A warm gesture from high school

first_imgThe pupils who helped knit blankets for the Oakhaven Old Age Home. Some of the senior citizens at the Oakhaven Old Age Home in Heideveld will be a little bit warmer this winter after they received blankets from Heideveld High School.The blanket initiative formed part of the school’s thanksgiving ceremony where they also recognised the work of those who run extramural activities at the school. This included the school’s outreach programme called the Peace Club Heideveld Outreach Group. Since 2011, the school community and residents have donated baskets of toiletries to various old age homes in Cape Town. Last year, for Mandela Day, they donated baby blankets, which they knitted in 67 days, to Tygerberg Hospital, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and various orphanages.In March this year, the school started collecting wool for the blankets for Oakhaven Old Age Home. Teacher Marlene Douries said that this year the school wanted to do something different.“I suggested that we knit. I didn’t know how but I was taught to knit. We started collecting R2 from each pupil at the school to buy wool and managed to raise R1 000. We bought wool and needles and teachers and pupils literally sat in their classes during break, knitting, and teaching other kids how to knit,” said Ms Douries.On Thursday August 4, 122 elderly members at the Oakhaven received their blankets.Nobulele Nkompela, nursing manager at the Oakhaven, said the blankets would be put to good use in winter. “It is good to know that people have taken us into their hearts. The old people will be very grateful,” said Ms Nkompela.Heideveld High School principal, William Meck, said it is important to thank the individuals involved so that others can be encouraged to also take part in such initiatives.last_img read more

Mad rush for GFA Executive Committee forms

first_imgThe filing of nominations for the membership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s Executive Committee (EC) ends on Friday, and indications are that there is a mad rush for the forms.As of Wednesday, over 14 people had picked forms to represent the Premier League Clubs.The club owners and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are set to be on a collision course for the Premier League tickets as Moses Armah (President, Medeama), Kofi Manu (CEO, Aduana Stars), Kudjoe Fianoo (CEO, Ashgold), Dr K.K. Sarpong (Board Chairman, Asante Kotoko), Emmanuel Kyeremeh (Chairman, Berekum Chelsea), Felix Ansong (Liberty, Vice-President), Desmond Frimpong-Manso (Heart of Lions), Jones Alhassan Abu (Real Tamale United) and John Mensah had all picked up forms to vie for the six slots allotted to the Premier League.The race in the Division One League Board (DOLB) is also set to be a very hot contest. Thirteen people, including FA Vice President, Fred Pappoe, George Afriyie and FA spokesperson, Randy Abbey, had picked nomination forms to represent the Division One League Board which has four slots on the committee. Mr. Kwaku Eyiah, vice-chairman of the Interim Committee of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), and Happy FM’s Mark Paradise Okocha had also picked up forms for the DOLB.By the statutes of the GFA, various bodies and interest groups namely the Premier League Clubs, the Division One League Clubs, the Regional Football Associations (RFAs) as well as the constituent bodies made up of juvenile, women’s football, referees association, the Old players association, the coaches association, schools and colleges, Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) and the Security Service Sports Association (SESSA) are expected to select their representatives to form the executive committee.Six people – including Madam Habiba Attah, Leanier Addy and Slyvester Mensah (a former executive committee member and Chairman of the Women’s League Board) Mr. B.A Annan (Schools and Colleges), and Joseph Yaw Adu (University Sports), have also picked forms to seek the mandate of the constituent bodies to represent their sole membership on the EC. The nomination will close on Friday, with the elections taking place through a scheduled of programme.The bodies will be the first to go to the polls on July 13, while the others are scheduled between July 20 and August 2. The swearing in of the new executive is scheduled for August 4.Source: Daily Graphic/Ghanalast_img read more

Wellington girls finish second in league tournament; K. Aufdengarten takes No. 1 singles

first_imgWellington girls tennis team finish second in AV-CTL DIII and IV tournament.Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls tennis team finished second for the second consecutive year in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League, (see results here). Better yet, Kylie Aufdengarten was the league champion in No. 1 singles.“All the girls stepped it up today and helped with the team,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head tennis coach. “This is our first league champion at No. 1 singles or No. 1 doubles that we’ve ever had since Collegiate joined the league in 2009.Wellington would finish second with 50 points behind Wichita Collegiate which had 67. The other team points finishes include: McPherson 43, Buhler 40, Winfield 37, Circle 25, El Dorado 15, and Augusta 3.“After 10 years of close matches in some we finally got it,” Aufdengarten said. “I am very proud of all the girls today and a very happy Dad.  If we left our lineup the same as we had most of the year, we probably would have taken sixth as a team. Everyone stepped up today.”In No. 1 singles, Kylie Aufdengarten got the No. 2 seed and beat her first opponent from El Dorado 6-0, 6-1.  In her next match, she defeated a very good Circle player 6-2, 6-1 in a match where both players were winded early on.  The first four games took about 45 minutes to an hour.K. Aufdengarten moved on to the finals and met Geoffroy from Collegiate the defending 4A doubles champion from last year. She  jumped up 5-1 on the first set, but Geoffroy came back to 5-4, then Aufdengarten won the first set 6-4.The second set had Geoffroy jumping up 4-0, then Aufdengarten won two in a row and almost three.  Geoffroy won the second set 6-2.  In the third set super tiebreak Aufdengarten jumped up 5-1.  Geoffroy eventually caught up to within one at 6-5.  Aufdengarten won 10-7 in the super tiebreak.In No. 1 doubles, Jacelyn Buck and Calli Hatfield got the No. 5 seed and finished exactly in that position in the end.  They lost to the fourth seeded Winfield team 6-4, 6-2.“We kept it close early on and just got outplayed at the net, they were more aggressive, but they are a good team,” Buck and Hatfield then easily beat Augusta 9-0, and El Dorado 9-2.No. 2 Doubles Natalie Henning and Olivia Brand got the 5 seed and upset Winfield in a third set super tiebreak 16-14.  The pair then lost their next two and finished 4th overall.  Very proud of these two, they have played singles most of the year and to finish in the top 4 in our league is awesome.No. 2 Singles Rylee Rusk got the No. 2 seed and won her first match 6-0, 6-0 over El Dorado, then beat a good Circle player 6-2,6-3.  That put her back in the championship at #2 singles for the second straight year.  This time she ran into a good sophomore player from Collegiate and dropped the match to finish 2nd.Regionals will be in Wellington this Saturday.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more