Mackenzie High takes two first prizes in ‘Skip to My Lou’ contest

Mackenzie High School won two events in the Skip to My Lou Jump Rope Freestyle Competition held earlier this week at the Amelia’s Ward/ Wisroc Car Park, Mackenzie, Linden. According to a press release from the Region 10 Department of Education, the competition, now held for the third year has become one of the more exciting features of the Linden Town Week celebrations.

Competitors from 15 primary and secondary schools across the mining town participated in Individual Freestyle, Pair Freestyle, Last Man Standing and for the first time in Guyana the exhilarating Double Dutch Freestyle competition at both levels, the release said.

At the primary level, Regma won the Pair Freestyle segment with St Aidan’s second and Christianburg third.

For Double Dutch it was St Aidan’s followed by Regma and Christianburg third.

Winners with trophies and prizes
Winners with trophies and prizes

The Individual Freestyle saw Christianburg’s Joda Spencer in first place, followed by St Aidan’s Serena Drakes and Amelia’s Ward’s Rondell Greene.

Regma’s Janee Green was the Last Man Standing, enduring for 27:40 mins. Wismar Hill’s Shamia Samuels was able to stay the course for 24:10 mins to cop second place, while Christianburg’s Omari Greenville bowed out at 17:45 mins for third place.

In the secondary category, Mackenzie High took first place in the Pair Freestyle, beating out Wisburg and New Silvercity which were second and third respectively.

Mackenzie High also copped top place in the Double Dutch, ahead of Linden Foundation and Wisburg which were second and third respectively.

In the Individual Freestyle Christianburg/Wismar’s Adriell Wilson was first, Linden Foundation’s Marlon Abraham second and Christianburg/Wismar’s Snanna Worrell, third.

New Silvercity’s Orin Fraser was the Last Man Standing, enduring for 27:40 mins. Mackenzie High’s Tyrese Thornhill and Makeda Charles bowed at 20:10 mins and 17:45 mins respectively for second and third places.

The release said the winners were awarded with substantial prizes, trophies, medals and of course they now own bragging rights for the next year. There was also a public Last Man Standing feature, which saw the winners being awarded.

The competition was held with the support of the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Banks DIH through its Coca Cola brand, Bosai Mineral Inc, Courts and other major companies and individuals in the Linden community.


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