NHSS to Celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

first_imgOluremi Tinubu Public School will face Confidence School System in the football categoryNational High School Sports with support from UNESCO will on Saturday, April 6, organize a day long sporting event in observance of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.The day-long event will be held at the University of Liberia Fendell Campus sports ground. The aim of the event is to bring to focus the power and value of sport to effect social change, human development and foster peace.According to the organizers, the Sports Day complements other awareness activities of the global celebration.Seven high schools will participate in the one-day sports festival, namely Kingsley Lington Academy, Effort Baptist Church School, Careysburg Public School, Nathan E. Gibson High School, Light Evangelism Ministries Church School, Oluremi Tinubu Public School and Confidence School System.All the participating high school teams will also participate in the various sporting disciplines including handball, basketball, volleyball, kickball and football.The 2019 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an initiative supported by UNESCO to create awareness, highlighting the importance and the impact of sport in facilitating social inclusion, gender parity and youth empowerment. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace has been celebrated every year since 2014.Trophies and cash prizes will be presented by dignitaries to winners while runners-up will receive only cash prizes.FixturesHandball: Effort Baptist Church School vs Careysburg Public SchoolBasketball: Nathan E. Gibson vs. Effort Baptist.Volleyball: Kingsley Lington Academy- Old Students vs. News StudentsKickball: Light Evangelism Ministries Church School vs. Kingsley Lington AcademyFootball: Oluremi Tinubu Public School vs. Confidence School SystemShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgWHITTIER – A “Coming Home to Pio Pico” fiesta will be held from noon to 4 p.m. May 5 at Pio Pico State Historic Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd. The free event will feature a rebozo fashion show, folklorico dancing, historical re-enactments, bread- and rope-making demonstrations, historic firearm demonstrations, arts and crafts, food, music, games, children’s activities and more. For more information, call (562) 695-1217, Ext. 104. Class of 1965 to hold reunion WHITTIER – Whittier High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion picnic at 11 a.m. May 19 at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. The event is potluck-style. Those with vintage vehicles are encouraged to bring them for judging and prizes. For more information, visit http://www.whsclassof62.com. Volunteer fire lookouts needed PASADENA – The Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association is seeking volunteers for its Fire Lookout Program. Volunteers must be at least 18 and must attend three training sessions at the Flintridge Foundation, 236 W. Mountain Ave., Suite 117, Pasadena. An orientation session will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the foundation. For more information, call Pam Morey, (909) 338-3923. Retirement home sets blood drive LA MIRADA – Residents at The Palms Retirement Residence, 13001 La Mirada Blvd., will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided for participants. Blood drives help save lives by providing hospitals with much-needed blood supplies to replace blood loss resulting from surgery or serious injury. For more information, call Bianca Uribe, (562) 944-1800. Finalists to appear at college forum WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees will hold a campus forum featuring the three finalists for the position of superintendent/president, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Wray Theatre, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The finalists are Daniel Castro, a former Riverside City College president; Ted Martinez Jr., former president of Grossmont Community College in El Cajon; and Monte Perez, vice president of student services at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. For more information, call (562) 692-0921. Kindergarten registration open PICO RIVERA – El Rancho Unified School District will be registering children for kindergarten from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the week of May 14 to 18 at 9333 Loch Lomond Drive. Children must be at least 5 years old before Dec. 2, 2007. For more information, call (562) 942-1500. Church schedules rummage sale WHITTIER – St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave., will host a rummage sale from 7 a.m to 4 p.m. May 5. For more information, call (562) 698-9741. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more