MCSS Superintendent Adolphus B. Jacobs called the donation of three trophies to assist the Monrovia Consolidated School System’s (MCSS) sports department by Boakai Athletics League (BALE) “a positive support to encourage the physical development of the youth.”
Accepting the three trophies, Superintendent Jacobs said it is encouraging that the organization responded to provide what was needed.
The mentor of the organization, Vice President Joseph Boakai, he said, has a legacy for over 40 years of dedication to Liberia; and he was not surprised by the support, adding: “I welcome with open arms to receive these trophies to conclude the 2015-16 sporting program.”
Superintendent Jacobs promised to work along with the Boakai Athletics League (BALE) to ensure further collaboration in the interests of students.
Earlier, Mr. J. Yourvor Kollie, Secretary General of BALE, explained the organization’s objectives, one of which included encouraging the young generation to emulate the positive examples of their mentor (Vice President Joseph N. Boakai) to be honest, committed, self- sacrificial, respectful to parents and focusing their youthful energies to contribute to the cause of Liberia as future leaders.
“Our organization is also interested in academic excellence, and being aware of the importance of education and the value of sport, we decided to present these three trophies after an appeal was made to us,” Kollie said.
He noted that further to BALE’s objectives, a reconciliation soccer tournament was held between Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties recently, adding that BALE is ever determined to go further to help where there is a need, consistent with values that their mentor, Vice President Boakai, subscribes to.
Receiving the trophies from Supt. Jacobs, MCSS Sports Director Amara U. K. Sambola Sr. commended BALE for the trophies and noted that at a future program the winners would receive them.
Sambola expressed appreciation to principals and schools that participated in the 2015/16 soccer and kickball tournaments in which Boastwain won the soccer championship in the junior high division. Matilda Community also won in the elementary division, while in kickball Emmanuel Johnson of New Kru
Town won in the junior high division, with Anna F. Whisnant of PHP winning the elementary division.
There are 23 schools in the MCSS, comprising elementary, junior and senior high divisions; however, the senior high division did not participate in the 2015-16 leagues and Sambola appealed for their participation in the 2016-17 leagues.
High Schools: D. Twe, Tubman High and G. W. Gibson.
Junior High Schools: Mary Brownell, Boastwain, Gaye Town, Newport, Emmanuel Johnson, Marvii Sonii and MV Massaquoi.
Elementary: A. Glenn, Matadi Community, Slipway, St. Paul Bridge, Anna Whisnant, etc.
Meanwhile, one of the giant sized trophies was presented to three winners of the 2015/16 MSCC Sports Tournament at a later program yesterday.