BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – FOR the second time in as many years, Basseterre High School (BHS) have proven that they are indeed the school with the most spirit when they successfully defended their title at the TDC I Rep My School Rally held at the Independence Square on Friday afternoon (Mar. 13).
The event was organised to present the competing learning institutions to the public, using cheers, chants, dance moves and upbeat music in between demonstrations in an effort to promote next weekend’s Interschool Championships and its sponsors.
The competition was held in two categories - a TDC Jingle Competition where participating schools had to construct a jingle as to why individuals should shop at the TDC Group of Companies, and schools were required to come up with a chant or cheer that signifies school spirit.
However, dubbed the birthplace of champions, BHS captured the title in both categories and stamped their authority as the most spirited school on St Kitts despite being in the spotlight following a controversy at the school.
In the Jingle Competition, BHS started by making human forms of TDC using the beat of a popular song by Grand Masters, as hundreds of students led by two singers lauded the Group of Companies and highlighted some advantages of shopping there.
In the chants segment, BHS started by chanting "we want the boss", calling on their principal Carlene Henry-Morton who came up front and led the school in chanting "sing out the chorus best school in the universe”, with an iron band of student providing musical accompaniment.
The BHS students further showed their pride by shouting their school’s moto - “Principia Non Homines” - which was followed by the chanting of “Put your right hand in the air and your left hand on your chest and pledge I swear to love BHS” and 'Keep calm and rep BHS, it’s okay".
Second place went to the Charles E Mills Secondary School (CEMSS), which, with the help of a marching band, reminded that they are the most successful school in track and field history.
They also used a unique pattern in spelling out the abbreviation of the school.
The winning school will recive$2 000 worth of items from TDC.
The other participating schools were Verchild’s High and Cayon High.
The students and teachers of BHS were jubilant and celebrated their victory with chants and promised that they would be victorious at the TDC Inter-School Championships.