Sunday 18 November, 2018

Come through Combermere, Dj Puffy win

‘Up and On’

Combermere Old Scholar Andre ‘Dj Puffy’ Parris has given his alma mater yet another reason to scream ‘Up and On’.

Here are five things Puffy did in Santiago, Chile this week to give Combermerians the right to pompasette on the timelines and ‘come long through’ on social media with their motto as a hashtag - #UpandOn.

1. He did what no other Caribbean person has ever done by winning the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals.

2. He won with soca plates on a world stage.

3. He thanked his sponsors and fellow competitors in his thank you speech.

4. He thanked Bajans and everyone from the Caribbean region who showered him with love during and after he won his qualifier.

5. He sacrificed, worked hard and worked smart developing his craft and constantly pushing the envelope in creative ways as he learned at the workshops held outside of the competition.

Dj Puffy has won and it could as well be considered one small step for Barbados, but one giant leap for C-A-W-M-E-R-E. What that spell? CAWMERE!

The University of Waterford maybe closed at present but it’s old scholars are breaking down barriers and opening doors in a way that fellow old scholar, the Father of Independence Errol W. Barrow did 50 years ago.

Combermere excelled in 2016. 

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Look at how:

1. In April, Carlos Brathwaite, now Captain, led the West Indies Men to their second ICC World Twenty20 champion title.

2. Rihanna's Fenty Puma by Rihanna Creepers won Shoe of the Year at the FootwearNews Achievement Awards 2016 in NYC on November 29.

3. Dj Puffy wins the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in December.

The Combermere School is three for three.

Congrats Puffy and The Combermere School!