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For the second time this year the students’ committee of JPS senior high school has proven that with cooperation, teamwork and hard work, everything is possible. Indeed, the Apollo Cup this year was better than the last. It had been a week-long celebration involving sports and talent competitions. The committee chose the theme ‘The Exoneration’ to signify freedom of expression of one’s talent and skills.

The Cup was formally opened on Saturday, 29th of September. A simple yet a very meaningful opening ceremony was held at JPS Gym A. In attendance were the coaches, teachers, athletes and participants of the different competitions and of course JPS teachers and students. Mr. Alfonsus Harjono, principal of JHS and SHS formally opened the cup and led the releasing of the ceremonial balloons.

For the whole week, October 1-5, the different competitions were held. There were competitions in basketball as well as futsal both for junior and senior high school students, solo vocal and modern dance. All competitions were held during the week and were headed by the committee who all did a great job as everything went smoothly and according to plan.

The closing ceremony was held on Saturday, October 6. It was a very exciting closing program that ran for almost five hours. The five finalists for the solo vocal competition competed on that day, guest bands from different schools performed as well as JPS bands and singers. There were also performances from our special judges like Ezra, composer of Asian Paragames themesong, and Ilham, Indonesian Idol Top 20. And as requested by the students DJ Matthew Ville was on the house that day. The students really enjoyed the day.

Apollo Cup: The Exoneration was truly a success. Congratulations to the students’ committee and all the teachers of JPS headed by Mr. Harjono for making the event possible. We look forward to Apollo Cup 2019.