The RCL President said his club is extremely happy about the high level of participation that came from the various schools throughout St. Kitts, noting that it is indicative of the commitment by our nation’s teachers and parents to encourage children to read more and as such learn new words along the way.
He said the Rotary was ecstatic to see 17 of the 24 primary schools in St. Kitts participating in this year’s competition.
Minister of Education, Nigel Carty, has also added his voice to the high standard of the event, and has congratulated the participants encouraging them to continue to stay focused and work hard in school. Minister Carty also applauded RCL for its continued excellence in promoting youth empowerment and development programmes such as the Spelling Bee Competition.
Carty said that a competition of this nature is a critical component of our youth’s educational advancement and the Rotary Club of Liamuiga must be commended for being a leader is this area.
The Annual Spelling Bee was held at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium-ECCB on October 25th, 2012. Students, teachers, parents and well-wishers packed the auditorium, wearing their respective schools’ colours and cheered on their favourite competitors. The word battle was intense but when the smoke cleared the top three participants for the competition, who all received trophies and gifts from Seven Seas, LIME and Western Union, were as follows:
1st place – Ms. Daria James, George Moody Stuart Primary (Awarded EC $1,000)
2nd place – Mr. Mickronn Stevens, Beach Allen Primary (Awarded EC $800)
3rd place – Ms. Imani Comrie, Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary (Awarded EC $500)
James won from a field of 16 other competitors to emerge as the 2012 Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) Spelling Bee Champion.
Sponsors for the event were Seven Seas through their local distributor Ram’s Trading Limited, Western Union of Jamaica, LIME, Sun Top drinks (Ram’s Trading Ltd.) and ZIZ Radio and TV.