Badminton bronze for SAGHS pupil
ST AUGUSTINE Girls High School has another reason to celebrate in addition to winning the most number of national scholarships this year.
Pupil Kristi Reno-Singh represented the country at the recent Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) tournament in the Dominican Republic and won a bronze medal.
The tournament took place last month.
The 15-year-old partnered with Sherifa Jamieson from Suriname to reach the semi-finals in the Under -17 girls doubles, but the pair was defeated by Sabriel Caceres and Eramdi Morales of Puerto Rico.
Reno-Singh said given the conditions under which the tournament was played, she was "only too happy" to bring back a bronze medal for the country.
She said, "I am continuing with my training and will be looking forward to next year's tournament where I plan to continue to win medals for Trinidad and Tobago."
Reno-Singh first represented the country at age 10 at the same tournament in Suriname. Since then she has played for T&T each year, doing well in her age group.
Her father Reno Singh said his daughter who is now in Form Four may have not as much time to focus on the sport but she still trains "to improve and to maintain her form".
He said she gets up early to train at the Central Regional Indoor Sporting Complex with her group the Central Regional Indoor Sporting Stars (Cristars).
St Augustine Girls' High School won 36 scholarships, 17 of which were open, the school with the most number of scholarships awarded this year.