October 19, 2010
Courts Reading Finals

Nine students from nine primary schools, along with their supporters will converge at Frenches House today, for the finals of the Courts OECS reading competition.{{more}}

The students are: Jada Peters of the Bequia Anglican School, Rhobyn Barnabe of the Kingstown Preparatory, Enrico Castello of the Colonarie Primary, Briana Montrope of the Chateaubelair Primary, Shenique Thomas of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic, Nickelson Lavia of the Owia Primary, Roneifa Clarke of the Argyle Primary, Dandre Toney of the Georgetown Primary and Calissa Prevost of the Lauders Primary.

Each student will be expected to read a narrative document, followed by an informative piece in the two rounds of competition.

Today’s winner will go on to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the regional finals which takes place in Dominica this year.

The lucky student will also earn the right to read a segment of the SVG TV evening news, and a cash prize of $2,000.

All finalists will receive books, trophies and savings account along with other prizes.

If the winner is successful in the regional tournament, he or she will also win another $5,000 along with a laptop computer.

The local leg of the competition is organized by the Ministry of Education, with additional sponsorship from Jujube bookstore, Bickles, Bank of Nova Scotia, Multigraphics and SVG TV. (JJ)