Monday 11 November, 2019 -- Five schools from the five zones around the island get set to compete in the tenth annual Courts Reading Competition finals scheduled to be held on Wednesday 13th November, 2019 at the 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 Carol Boddie, reigning 2018 winner of the Nazia Byron, Courts St. Kitts representatives Mrs Shaniqua Carey-Brown and Ms. Phillisa Webbe were on hand at the official launch of the competition held on Wednesday 16th October at the N.E.M.A Conference Room. Featured speakers and the COURTS Branch 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.
This competition has been held at the district level where the winners at that level will go on to compete in the COURTS OECS National Reading Championship. This year vying for the National Reading title are Rainer Martin representing Basseterre Zone from the Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Juzariah Richardson, representing East Zone from Cayon Primary, Kaaliyah Peira representing West Zone from the Newtown Primary, Rondre Daniel representing Nevis Zone 1 from Maude Crosse Preparatory, and Khaleed Warner representing Nevis Zone 2 from Elizabeth Pemberton Primary. At this competition, the winner will walk away with $1,500 cash plus $1000 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 (Harper’s Office Depot, Flow, ZIZ Broadcasting Co-operation, Warner’s One Stop, and First Caribbean Bank).
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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