Twelve students from various secondary schools in Dominica, who participated in a school jingle competition organized by Crime Stoppers Dominica, have been awarded.
They are: Verlisa Bedneau, Kyanna Dyer, Naya Irish, Ajha Johnson, Che Joseph, Gabrielle Leblanc, Alyssa Letang who are presently students of the Convent High School, Jaylen Baron, Emrode Elie, Nigel Lawrence, Kahya Delsol and Zoe Bannis.
At the time of their participation in 2015, the students were enrolled at the Convent Preparatory School in grade 6.
The Jingle was entitled, “Stop the Crime in Dominica.”
Executive Director of Crime Stoppers Dominica, Diana Pascal who was addressing the prize giving ceremony held at the Fort Young Hotel on Wednesday, said the purpose of the competition was to raise awareness of the Crime Stoppers Dominica program among the youth and to highlight its role in helping to keep communities safe through anonymous crime reporting.
“We invited schools across the island to take part in the competition that promotes the theme, choose a medium and speak up,” she said.
According to Pascal, the competition comprised of two categories.
“The first was an essay and poetry component and the second the jingle category,” she explained.
She said prizes for the winners of the essay competition were already awarded.
“The essay competition was won by the Lighthouse Christian Academy…Yasmin Sentfeben won the first prize,” Pascal revealed. “For second prize we had a tie, Mackelma Jno Baptiste of the Laudat Primary School and Joshua James of the Massacre/Canefield Primary School. The poetry category was won by Kersani Peltier of the Massacre/Canefield Primary School and the second prize was won by Libbe Lewis of the St Martin’s Primary School.”