The Washington Archibald High School was declared winner of the Third Essay Competition put on by the Food and Agriculture Organization, to mark World Food Day.
In recognition of their outstanding achievement, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Timothy Harris, extended congratulations to the teachers and students, for what he termed, a “marvelous accomplishment”.
The school copped three major prizes, including the first and second places in the 11-14 year old category and second place in the 15-17 year old category.
The Coordinator of the Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO), World Food Day activities, is said to have initiated the Third Essay Competition, under the theme ‘Food Prices – from Crisis to Stability.’
The winners are to receive cash prizes and library books for the following two categories: (A) 11 to 14 years and (B) 15 to 17 years. The First Prize is US $500, the Second Prize is US $400 and the Third Prize is US $300 for both categories.
A 2011 World Food Day bronze medal will be given to these winners as well. A bronze medal and a set of books for the school libraries were also given to those placing fourth, fifth and sixth.
The three prizes won by The Washington Archibald High School were:
Category A (11-14 years)
First Prize: Renell Agard, Washington Archibald High School
Fifth Prize: Zoe Cheyenne Quinlan, Washington Archibald High School
Category B (15-17 years)
Second Prize: Kayla Farrell, Washington Archibald High School
Prizes and medals would be given out to winners in the near future. Harris expressed his gratitude to the FAO Representatives, the school’s principal and teachers and the students for assistance and participation in the event.