CBSS student wins regional essay competition

Phillip (left) with Tourism Minister Robert Tonge
Phillip (left) with Tourism Minister Robert Tonge

Montell Phillip of the Castle Bruce Secondary School (CBSS) is the first place winner in the senior division of the 2015 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Essay Contest.

This year’s theme was “How the cruise industry improved my country?” and Montell’s essay, according to the FCCA “truly exemplifies Caribbean excellence”.

Montell has been awarded a cash scholarship of US $3,000 by the FCCA. Cheque and plaque will be handed over to Montell by the Minister of Tourism Honorable Robert Tonge at a ceremony to be held at the Castle Bruce secondary School on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 12: 30pm. The Castle Bruce Secondary School will also receive an award of US $3,000 from the FCCA.

Dominica last secured a first place win in the competition in 2007. However, over the past seven years Dominica has secured 2nd and 3rd places in the competition. We wish to congratulate Montell Phillip on his exemplary performance; he has made his parents, his school, and Dominica proud.

DDA wishes to encourage students to participate in all future competition as the FCCA Essay Contest 2015.DDA also appeals to the various Primary & Secondary schools to work with students, motivate them, encourage them to participate, inspire them to aim for excellence as such competitions is motivation for students and simulates tourism awareness

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  1. Keturah Alfred
    October 24, 2015

    Congrats Montell. Greater things ahead. CBSS.

  2. William Mc Lawrence
    October 21, 2015

    Congratulations to Montell Phillip for winning the top prize in the Senior Division of the FCCA School’s Essay Contest. A copy of his essay should be published; may be some of our public and private sector stakeholders may learn a few things from what he wrote.

  3. Jesus Christ is Lord
    October 21, 2015

    Well done youngster

  4. The Real Facts
    October 20, 2015

    Proud to be a winner. Your family are no doubt proud of you.
    Congratulations. You have proved, so far to be an intelligent young man. Keep it up.

  5. stupesss
    October 20, 2015

    CBSS doing big things these days..

  6. October 20, 2015

    Great job montey bring money for me :lol

  7. truththe
    October 20, 2015

    Congratulations Montel well done. Sorry you reach as far as Trinidad and had to return to Dominica, you were not able to receive your award in Mexico in person.
    Hope next time the authorities do their home work in the proper way.

    October 20, 2015

    That school is working so hard with almost nothing. If Ministry of Education say that school is not trying they damm lie. That principal and her teachers going all out to love, care and teach people children. Well done Montell, Well done CBSS. We there with all you all the way

  9. i must speak
    October 20, 2015

    well done son :)

  10. October 20, 2015

    Big uo to c b s s. Castle massive.

  11. Concerned
    October 20, 2015

    Congrats. Great job.

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