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Excited Edwin Allen celebrate Champs victory

Monday, March 31, 2014 | 9:23 AM    

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CLARENDON, Jamaica -- A massive celebration is now underway at the Edwin Allen High school in Frankfield, Clarendon as hundreds of enthusiastic students have flooded the school grounds, celebrating Saturday’s victory in the ISSA Boys and Girls championships.

Edwin Allen girls, after determined effort, were able to get their second hold on the Girls' Championship crown with a massive 337.50 points.

St Jago High placed second with 263 points; Hydel High a surprising third on 229 points while defending champions Holmwood Technical finished fourth with 211.50 points; and Vere Technical finished fifth on 141.

Last year Edwin Allen surrendered a 40-point lead to lose to Holmwood by five points.

Now on the first school-day after the redeeming performance the Edwin Allen compound has been transformed into a party setting.

The ‘School, silent zone’ signs are all around,  but this Monday morning there is an exception, the piercing sounds of vuvuzela horns heard from miles away.

On the school grounds students are ecstatic. Teachers at the school are trying to organize the early morning devotion but students, it appears, are in no mood, just yet, for solemn talk.

"Edwin are champions," shouted Brianna Bailey, one of several gathered at the gate of the institution.

"We just feel excited with this victory," Roniel Golding another excited student told OBSERVER ONLINE.

And as head coach Michael Dyke arrived at the school the celebrations and noise intensified.

"I am feeling very excited about this victory, said the coach.

Kimmo Matthews

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