The Ministry of Education has announced the names of the six recipients of the National Awards for the Academic Year 2011 to 2012.
According to a release from the Ministry, the six students are deemed to have the best claims to these awards based on their performance in the May/June 2012 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) of the CXC and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) A’Level Examinations.
The six are: Courtnae Bailey, O’mark Andrews, Jeshua Bardoo, Ijahlon Butler, Israel Carr and Jaya Debnath all from the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
The most outstanding performance was recorded by Courtnae Bailey and she will receive the Prime Minister’s Award for her outstanding performance in the Examinations.
Courtnae Bailey and O’mark Andrews will receive National Scholarship Awards while Jeshua Bardoo, Ijahlon Butler, Israel Carr and Jaya Debnath will receive exhibition awards.
Recipients of the National Awards will receive full funding for a five-year period of University Study while recipients of the Exhibition Awards will receive three years full funding for their studies.
Source: NBC Radio
Xenique Daize of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School emerged as the champion reader for 2012, when the curtain came down on the Annual Courts Reading Competition on Wednesday 24th October.
Jerona Mapp of the Stubbs Primary School took the 2nd position, while K’eresa Lai from the Kingstown Preparatory School was 3rd.
The students read in two categories. During the first segment they were required to read a narrative, while in the second, they were required to read a news item from the Searchlight newspaper.
Overall winner Xenique Daize of St. Mary’s roman Catholic Primary was adjudged the best reader of the news item, while 2nd placed Jerona Mapp of the Stubbs Government was adjudged the best reader of the narrative.
The other finalists were Laron Jones of the Questelles Primary School, Jemelia Thomas of the Petersville Primary School, Bethany Triminigham of the Mustique Primary School and Kemmi-ann Roberts of the Fancy Primary School.
According to Education Officer in the Language and Literacy Department of the Ministry of Education, Hanna Browne, this year’s winner Xenique Daize will represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Regional Final, scheduled to take place in Dominica on November 15th.
Mrs. Browne said, since its inception, the competition has created an awareness in schools on the importance of oral reading and fluency.
The Primary Schools Reading Competition was organized by Courts St. Vincent Limited under the theme: “Investing in our nation’s children”.
Source: NBC Radio
Six Finalists are preparing to match their skills in the Final of the 2012 LIME Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition, organized by the Lions Club South.
The Finalists are Kyle James of the St. Vincent Grammar School, D’nain Johnson of the Emmanuel High School, Mesopotamia, Sylvorne Lavia of the North Union Secondary, Nyasha Mofford of the Girls High School, Delight Ollivierre of the Mountain View Adventist Academy and Lexie Selman of the Bishop’s College Kingstown.
The Final will take place at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown this Thursday October 25th.
The students will speak on the topic: "Capitalism has failed: The case for a Different Economic System"
The students are this year competing for a new challenge trophy named in honour of Charter Member, the late Michael Defreitas.
Source: NBC Radio