Courts Reading Competition to commence soon
June 26, 2015
Courts Reading Competition to commence soon

Organizers of the Courts National Primary Schools Reading Competition say they are looking forward to a keen contest this year.

At the launch of the 2015 Courts sponsored event at the Windsor Primary School on June 22, officials from the furniture and appliance store and the Ministry of Education said that last year’s winner Rhianna Harry raised the bar to a level they hope would be kept,{{more}} in order to ensure that St Vincent and the Grenadines takes the regional title this time around.

Harry, a pupil of the Windsor Primary School, won the local leg of the competition in 2014, earning the opportunity to represent this country in Grenada at the regional finals.

Although she did not win, she was ranked as one of the top performers at the regional level.

Courts senior manager Michele Samuel said that Harry’s performance, both locally and regionally, was exceptional. She urged the school’s next representative to do his or her best.

“I am going to encourage you to do your best at everything you do. Windsor has a lot to be proud of and you have a huge responsibility to continue in the excellence, to follow in the footsteps and continue to make your school and parents proud,” Samuel advised the students.

Albena Jack, representing the Ministry of Education, also called on the students to continue the excellent tradition of the school in the competition, as she too congratulated Rhianna for her performance.

“Rhianna represented you well and I am sure that you have someone who would represent you just as well, in the preliminary round,” she stated.

Harry, in a presentation to the students, offered some advice to her successor and to students from the various schools that would be participating.

“My advice to those who would be competing this year is to believe in yourself; there is nothing that you can do but be the best that you can be.

“Although I was disappointed at not winning the competition, I was proud of myself for the way I performed. Even though I wanted to win, I believe the competition was about more than winning; it was about doing my best, having a good time, making new friends with similar interests and enjoying all these new experiences with my mom.”

Harry thanked Courts and the Ministry of Education for the opportunity to represent her school and country; her teachers, friends, sponsors and well-wishers, and of course her proud mom, Naudine Harry.

The 2015 edition of the competition will begin with the preliminary rounds, which will run from June 29 to July 1. The local finals are slated for September 2015.

This year, the winner of the local leg of the competition will receive a monetary gift, prizes from various sponsors of the competition and would represent St Vincent and the Grenadines at the regional finals, slated for Dominica.