Larissa Frederick is reading competition winner

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.

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  1. Kalinago
    July 4, 2010

    Congratulations to Larissa!!! A proud little kalinago….Way to go. Not only did u made ur family proud u made the Kalinago people proud.God bless

  2. Anonymous
    July 3, 2010

    @S: Thanks.

  3. treasure
    July 3, 2010


  4. Lighthouse supporter
    July 3, 2010

    Congrats to Larissa. Lighthouse Christian Academy is one of the best schools in Dominica. Imagine I placed my son there and by six years he was reading and writing very well. Can i do that in a government school? No way

  5. the islets
    July 3, 2010

    congrats larissa i know gwen and cozier have big smiles on their faces.keep on reading.
    ps light house academy is located in the carib territory for those who r lost it is a private institution

  6. ouboutou
    July 3, 2010

    Congrats Larissa.

    You have not only made your school and family proud, you have made the Carib Territory proud as well.

    Keep up the good work and i hope this achievement will be encouragement for others.

    God bless

  7. S
    July 3, 2010

    @Anonymous: Lighthouse is an excellent private school in the Carib Territory. Their kids usually excel.

  8. Anonymous
    July 3, 2010

    Where are all these schools located. I’ve never heard of the Lighthouse Christian Academy nor the Pioneer Preparatory School. I think it would help if DNO give an idea where these schools are located.

  9. Salisbury Princess
    July 3, 2010

    congratulations ,make as proud and bring the big prizes back to da,the Nature Isle of Dominica.

  10. Joel Challenger
    July 3, 2010

    Congratulations Larissa! Well done. Make us proud in Grenada!

  11. Out of South City
    July 2, 2010

    I enjoy listening to the programme on line and the jokes that are included. Hats off to Felix Henderson and every one else involved to make this a success.

  12. July 1, 2010

    That’s a great move to motivate and enhance reading at schools

    July 1, 2010

    cocgratulations to the winner of this compitition——-then again they are all winners.

    July 1, 2010

    this is a great initiative, i hope it continues for many years.
    thanks to all the organisers of this compitition.

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