This year’s pageant show boasted of seven beautiful young girls with one aim – to become the new FACE OF CDMIS.
The show proved to be nerve racking for the contestants, supporters and innocent viewers alike as no one could guess who would exit the stage with the biggest crown and a lovely sash proudly proclaiming her as 2018’s Miss CDMIS.
The students trained by Just Click Modelling Agency as mini models for the show obviously learnt a lot as they graced the stage with their Casual, Cultural and Formal attires.
As the event draw closer to an end, anxiety and suspense hung over the crowd. Tears were shed and hard work was rewarded as contestant number 2, Miss Stephanie Uviovo was announced as the new Face of CDMIS. Contestant number 3, Miss Divine Ntofon followed closely behind as the First Runner-up whilst Contestant number 1, Miss Kella Edure emerged the second Runner-up.
Asides wearing the crown for a year, the winner of Face of CDMIS – Miss Stephanie Uviovo is to walk on the international Runway with other models and be a part of the La Africa Fashion festival to be held later this year.
We had in our midst, Our Managing Director, Chief Mrs. V.O.R. Diete-Spiff, Our Executive Director Princess Mrs. Elfrida Omole and her husband Mr. Robert.
Also present were Queen Joy Agbozi – Queen Africa Globe, Queen Comfort Imeh – Queen Africa Diaspora, Queen Precious Uhiene – Queen Africa Top Model, George Godspower – Mr. Rivers State, Pamela Emmanuel – Miss Rivers, Princess Onums – Queen of Garden City, Emmanuel Mommoh – Mr. Ideal Nigeria Earth/Mr. Uniport, Honest Manuel – Runway Slayer Nigeria.
In all, the day was a success
The weeks of wear and tear were finally over. The students and teachers sat according to various clubs. The clubs decorated their stands with different materials which gave the judges and members of the high table a glimpse of what each of the clubs was about. The clubs came out one after the other to display their range of skills.
The music club presented a special Nigerian genre demonstrating our rich culture – this put a smile on the faces of the audience. The drama club presented a play titled ‘The Battle of waterloo’ which had to be compressed into six minutes. Time management was part of the success criteria so all the clubs tried to the best of their ability not to go beyond the allotted time. The ICT Club wowed the audience this year with the creation of a new app called ‘Charles Dale Inventory Manager’. The app is now live on Google’s Play Store. A variety of food and drinks was made available by the Homemakers Club. Different presentations were seen but as they say ‘there can only be one winner’.
The anticipation of the students knew no bounds as they sat patiently. The judges had collated their results and were seconds from announcing the winner of this year’s Club Display Day. Sweat trickled down teachers’ and students’ faces as they awaited the result announcement.
Then in a slow rising tone, the chief judge announced that the ICT Club emerged the winner of this year’s Clubs Display Day. The ICT teachers as well as their student-members sprang up in joy. Truly their hard work had paid off.
The guest speaker, Mr. Smart Uzoechi – a renowned radio presenter, life coach and mentor spoke to the students on the importance of participation in club activities. This inspired the students to put in more effort into club meetings as some of the skills acquired may be the key to their success in future.
Written by Etiaba Dikanna – Year 11
The morning of this pre-Children’s Day celebration was met with as little fervor as every other Saturday. The cock was yet to crow; the sun was yet to rise; and the stars shun over the heads of the students as their slow walk stood as the only evidence of last night’s sleep. The only highlight of what began as a gloomy day was the fact that there was no inspection.
The weary students crossed the hostel’s threshold to get ready for the washing that lay ahead. Their dream of extra sleep lay forgotten as they tried, as quickly as possible, to wash the mounds of clothes that piled up during the week. Hardly anyone remembered the festivities in store.
The morning drew on as the students groaned to their rooms. The cock had finally crowed; the sun smiled in the sky; and the stars were nowhere to be seen.
The first sign that put students in the Carousel mood was the sight of an unfamiliar face. Every year during Carousel, the school organizes a little talk show for the students. This year was no exception. The theme of the talk smiled, glaringly, from the projected slide: Making a Change. The talk was nothing short of wonderful as the well-dressed man by name Mr. David I. gave an elaborate talk with sensational videos. No matter how much of a success the talk was, students will always be students as they groaned for an opportunity to play.
We were finally released with few basic instructions, which, of course, we were bound to break. Snacks were shared, songs were played and the field came to light as students moved their bodies to symphonious tunes. Though a light shower cut our day short, we trooped to the dining hall with the happiness that what started out as a dreaded school day ended with laughter, dirty clothes and a few blisters from the constant jumping.
In all, it was a great day.
Write up by: Etiaba Dikanna and Kindness Ezekwe – Year 11
Our Year 9 Career Day held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 with the theme, ” Career Choice: A Passport to Self Actualization”. It is an annual event through which the school, through its professional guidance counselors, identifies the interests and aptitude of its students and guides them accordingly to ensure they follow their right career paths.
The day was marked with a number of educative and entertaining activities. Resource persons were also present to enlighten the students and their delighted parents on the requirements, challenges and prospects of various careers.
It was a day worthy to be remembered as the students, Parents and staff of Charles Dale Memorial International School turned out en masse to witness the 10th Annual Inter-House Sports Competition held on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event was beautifully organized by the Management and the Sports Committee to showcase the13 school’s love and enthusiasm for sporting activities. such as football, races, basketball and many others.
The Managing Director, Chief (Mrs.) V.O.R. Diete-Spiff in her speech, affirmed that sports enhances physical and mental development as it fosters healthy living as well as balance in the academic life of students. She therefore urged the students to imbibe the team spirit and implore Parents to encourage their children towards achieving this.
The houses competed in various field and track events including Volleyball, Badminton, Table tennis, Javelin, Shot put, Basketball, High jump, Chess & Scrabble game, Football, Long and short distance races.
Topaz House (Yellow) emerged the winner of the event. Emerald House (Green), Ruby (Red) and Sapphire (blue) houses came second, third and fourth positions respectively.
The closing remarks was made by the Executive Director, Princess (Mrs.) Elfrida Omole as the event came to a conclusive end.