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November 27, 2009
KPS retains Leo Club National Primary Schools’ Writing/Reading Competition

Aranique Jackson, an eight-year-old Grade Four student of the Kingstown Preparatory School, read and wrote her way to the top position of the Leo Club St. Vincent Annual National Primary Schools’ Writing/Reading Competition, held last Saturday at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown.{{more}}

Jackson emerged winner in the spontaneous segment, where the students were given 30 seconds to familiarize themselves with an unfamiliar passage, then were asked to read it, and answer three questions based on the passage.

A soft spoken, but confident Jackson told SEARCHLIGHT that she was happy to have won the competition.

When quizzed about her preparation for the Finals, she said: “I read a lot and had to read my essay to my classmates”.

The prepared segment was won by Adriann Straker of the Du Bois Government. She, like the other six finalists, was required to read to the audience and judges Mavis Findlay, Gloria John- Mc Knee and Roderick Jones their essays on the topic “Why I am proud to be Vincentian”.

Straker took the third place, when the overall placing was announced.

Jackson and Straker, sandwiched Joshanna Alexander of the Calliaqua Anglican School, who placed second.

The other finalists were Joleen Grant of the Stubbs Government, Breyan Rogers of Brighton Methodist, Kadmiel Charles of the Fair Hall Primary and Rachelle Bradshaw of the Dorsetshire Hill Government. (RT)