Reading competition meeting its objective

Nine of the ten finalist in the reading competition
Nine of the ten finalist in the reading competition

The finals of the 2013 DBS Radio/Courts Sponsored Reading Competition is slated for Friday 12th July, 2013 and according to coordinator Felix Henderson the competition has been meeting its objective which is encourage students to read.

“Children want to read more because they want to be a part of the competition,” he told DNO “We try to get attractive prizes to motivate them to want to read. Also they want to be there because it is a challenge for them and it encourages parents to read with their children and to support their children.”

He noted that very often the students who participate in the competition go on to succeed academically.

Henderson drew reference to the 2013 Island Scholar, Louis Riviere, who was once a participant of the DBS Reading Competition.

Henderson added that this year a few changes were made to ensure that the competition remains exciting.

“We are planting seeds for the good of the country …. so this competition is definitely one that will last since reading is so important,” Henderson stated. “Through this competition we have assisted the boys in Dominica and encouraged them to read and enjoy reading.”

This year’s finalists are Hananel Valerie of Christian Union Primary, Merkayla John Baptiste of Convent Prep, Mallet Marie Pioneer Prep, Celine Lewis St. Luke’s Primary, Sherdina Antoine Petite Savanne Primary, Mia Bruno St. Joseph Primary School, Shanda Francis Lighthouse Christian Academy, Tia Letang Ebenezer SDA Primary, Grace Vidal Coulibistrie Primary, and Annicia Coipel St. Martin’s Primary.

The final round is expected to begin at 2:30 pm at the Arawak House of Culture.

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  1. Anonymous
    July 12, 2013


  2. yes I
    July 12, 2013

    TIA TIA TIA TIA TIA TIA!!!!!! Go baby girl, we’re rooting for you!!!!

  3. Dominicana
    July 12, 2013

    Wishin you all the best sherdi… You go baby girl make us proud

  4. J J
    July 12, 2013

    congrats everyone. Hannanel i know u can do it, Give it your best shot. mwa. :wink:

  5. shatta
    July 12, 2013

    lets go shanda lets go!! light house we taking it dis year!! :-D

  6. *rolled my eyes*
    July 12, 2013

    gud luck 2 all…………………………lets go st. martin school :-D :-D :-D :wink:

  7. jean t-savanne
    July 12, 2013

    I see we have seven girls and two boys..i hope our boys will take a leaf from our girls and step up to the plate too.

  8. jean t-savanne
    July 12, 2013

    Go youngsters!wish all of you the best especially miss Antoine.

  9. Proud
    July 12, 2013

    Go Annicia!! You can do it!! Blessings

  10. ~Toonks
    July 12, 2013

    Congratzz to mha cuzzo Celine Lewis !! make me proud grly!

  11. Sensible Dominican
    July 12, 2013

    St Martin Primary School all the best and to the other schools as well

  12. Fire Officer
    July 12, 2013

    God be with you Tia. I know you have prepared for today and you will do your utmost best to shine…you have my full support. ALL THE WAY WITH TIA LETANG!!!!!!

  13. July 12, 2013

    Go shanda! Make us proud, light house all the way.

  14. Sapphire
    July 12, 2013

    go sherdina go u will make it.

  15. Wayne.C
    July 12, 2013

    All the best Grace!

  16. Stevin
    July 12, 2013

    Big up my sister Merkayla John Baptiste.. so proud of you!

  17. July 12, 2013

    Pioneer Prep all the way. Go Mallet!

  18. Malayway
    July 12, 2013

    go annicia coipel

  19. Ebo
    July 12, 2013

    Good Luck Tia Letang!!!!!!!

  20. renewed
    July 12, 2013

    Congrats children, for making the top ten.

  21. Anonymous
    July 12, 2013


  22. Anonymous
    July 12, 2013

    way to go congrats to all

  23. Anonymous
    July 12, 2013

    way to go shanda make us proud

  24. Dominican abroad
    July 12, 2013

    Great job kids, keep readiiiiiinnnnnggggg . I,ve listened to you guys and you are amazing readers.. reminds me of my school days.

  25. dominican in China
    July 12, 2013

    wow give the kids a trip to the US.. After all this work they deserve that.

    • ummmmmm
      July 12, 2013

      why the US?

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