Richland Park duo win KCCU School quiz
December 17, 2004
Richland Park duo win KCCU School quiz

Something good has to be happening at the Richland Park Primary School. The teachers, especially those associated with Kelisha Henry and Niketa Toney, must be complimented. The parents ought to be proud of their children and continue their instructions along the path of universal secondary education on the threshold for September 2005. {{more}}Others who have contributed to the preparation of the students will be elated by Henry and Toney’s success.

The two grade six students showed their depth of knowledge to take the first Kingstown Cooperative Credit Union Primary School Quiz at the Kingstown Methodist Church hall last Saturday. Quizzed in areas of local and regional history, current affairs, general knowledge, credit union affairs and sports, the Richland Park tag team clicked sufficiently to out-point their five rivals. Their wits earned them the Thomas Saunders Challenge Trophy, symbol of mental dominance and named for the man who died November 21, 1999 and was recognized as one of the pioneers of the credit union movement here, at the forefront of many co-operatives including the KCCU. His son Chesley handed over the trophy on his behalf.

Dr. Alson Jack ensured the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s endorsement of the event and presented the champion’s trophy to the winners.

Okyne Browne and Jeanetta Richards from Calliaqua Anglican took the second spot. The Park Hill duo of Kascia Smart and Olvita Bobb placed third. The Kingstown Government School, with Marlon Wilkins and Shonelle McKie, filled the fourth position while Layou, represented by Alexsia Joseph and Judy Bacchus, and New Grounds’ Omark Andrews and Jannah Browne shared the remaining places.

The students will have reasons to be satisfied having reached the final. Cash, along with appropriate trophies were handed out to the participants. They emerged from a preliminary round in which 42 of the nation’s primary schools were engaged.

The KCCU, registered in 1958, has a membership of 10,171 and assets worth $28.6.