December 11, 2009
Lyndsay wants schoolmates to emulate her

Lyndsay Dowers of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School is encouraging her school mates to continue reading so that they too can enjoy the success she now enjoys.{{more}}

Lyndsay, winner of the local leg of the OECS Courts Primary School reading competition, placed third overall in the grand finale in Dominica on November 13.

And, on Tuesday, December 8, she officially collected her winnings, which include $2,000 and a laptop courtesy of Courts St Vincent Ltd.

“I had a good time and felt very excited,” Lyndsay said.

Her good showing also benefited her school, as the institution received $2,000 and a Dell desktop computer.

“I had no problem choosing Lyndsay,” Noreen Ferguson, reading coordinator at the school, said.

“She is a good reader and had good support not only from the school, but from home as well,” she continued.

Alexis John, Marketing Executive of Courts, identified educational development as the main reason for his company’s sponsorship of the competition.

“This is part of our sponsorship guidelines,” John explained.

“There is a direct relationship between the country’s economic and social development and literacy,” he continued.

John pledged his company’s continued support to the competition, noting that next year’s edition is going to be bigger and better.

The local competition was hailed a success this year with a total of 63 out of a possible 66 primary schools taking part in the preliminary stage. (DD)