October 4, 2013

Seven finalists named to contest Courts OECS Reading Competition

The finalists to contest this years Courts OECS Reading Competition have been selected.{{more}}

Following the preliminaries which took place over the past week, seven students emerged out front, and now have a chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools, and a place in the regional finals slated for St Lucia.

The seven finalists are Jaynese Providence of the Bequia Anglican Primary School, Anya Quashie of the Calliaqua Anglican School, Danielle Quashie of the Gomea Methodist School, Saviola Blake of the Diamonds Government School, Krysten Barbour of the St Mary’s RC School, Bhokeem Henville of the Kingstown Preparatory School, and Millicia Quashie of the Layou Government School.

The local finals take place on Thursday, October 10.

The winner of next Thursday’s competition will be this country’s representative at the regional finals October 17, and stands a chance to win prizes including a $5,000 for herself and her school as well as a laptop.

Here at home, among the prizes to be won are $2000, a Samsung Tablet, a Kindle Fire, books, groceries, savings accounts, and a chance to read a news segment on SVG TV.

St Vincent and the Grenadines has competed in the regional finals four times, with the highest place achieved being third.

Last year’s local winner was Zanique Daize of the St Mary’s RC School.