Friday, October 29, 2010

Isla Bonita Trick or Treaters Visit Ambergris Today

Students of Isla Bonita Elementary School hit the streets with their Halloween costumes for some good-ole Trick or Treat fun through the streets of San Pedro. Businesses and assigned homes were more than happy to hand out some goodies to the children.


Debbie and Larry Share Popsicles at R.C. School once Again!

The faces of Debbie and Larry Heimgartner shine bright with smiles as they enter each classroom at the San Pedro Roman Catholic School, along with them is Mr. Manuel Delvalle of Manelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. They are back once again giving out over 1,000 paletas (popsicles) to each student and teacher at the primary school. The students, like always, are delighted with the treat the Debbie and Larry bring along with them during their school visits. Year after year the generous couple purchases popsicles for the children from Manelly’s and joyfully share with the school children. Thank you Debbie and Larry; it’s great to see you guys once again. And Happy Birthday Wishes to Debbie who celebrates her birthday this weekend. 

Halloween Fun at Island Academy

 The students at Island Academy went to school this morning all dressed up in their Halloween costumes for a fun day that started with a costume competition during morning assembly. Ambergris Today was a guest judge and students from each class were awarded with the Most Creative, Scariest, Funniest and Fairest Maiden title. It was such a wonderful event as each student put time an effort to look their best for Halloween at Island Academy. Happy Halloween

 The staff and faculty of Island Academy joined in the fun as well

 Students took numbers for the judging

San Pedro High is the Male and Female Northern Regional Volleyball Champion

While Hurricane Richard had no effects in the northern districts of Corozal and Orange Walk, the San Pedro High School Male and Female Volleyball teams did have devastating effects on the northern high schools as they pounded them with spikes of hurricane strength.

On Saturday October 23, 2010, the eve of Hurricane Richard, San Pedro High School traveled to Orange Walk to participate in the Volleyball Northern Regional Tournament.

Teams participating in the tournament included in the female division—Escuela Mexico, Orange Walk Technical, San Pedro High and Belize Rural High.  The male division featured Corozal Community College, Orange Walk Technical, San Pedro High and New Hope High School.

In the first Match Orange Walk Technical girls easily defeated Escuela Mexico girls and advanced to the finals.  San Pedro High girls took the court and easily defeated Belize Rural High School by three sets to nil.  The finals in the female division would feature San Pedro High against Orange Walk Technical High School.

In the male division, Orange Walk Technical and San Pedro played the game that everyone was saying should have been the final.  It was a five set match and even in the 5th and final set, no one could tell which team would win as both teams kept exchanging the lead throughout. In the fifth set with Technical on the lead by 13 to 12, San Pedro High Boys took over, led by their MVP, Guillermo Rivero they managed to close the door on Technical.  San Pedro High emerged victorious by 3 sets to 2.  In the second match in the male division, New Hope easily defeated C.C.C. and advance to the finals to meet San Pedro High.

In the female finals, San Pedro High girls easily defeated Orange Walk Technical girls by the following scores—25 - 21, 25 – 12, 25 – 14, to become the Northern Regional Champions for the second time in the history of the school.  San Pedro High boys took the court and also had a fairly easy victory over New Hope High School by the following scores – 25 -14, 25 -23, 18 – 25 and 25 -16.

The boys made history at San Pedro High since it was the first time that San Pedro High wins the NSTA championship in the male division.  Not so for the girls because they are repeating another victory as they did only two years ago.

As NSTA champions, SPHS goes to the National Volleyball Tournament in Corozal on November 5 and 6 to face the other regional champions.  Their hope is to emerge as the National Champion, a title that has eluded San Pedro High for years.

Congratulations go out to all the players, coaches, manager and Sports Coordinator for another successful tournament.

 Guillermo Rivero

 Gabriela Nuñez