Lighthouse Christian Academy tops reading competition quarter final

Annessa Laurent captured at total of 277 points
Annessa Laurent captured a total of 277 points

The Lighthouse Christian Academy has captured first place in the final round of the DBS/Courts/Ministry of Education Reading Competition quarter finals.

Annessa Laurent amassed 277 points, outperforming ten other schools during the competition held at the PSU Building on Valley Road on Friday afternoon.

Louise Aarons of the Pioneer Preparatory School came in second with a total of 269 points, while Philicia Jack of the St. Joseph SDA took third place with 239 points.

The rest of the results is as follows:

J’Quan Lecointe of Massacre Primary School – 218 points
Jasnique Prosper of Jones Beaupiere Primary – 192 points
Jodi Christmas of the Castle Bruce Primary – 189 points
Halli Christmas of the Campbell Primary – 180 points

Other schools which participated include the Senekou Primary, Delices Primary, Temple SDA and the Bagatelle Primary.

The competition now moves to the semi-final round.

Last year Shanda Francis of the Lighthouse Christian Academy won the competition.



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  1. playboy
    June 24, 2014

    Congratulations, Annessa. Like your predecessors from your school, sing your way into the finals again. And win!

  2. Jew
    June 23, 2014

    To see a Christian school doing so well is most elating…..Keep up the good work Light House …….. God is on your side…Keep leading and being the light in all aspects… :-D

    June 22, 2014

    Keep it up Annessa. Reading is the pillar for success.
    We need to know more about this little Light House.

  4. casius
    June 22, 2014

    so happy for you princess. keep it up. you can make right to the end. nuff respect.

  5. Anonymous
    June 22, 2014

    Congratulations to the Light House Christian Academy School and hearts off to Annessa for emerging top in the competition. Go girl you can do it again for your school. Keep on reading it pays off. Light House doing it big again this year. Great learning Institution. Devoted teachers.

  6. Notdotish
    June 22, 2014


  7. Old Kalinago Chief
    June 21, 2014

    Congratulations, Light House Christian Academy, you are doing a marvelous job, hats off to the principal and all the teachers on your staff. my kid benefited from that school too; and i know your school is going places.

  8. Notdootish
    June 21, 2014

    Congratulations, Go for the GOLD.

  9. June 21, 2014

    congrat light house just stay at the top we lead others follow

  10. Observer
    June 21, 2014

    Congrats to all.

  11. Save our nature isle
    June 21, 2014

    Salisbury Primary was not placed >:(

  12. jah4all
    June 21, 2014

    Congrats! I know Catherine is off her seat. LightHouse, you have a model other schools can follow… sell it to them. Good luck and bring in the top spot for another year.

  13. mindful
    June 21, 2014

    congratulations to you and mom littel Kalinago
    you have made both your teachers and school proud !!!

  14. June 21, 2014

    If there is anything that is needed in Dominica is the ability for the young generation of today, to learn to read with perfect comprehension–otherwise tomorrow’s mature adults is in big trouble–that is if that problem does not already exist; I am afraid to say that it does seem so.

    When I read the writing style and expression of the majority of bloggers on DNO–as I read the height of “numeric” used for verbal terms (words) the height of broken English, and the abbreviations instead of the complete “word or term” as a teacher, I view these practices as the inability to spell and to express one’s self– all of this have to do with “literacy lacking”; that level is extremely frightening

    Let us hope that the schools can help overcome this problem before it gets worst–not only should the children be encouraged to spell and read, they need to learn to express the thoughts in writing as well–this lack is a serious problem that is getting worse and worse,

  15. proud mum
    June 20, 2014

    Congrats love. Continue to keep up the good work. Shanda did it last year, it’s your turn. Take it away lighthouse!

  16. sdcg
    June 20, 2014

    great job aim high there is room at the top.

  17. Parent
    June 20, 2014

    I am still awaiting the results from Monday, June 16, 2014’s competition. Thanks though for the two other updates.

  18. Looking in
    June 20, 2014

    DNO, can you please let us know where the Lighthouse Christian Academy is located? Thank you.

    Congrats to all the participating schools and keep up the good work. Reading is so very important in everyday living.

    • me
      June 23, 2014

      Lighthouse Christian Academy is located in Akinson.

      • me
        June 23, 2014


  19. Esther
    June 20, 2014

    Congratulations to you. your family and the staff at Lighthouse Christian Academy!

  20. Anonymous
    June 20, 2014

    Congratulations Ms. Laurent! Congratulations to your teacher as well. Way to go Lighthouse Christian Academy.

  21. Ria Laurent
    June 20, 2014

    That’s my little sister in law. We’re soooooooooo proud of you, we love you sooooooo much. Congratulations all the way from London, UK

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