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My ‘Ananda College’ (Sri Lanka) Prefect’s Badge From 1966.

by Anura Guruge


Getting an e-mail from the “Prefects’ Guild of Ananda College“, which I had never heard of before, yesterday morning, about this event (below), prompted me to go rescue my old Prefect’s badge from 1966 (which is now 50 years old).

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Click to access their rather colorful Facebook page.


Anura Guruge Ananda College Prefect Badge


I think that this is from 1966. I don’t think it was from earlier. Though I only left in August 1967, I don’t think I got this in my last year.

I was an Ananda College Prefect twice (as far as I recall) — once in Lower School and then in Middle School. I am fairly sure I was “Head Boy” of Lower School. Have a vague idea that I might have been “Head Boy” in Middle School too — but that could be my mind playing tricks.

I do know that this badge was a RARITY! It was from a batch that was cast wrong.

The background should have been GOLD, maroon and gold our proud school colors.

Gray/silver was the WORST color possible. Maroon and silver the colors of our arch rival (at cricket) Nalanda College.

I remember that the staff were rather sheepish when they handed out these wrongly minted medals. But, it was the only I was given.

So …

C’est la vie. I just did a quick check on eBay. None for sale.

I just checked my Ananda College prize list (which I had posted online (and will duplicate below)). Appears that I won the “Best Prefect” Challenge Cup in 1965. So I was definitely a prefect in 1965. [I was also a House Prefect at Mill Hill, a post I resigned.] 

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Related Posts:
>> Check Category “Sri Lanka” for many other posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge


Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, NH, December 2015, Winter Concert.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ACS December 2015: Band & Chorus.
>> ACS Christmas 2015 Grade 4.
>> ACS Christmas 2014 Grade 3.
>> ACS 2015 District Concert.
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++++ Search ‘ACSwith or without ‘grade for the many, many posts  >>>>


Thursday, December 17, 2015
6:30 pm
Prospect Mountain High School auditorium.

Mixed Choir & Alumni Sing.


As is my wont and weakness I focus — quite literally — on Devanee, though in this case I did do a few pan-outs and also tried to capture Ben Cookinham, particularly during his solo, because he is Devanee’s boyfriend and I kind of like him (though, of course, the two do not necessarily go hand in hand).

Click images to access the 2 YouTube videos.


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The two videos filmed with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

These were the third set of videos I have shot with this camera, these, the concert the week before, being the first.

I didn’t have the time to set any video-related settings. So these were shot in ‘auto’ mode using the default settings.


Alton Central School (ACS) [NH]: December 2015 Band & Chorus Concert.

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by Anura Guruge



Related posts:
>> ACS Christmas 2015 Grade 4.
>> ACS Christmas 2014 Grade 3.
>> ACS 2015 District Concert.
>> ACS 2015 Grade 3 Wax Museum.

>> ACS West African Drumming
… … … ….

++++ Search ‘ACSwith or without ‘grade for the many, many posts  >>>>


Tuesday, December 15, 2015
6:30 pm
Prospect Mountain High School auditorium.

Both Elementary & Middle School Bands & Choruses.


I no make no excuses. I was primarily taping Teischan. Sorry.

The school taped the entire concert.

Click images to access the 3 YouTube videos.


Elementary School Chorus Part I, singing ‘Time to Deck the Hall’ & a Hanukkah song in Hebrew and English.


Elementary School Chorus Part II, singing ‘Jingle Bells’ & ‘Chopsticks’.


The two videos filmed with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

These were the second set of videos I have shot with this camera, these, the concert the week before, being the first.

I didn’t have the time to set any video-related settings. So these were shot in ‘auto’ mode using the default settings.


Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. 2015: Devanee’s 8th Grade Celebration, June 23rd.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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2015 3rd grade “Wax Museum”.
>> 2015 “Winni Walk“.

>> 2015 ACS “Take A Loved For Lunch”.
>> PHMS “The Wizard Of Oz” March 27, 2015.
>> ACS West African drumming assembly.

++++ Search ‘ACS‘ for many, many other posts on varied topics >>>>


Click to ENLARGE or play the VIDEO.






ACS Middle School Chrous, with Devanee (to the far right, mainly hidden), performing at the Celebration.

Click to play 1:30 minute video.




A really CUTE baby at the Celebrations.

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Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. Choruses At May 21, 2015 ACS, BES & PMHS District Concert.

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Related posts:
>> PHMS “The Wizard Of Oz” March 27, 2015.

>> ACS Christmas 2014 Grade 3 concert.

>> ACS West African drumming assembly.

++++ Search ‘ACS‘ for many, many other posts on varied topics >>>>


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Which one is Devanee should NOT be hard to work out. [She looks just like me.]

ACS’ Hillarie Camire, expecting her third — who will, I hear, take the next year off to raise the kids. She did a lot to help Devanee with her singing. The kids will miss her. She is very well loved and respected.


I posted 4 YouTube videos.

Click to ENLARGE. Use the links listed below.

Here are the links to access them:
1. Elementary chorus.
2. Middle School chorus I.
3. Middle School chorus II.
4. Combined choruses.