…school takes pride in transformation drive
MWENEZI - Maranda High School’s talented Under 17 boys’ volleyball team has yet again raised Masvingo province’s flag higher after finishing at second position at the recently-held National Beach Volleyball Competitions (NBVC).
The tight national contests, hosted by Dewure High School in Gutu district from September 27 – 29, saw Maranda High’s skilful boys progressing from group stage up to the finals.
Under the mentorship of Samuel Chatunga, popularly known in the volleyball circles as ‘destroyer’, the Maranda High team succeeded against tough competition from such high schools such as Chibi, Churchill, Munene and Murambinda.
The Maranda High squad managed to secure a clean ticket to the finals after defeating Murambinda 2-0 in the semi-finals. They however, suffered a 2-0 defeat in the finals where they played Bulawayo-based Luveve High School.
Maranda High School head, Henry Mapira praised the team for the superb performance, saying such an achievement reflected the school’s capability to achieve greater results.
“The boys’ triumph is a landmark in the school’s history and we dedicate this to God. This is our second time in a row participating in the same games at national level. This time around, we exceeded our previous performance and this was made possible by our dedicated and hardworking staff.
“Owing to the unwavering support rendered by our committed SDC, parents and business community, our volleyball team has made us proud,” said Mapira.
He also told TellZim News that the school’s strategic position in the entire Mwenezi West had given them a challenge to turn it into a boarding school.
He said he was happy that the school had recorded a steadily rising pass rate over the years, leading to parents from the most unlikely places coming to find placement for their children.
Maranda High, which is one of the leading schools in the whole Mwenezi district, is on a transformation drive which involves the upgrading of facilities and the construction of a perimeter wall to improve security.