2016 to 2017 has been a year of regional, national and international achievements for St. Andrews School. Students have been recognised individually and collectively for talent and skill in a plethora of competitions. Being a leader in the world of sports, St. Andrews has outshone its peers in basketball, football, cricket, and chess as well as in athletics. As one of the top CBSE schools in Hyderabad, St. Andrews is all set to inaugurate a branch in Bangalore and go on to become one of the top 10 CBSE schools in Bangalore in the coming year.
In basketball, the St. Andrews girls’ team won the gold in two of the ten tournaments played over the last year and the boys’ basketball team won the gold in one of the tournaments. Two boys from St. Andrews were selected for the Youth National Basketball Tournament. In football, the boys’ team won two of the five tournaments played in the last year. St. Andrews competed with the top 8 teams in the Hyderabad Cricket Association league to clinch the T20 crown in the 4th Louis Emanuel Premier League. Displaying a high degree of perseverance and consistency, the boys from St. Andrews School emerged as champions of the 13th Rev. Fr. Devasia Chess Tournament.
The athletes of St. Andrews have done their school proud by winning a total of 45 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 18 bronze medals in 5 different athletic meets over the last year including the Hyderabad District Athletic Meet and the CBSE Cluster Meet. During the NCC camp, the boys secured second place in the 200 meters relay race and the entire NCC contingent secured second place in the March past competition.
The prestigious general knowledge quizzes run by the CBSE, CNN News 18 and the Times NIE saw the St. Andrews School participants win laurels for their alma mater. In the interschool competitions, St. Andrews proved to be a worthy competitor beating out all other schools to win the Face-off Debate Tournament. In addition, St. Andrews was declared the clear winner of Infinity, the Interschool Maths Championship, as they defeated 12 other schools.
Individually, students have contributed to St. Andrews’ growing list of credentials. S. Manish Sivakumar scripted a glorious win for the country in artistic skating at the 17th Asian Roller Skating Championship 2016 held in China. P. Vishruth, Varun S. and Ashish Mark Cross participated in the first Telangana State Inter District Football Championships in the Under 18 category. They participated on behalf of Ranga Reddy District and it was declared the champion district out of nine other districts. P. Vishruth was also selected to participate in the Indian football (futsal) team in Paraguay. P. Vishruth participated and won in the Third Students’ Olympic National Games for Andhra Pradesh in the under 17 category. Dhimath Naidu was given the Best Defender title and Ashish Cross was awarded the Best Goalkeeper prize at the Sachdeva Interschool Football Tournament.
Teddy Rahul was declared the best athlete in the Under 14 boys’ category of the Hyderabad District Athletic Meet after winning two gold medals for the 100 meters race and long jump competition. Parul Das won the 100-metre dash in the Under 14 Girls category and Nitesh Yadav won the 800 metres race in the Under 17 Boys category at the CBSE Cluster VII Athletic Meet. K. Pranati, the Zee Telugu Saregama Lil Champ, sang in the playback chorus for the Telugu movie Bahubali 2. Sanjeevani Choudhary won the Drawing and Painting Competition conducted by the NIMS Hospital in Hyderabad.
St. Andrews is hoping that the Bangalore school will replicate achievements, exceed in her accomplishments and become established as one of the best schools in Bangalore.