Roosevelt Douglas Primary wins French Spelling Bee Competition

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From left:  Maria Octavius, Daron Bontiff, Chaelle James

Maria Octavius of the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School has captured the winning title in the recently held French Spelling Bee competition.

Roosevelt Douglas Primary School- Maria Octavius
Daron Bontiff of the Thibaud Primary School received the first runner up position, while Chaelle James of the Convent Preparatory School grabbed the second runner up spot.

The event formed part of the primary schools’ French festival which is held every year to showcase the talents of students, to award top students in French for their outstanding performances and acquisition of the French language.

This year the festival was held at the Goodwill Primary School and according to French Teacher from the Massacre/Canefield Primary School and Vice President of the Primary School French Teachers Association, Dwayne Drigo, the festival went well.

“By all reports the French Festival was a great success,” he said. “During the festival different schools put on performances and presentations to highlight the aspects and influence of the French culture on Dominica. Exhibitions were also held at the festival where students from various schools were given an opportunity to display their work.”

Among those who attended the event were Minister of Education, Petter Saint Jean, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Marcella Powell, Chief Education Officer Melena Fontaine, Education officer for the Western District Magarete Jules Royer, Director of L’ Alliance Francaise, Stanislas Reneir, among other officials from the Ministry of Education.

Various teachers were also awarded for long service and contribution towards the French language in Dominica.

Among them were Garvin Laville- Bellevue Chopin primary, Vernell Durand- Warner Primary, Pamella Samuel -Roosevelt Douglas Primary, Matilda Toussaint- Calibishie Primary and L’Alliance Francaise which was received by Director Reneir.

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8 Comments

  1. concerned
    March 22, 2015

    congratulations to all the students and awardees. VEry good job in keeping the French language alive among the students

  2. Pretty One
    March 21, 2015

    The most important person who attended was Mrs Sonia Magloire Akpa. Where is her name? : :cry:

  3. Anonymous
    March 21, 2015

    hmmmm interesting Octavius sounds Haiti-ish nice job. Congrats too, to Daron love when the boys excel. Well done Maria, Daron and Chaelle

  4. impressed
    March 20, 2015

    Congrats to allllllll the participants, keep up the good work. It’s great seeing the young ones being positive.

  5. March 20, 2015

    Now thats great we have to learn to speak english

  6. peace
    March 20, 2015

    Congrats Marie. Congrats Roosevelt Douglas Primary. Keep striving for the best.

  7. conga
    March 20, 2015

    Congrats to the students. Made their schools proud.

  8. GRACE
    March 20, 2015

    But the child is a Haitian she must win a french competition!

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