Kenya Alcy of St. Joseph Primary wins Kweyol Spelling Bee competition

Kenya Alcy of St. Joseph Primary School is the winner of the new Kweyol Spelling Bee Competition which ended here today.

Out of over 20 words, Alcy was able to outnumber 19 other students from various schools around the country.

Chakira Bramble of  Grand Bay Primary  School finished  second; Chelsea  Lawrence  of  Wesley  Primary  School placed third and     Brendon  Esprit  of  Campbell Primary finished fourth.

Chief  Cultural  Officer   Raymond  Lawrence  says  Dominicans  must  be  resolute   to  preserve  the   Creole  language.

“This  further   links  our  ancestry and  ties  us to  our  neighbours  in  the  Caribbean,” he said.

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27 Comments

  1. Kenia Alcy
    May 3, 2012

    Thank you everyone for your coments and I will always do my best to succed in education :-P

  2. D/CA abroad
    May 22, 2010

    Thanks Kenya for a job well done!! and the otheres who did very well . could u imagine at that age and spelling and wrigting kweyol u’all must be darn good congrats . st.joe primary show them what we can do yaaaaa !!! it was time i love that , i feel proud .

  3. yoyo(London Crew)
    May 20, 2010

    congratulations!!!!!!!! My past school Rocks…..

  4. Wowo
    May 20, 2010

    Great job sweetheart, does anyone know how hard it is to spell these words? Easy to speak it but hard to spell way to go!

  5. Cultural Custodian
    May 20, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS Kenya and all the other participants. You did us proud and put many of us in the shade. Way to go! Komite pou etid Kweyol (KEK) keep up the good more. Let’s hope there is more in the pipeline.

  6. thunder horse
    May 19, 2010

    Students should be given the chance to speak the creole language in schools as well, and also to introduce creole and french as compulsory languages along with English and Math.

    • May 19, 2010

      Congratulations to all the students .I feel elated for Kenya for taking the top spot.Senjo Massive let`s give her the support, so that she can reach to higher heights.I`m in support for a text book in Kweyol.Let`s take action now.I also want to commend the promoters for their hard work and dedication.

  7. blackheart
    May 19, 2010

    don’t care who won , all for the preservation of the creole language .

  8. blackheart
    May 19, 2010

    this is excelente that we have this competition in dominica , i am so proud, and happy. i am all for the saving our creole heritage …wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  9. Rebirth
    May 19, 2010

    Congratulates to the Ms. Kenya and all the other participants. You guys did a great job.

    On another note, one cannot talk about preserving the language if the mechanisms are not put in place. We’ve been hearing about the introduction of the kweyol language in the schools, what’s the status on that? At what phase is its development? Are there any written texts which can used to guide the course?I only know of the dictionary compiled by Fontaine.

    It’s high time we take action and take the necessary steps to introduce our language because if not now, then we can sure bet that anytime after will be too late.

  10. kay
    May 19, 2010

    well done to all the students as already expressed by my fellow readers. Special praise to my nephew Brandon Esprit. Aye, fella, you did us very well all the way up in England, Canada, America,Mahaut and Cambell.

    be blessed!
    uncle kay

  11. Dubiqois
    May 19, 2010

    Kenya, For all your effort and hard work, I congratulate you. Well done.

  12. diaspora
    May 19, 2010

    well done st joe but can you immagine wesley place so high and place that cannot speak the language well done students……………

  13. May 18, 2010

    I still waiting for more comments commending the students. you go guys! congratulations!!

  14. GARFORD GEORGE
    May 18, 2010

    Cogratulations to all the students.I like what the Chief Cultural Officer said.That is so true.
    Big up your self Raymond Lawrance. You are a true dedicated Donmnitjen. Garford George

  15. Senjo
    May 18, 2010

    A job well done congratulations kenya you have made your community proud and our school proud well done and keep up the good work.

  16. child
    May 18, 2010

    i so want to learn to spelll in kweyol.i writ it the way i say it .example ,mwe passa faie enyen (i cannot do nothing )lol ,i would place minus 0 on the speeling quiz .congrats st joseph

    • Kenia Alcy
      May 3, 2012

      you can learn it and practice every day and week ends but make sure u take a brake for fun to relax.
      If I could do it anybody else can do it to 8)

  17. Anonymous
    May 18, 2010

    good job.. im loving my primary school

  18. May 18, 2010

    Good work students, congratulations to all the students. This is something positive for the young ones but alas, they only commenting on the dramatic news. Start congratulating the young ppl. post comments. bondie

  19. volcano
    May 18, 2010

    congrats st joe

  20. willet
    May 18, 2010

    we have to continue preserving our culture.by exposing the young kids you guys are doing a great job

  21. sweet
    May 18, 2010

    thats right what they think grandbay people alone that know creole!!

    • Mabouche
      May 18, 2010

      geeze! How does that add to the positive aspect of whats at hand ?

      • Anonymous
        May 19, 2010

        i was thinking the same thing.. some people like to put negative criticism where it should not go.. congratulate all the kids and stop the comparing, that would make things better “sweet”

    • Dubiqois
      May 19, 2010

      Dearest Sweet,

      This is a positive forum – where we should be rejoicing in Kenya’s success. If you cannot give her your full focus, keep your dribble in mouth.

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