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Red house wins ACA 73rd inter-house sports

By Ayodele Popoola

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Saint Eugene (Red House) has emerged overall winner of the Aquinas College Akure (ACA) 73rd annual Inter–House Sports with 174 points.

Saint Thomas (White House) came second with 167 points, while St. John (Green),Saint Francis (Blue), Saint Michael (Yellow), and Saint Williams (Purple) houses clinched 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th positions with 141, 114, 105, and 88 points respectively

The principal of the school, Mr. Jimbola Adebisi in his opening address stressed that sporting activities are  integral part of our educational development and have so been given a prime place by the government.

Adebisi disclosed that apart from the fact that sport is a unifying factor in society, it allows for healthy living and serves as a means of livelihood for individuals.

He added that the school had produced giants in sporting activities and it will continue to explore those values

Adebisi urged parents and guidance to encourage their children to participate in sporting events.

He appreciated the Old Boys of the school for their generous contribution towards the competition.

The Chairman of the occasion, Comrade Oluwagbemiga Owolabi emphasised that apart from academics, sport could also take someone far in life.

“ It is not only education that can take people far, but we can also see nowadays that people are now becoming famous through sports as we can see in our Super Eagles,” he said

As secondary school is the best place to develop someone’s talent, Owolabi advised students to try to develop whatever talent they have and they should always keep the fire burning.

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In the boy’s school invited relay, Akure High School, Akure clinched first position while Ijo Mimo High School and Alakure Comprehensive High School were in second and third positions.

St Louis Grammar School won the Girl’s invitation relay, Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School Akure and United CAC Grammar School, Akure also came second and third positions respectively.

Different prizes were later presented to all the winners.

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