May 1st, 2018 -- Five schools from the five zones around the island get set to compete in the ninth annual Courts Reading Competition finals scheduled to be held on May 4th 2018 at the Antigua Foyer Conference Room at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. The competition organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, encourages reading whilst assessing the reading fluency, accuracy, enunciation, smoothness, confidence and expression of the participants.
Representative from the Ministry of Education, Miss Jacqueline Lewis-Bassue, reigning 2016 winner of the National Finals Devshi Saxena, Courts St. Kitts representatives Mrs Trudy Lewis Allen and Ms. Heidi Williams, as well as members of the media among others were on hand at the official launch of the competition held on Monday March 15th 2018 at the Curriculum Development Unit Conference Room. Featured speakers and the COURTS Senior Manager in her address to the gathering expressed the company’s delight to have launched a competition that continues to improve literacy in St. Kitts.
“Part of being a good cooperate citizen is displaying and sharing your wealth, knowledge and talent in the countries in which you operate. What we do at Courts is give back; we do so through sponsorships, donations and also through initiatives like the Courts Schools Reading Competition. If you can read, you are building a strong foundation for success, there is nothing in this world that you cannot do if you can read.
This competition has been held at the district level where the winners at that level will go on to compete in the COURTS National Reading Championship. This year vying for the National Reading title are Nazia Byron representing Basseterre Zone from the Beach Allen Primary, Zyon Daniel representing East Zone from the Violet Petty Primary, Shazonna Marshall representing West Zone from the Bronte Welsh Primary, N’Kosanae Hanley representing Nevis Zone 1 from the Ivor Walters Primary, and Jenieve Thomas representing Nevis Zone 2 from Montessori Academy. At this competition, the winner will walk away with $2000 cash plus $2000 cash for his/her school. 1st runner up will walk away with $750 cash and 2nd runner up will receive $500 cash. Each participating student will receive complimentary gifts compliments Courts and their sponsors.
We at Courts anticipate a successful competition this year. We understand the importance of empowering our youth because one of our core values is the improvement of the lives of those persons who continue to support us.
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