended for their vision and hard work put into organising such an event that showcased our young people in a positive light, while kudos must be paid to the Department of Youth for endorsing such a wonderful initiative.


    According to a statement from Island Soul Entertainment, Cheddi Bradshaw said he was excited about the success of the event and pleased with the turnout. He said that they are hoping to incorporate schools from Nevis in the competition.


    “We hope to make the Clash of the High Schools an annual event and to include the high school students from our sister island, Nevis, in the next show,” he said. “I would also like to extend gratitude to the students, teachers and supporters for making the event a successful and peaceful one.”


    The organiser also said that proceeds would be used to fund smaller talent shows around the island.


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