One of the teams.
Ready to compete. Kai Henriquez, Kevin Tjaden, Paul Speetjens and Rouvin Playfair at the top of Naked Boy Hill as they prepare for the challenge.
From left: Shurviënne Lourens Leito, Tristan Williams, Joshua Mook Canhigh and Javier Wadilie.
Team members preparing for the challenge.
PHILIPSBURG–Milton Peters College (MPC) is preparing for its fifteenth annual Extreme Survival challenge, which is set for April 13, under the theme “Outrun, Outplay, Outlast.” Teams will compete in a number of challenging activities to capture the winning title.
More than 80 contestants, students as well as teachers, are preparing for the event. To qualify, participants must complete several tests, such as hiking to the top of Naked Boy Hill and sprinting from the Courthouse to Boardwalk Boulevard. The aim of the challenge is to encourage teamwork in school.
“During the day, competitors will be tested physically and emotionally. There is a lot of hiking involved, but participants also have complete group assignments. You really need your team to encourage you and pull you through,” the SVOBE school board organising committee said.
“We are very much looking forward to the event. It’s a tradition that we are proud of, and the winners are given the title Most Extreme SXM Team, which is a great honour within the school.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/86091-more-than-80-to-compete-in-mpc-extreme-challenge