Another name gets inducted into the Johnian Eagle’s Hall of Fame!! A.Jenushan (Grade 9) from St. John’s College, Jaffna gets handpicked to represent the National U15 Soccer team! He is now set to take on other countries on behalf of Sri Lanka! And what’s more? He is the youngest boy to make it to the list of Johnian Eagles!! The College celebrated Jenushan’s success by organising a grand reception for him. When he arrived at the gates of the College, he was welcomed by the Principal, staff, a member of the Provincial Council and reporters, garlanded and escorted by the members of the College Band towards the Peto Hall where further honour and accolades awaited him. The Principal described it as ‘one of the happiest moments in the History of St. John’s College.’ The Most Prestigious Award for sports, ‘The Johnian Eagle for Soccer – 2015’ was conferred upon him.
Mr Emmanuel Arnold, Hon. Member of Northern Provincial Council, a distinguished Old Boy of our College whose speciality during school days was Soccer, gave away the certificate and the medal. The Principal in his speech thanked the parents for allowing Jenushan for practices regularly. He also thanked all the coaches who had trained him at various levels and in various age groups.
Special words of thanks went to Mr. S.Antonypillai and Mr.S.Thileepan for the special coaching session they organised for him.In the end, he thanked Jenushan himself for his commitment, hard work and perseverance. The Principal told the rest of the students to heed Jenushan’s example; that by presenting oneself for practices regularly with discipline and dogged determination, one could achieve national and international recognition.
“I think that's what we all want, in the end.
To know that we left footprints when we passed by,
We want to be remembered.
So remember us.
― Mike A. Lancaster
Jenushan has left his imprint and his name will remain forever on the walls of Peto Hall.