This year qualifies as the Year of Renaissance for Pettigrew House. Junior and Middle school-ers were enthusiastic in an unprecedented way, raring to go, and the exceptional new talent from Class XI was a shot in the arm.
We opened with a bang. Pettigrew House took the Inter House Cricket Tournament in both the Senior and Junior categories. There were no surprises there, what with the caliber of players our team boasted.
We made a clean sweep in the swimming championship, lifting the House Championship Trophy courtesy the 212 points we put on the board. Swimmers such as Vishnu U Naveen and Charan N outclassed their competitors in the Middle and Senior School Category respectively.
Annual Sports Day was a pleasing affair with the Senior placing 3rd and the Juniors 2nd. We won the award for the best tent decoration and house Mascot, the latter a welcome addition to the Sports Day paraphernalia. We aptly picked an upward pointing arrow embodied our house motto ‘Shoot straight and true”. Junior school emerged on top securing the 1st place in inter house football, TT and badminton. Their spirit and enthusiasm was both surprising and contagious.
From sports to literary events then, Pettigrew House won the maiden Cottonian Model United Nations wherein Rahil, Anirudh and Varun representing USA bagged the Best Delegation. If that was not reason enough to celebrate, Joachim took home the award for the best position paper for the ECOSOC.
The achievements reached a resounding crescendo with the inter house music competitions where a first place across the board – vocal solo, pop song and compulsory hymn – was our crowning glory.
Dramatics followed suit, though it wasn’t just as simple. A completely different kettle of fish from the dramatics competitions of the preceding years, we had to work within the realm of Shakespeare, One-Act plays and Musicals. Despite the struggle, and with the input of the Dramatics Captain, Mohit and House teachers, we took first place with Pope House. To give you the break down, Juniors and Seniors each bagged second place while Middle schoolers took the third spot.
A big thank you to all the teachers of Pettigrew house for their unstinting support and the students for their predominantly forthcoming co-operation and enthusiasm.
- Siddhant Mandhana
Pettigrew House Captian 2009