CSA Annual Sports Fest: The Unceasing, Unstoppable and Undefeatable Heart of a Champion “But as for you, be strong but do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7 –
St. Stephen’s High School through the Committee on Student Activities (CSA) conducted its annual Sports Fest on October 7, 2016 with the title: Unceasing, Unstoppable, Undefeatable and theme: Heart of a Champion. This year’s Sports Fest can be considered as something special, for it was the first time that there would be six (6) batches of the High School Department that would be competing against one another in the event’s various contests and games.
The event started with a parade consisting of the batches’ muse and escort, officers and cheer dancers. After, the singing of the Philippine National Anthem ensued which was then followed by an invocation, the taking of oath of sportsmanship, and the lighting of the torch.
All batches proved their mettle by showcasing their skills, talents and wits in the different activities facilitated such as: Cheer Dance Exhibition, Batch Cheer, Muse and Escort, Tug-of-War, Patintero, Basketball, Games of the Generals, Chess, Rocket Master, Motor Mouth, etc.
After successfully conducting all the contests and games, the awarding ceremony was conducted with the following winners and their garnered scores for each specific contest: Grade 9 Batch Shirt Design Grade 9 Batch Mascot Design Grade 10 Games Grade 10 Escort Grade 11 Muse Grade 12 Batch Cheer Grade 10 Overall Champion The event signaled its completion with a closing prayer and the singing of the School Song.
After all is said and done, the event is truly something experiential and memorable for each and every Stephenian student, for it ignited and instilled in each individual the true value of sportsmanship, camaraderie and unity which is not only shown towards one’s fellow batch mates but also across all grade levels. Mrs. Lilan Chua mentioned in her closing remarks, “You are all winners!” Indeed, everyone who participated in the said event is a winner, for each has imbued in himself/herself the true essence of having a HEART of a champion – a heart that endures and overcomes all trivialities no matter how long it takes.