On Friday, 24 February, despite rainy conditions, Merensky High School took a stand at the Peter Mokaba Stadium for Inter High, the athletics highlight of the year.
Plasieland’s “Welcome in Egypt” banner in front of the cheerleading team, made a statement to all and sundry. Excitement was tangible when it was time for the Merensky cheerleaders to enter the stadium. The scene was set with pyramids, sarcophagi, a snake charmer and a real life mummy. From the word go the four cheerleaders, in spectacular costumes, ruled the stage – deservedly boasting with the “Best Cheerleaders” trophy of the day. The alpha male, Chris Bill, proved his creative dominance by winning the “Best Boys Cheerleader” of the event.
The well disciplined, 144 strong, singing team displayed true Plasie spirit with a superb nine hour long performance. They were awarded second place in a very tough competition.
Not only did the Plasies walk like Egyptians, the athletes also created a storm on the track and field with 621 points, ending in second place.
Noko Malatji ended his schools athletics career on a high note with his nomination as Senior Victor Ludorum, as well as the title of Best Senior Boys Track Athlete of the competition.
Andru Miller, grade 8, was awarded the trophy for the Best Junior Boys Track Athlete. The Best Senior Girls Track Athlete title went to Sancha van Niekerk.
Merensky takes pride in this excellent performance and wishes to thank all parents, sponsors, coaches, staff members and supporters for this amazing experience.