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Diasporian News Thu, 1 Aug 2019

Alumni Executives in the US form committee to organize first National Schools Reunion

Over the years, class and school reunions have grown in popularity. Thousands of graduates from high schools, colleges and professional institutions look forward earnestly to these annual reunions.

For most people, it’s the fun of reconnecting with old mates and reliving wonderful moments from school; for others, these gatherings offer an opportunity to network and rekindle old relationships.

Despite the growth in demand for such gatherings, some of these events have become meetings instead of reunions - with rigid formats and long speeches. They are either limited to conversations over meals, a trip out of town or having a few drinks in the park. Sadly, these “reunions” are almost always with the same mates who have the same jokes and want to do the same thing every year.

The Joint Event Idea

The National Schools Reunion Project was birthed on the idea that people can compete,network and still have fun at a reunion that is reminiscent of what happens during inter-college, zonal or regional competitions. Participating schools will compete in 5-aside soccer games, 100m dash, Basketball, Pool, Tug-of-Peace, Sack Racing, Egg and Spoon race, Scrabble, Checkers, Cards, Ampe, Arm Wrestling and several other activities including break dancing!

Schools Registered

Fijai Secondary, Achimota School, Accra Academy, St Augustine's College, Labone School, St Paul’s Secondary, St Peters, Accra Girls, Aburi Girls, Akosombo International, Ghana International School, Pope John Secondary, Prempeh College, Holy Child, Wesley Girls, Presec, Mfantsiman Girls

Ghana Sec Technical, Kumasi High, Bishop Herman, Ti Amass, Winneba Secondary

National, Ola Girls, St Marys, KNUST - Katangees, Aggrey Memorial, Accra High Ebenezer Secondary.

Because this will be a family oriented event, there will an area called the Kids Zone. It will have games and activities for children aged 7 to 17. The playground will have several options for kids. The idea is to give parents a chance to let the kids play as they network with friends and family.

National Schools Reunion 2019

The first National Schools Reunion will be held in Landover, Maryland. The choice of location for this year’s event is based on several factors including the fact that the DMV (DC, MD, VA) is well positioned to allow participants from other East Coast States like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts to attend the event.

Event : National Schools Reunion 2019™

Date : Saturday - August 3rd, 2019

Venue : Forecourt, Total Soccer Arena

8400 Ardwick Ardmore Rd, Landover, MD 20785

Time : 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

The Committee

The team is comprised of a committed group of executives with decades of leadership experience in the core areas of Event Organization, Diaspora Engagement and Broadcasting. The event will be sponsored by Smart Travel International. RIA Money Transfer, Africa Connect Entertainment, Sultan Drinks, Hunger Tamer Restaurant, Baba’s Grill and Catering, MyStar Radio, Sankofa Radio, Adinkra Radio

Source: Charles Ntiamoah-Mensah