Larissa Frederick of the Light House Christian Academy is the national winner of the Dominica Broadcasting Station (DBS) Reading Competition.
Frederick won from a field of nine other students on Thursday afternoon at the Arawak House of Culture. Her winning package includes a computer, $2,000 for herself as well as $2,000 for her school, $200 which will go towards a Scotia Achiever’s Account and other prizes.
The first runner-up is Elijah Vidal of the Pioneer Preparatory School. The students of the Salisbury Primary School, St. Mary’s Primary and Convent Prep won second runner-up, third runner-up and fourth runner-up respectively.
The reading competition is also spearheaded by the Ministry of Education and COURTS The three-year-old event is the brainchild of Felix Henderson, DBS Radio’s programme manager.
Ten primary school students were selected as finalists following various competitions in districts island-wide. Students eight to 10 years were eligible to participate.
The other participating schools were Massacre/Canefield Primary, San Sauveur Primary, St. John’s Primary, St. Martin’s Primary and Delices Primary.
Frederick will represent Dominica at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Reading Competition abroad.