UPDATE: St. Lucia wins regional reading competition

Moonie receives her prize check

Kharyce Moonie a nine-year-old student of the Plain View Combined School in St. Lucia has won the 4th OECS Courts Reading competition.

Moonie who received a cash prize of $5000, a laptop, trophy and $5000 for her school said that she was excited to be the 2012 winner of the competition. She thanked her parents and teachers who assisted her in preparing for the competition.

The competition was held at the Arawak House of Culture on Wednesday afternoon.

Competitors had to read a short narrative passage called “The Camel and the Pig” and each was given a news item to present.

Dominica’s Aiden Bruney of the Wesley Primary school placed second, walking away with a cash prize of $3,000 while Aleeza Burroughs of St. Kitts placed third, receiving a $2,000 cash prize.

Other participants of the competition included Orion Warner of Antigua, Xenique Daize of St. Vincent, and Nyturia Smith of Grenada.

Speaking at the competition Minister of Education Petter Saint Jean told students reading is fundamental to their education. “You have discovered a peculiar treasure and you will derive many benefits. Reading is fundamental and one cannot survive without being able to make sense of the written word,” he said.

Saint Jean advised student to read and read well. ” A person is limited without a good comprehension base,” he said.

Shania Edwards of the Massacre Primary school was the 2011 winner of the reading competition.





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  1. ECW
    November 23, 2012

    St. Lucia to the region! Hail up Courts! Great prizes too!

  2. Teacher Harry
    November 22, 2012

    Good job from all the participants……….Xenique you still did us at SMRCS proud

  3. N.B.
    November 22, 2012

    Congrats Kharyce you made me proud, you did very well!!

    November 22, 2012

    Congrats to Aiden. You did very well. St. Lucia congrats to you also. The fittest survived.

  5. Conscience
    November 22, 2012

    Congratulations St. Lucia. Can you imagine the prize is $5,000.00 but at a Teachers’ award a principal received $500.00. Ma gway ca.

    • Rosa
      November 22, 2012

      Maybe if you get a sponsor like courts you will get more so help them get a spnsor to give you more money say thank you.= for you get or have.

    • ok
      November 22, 2012

      The WINNERS of the Principal’s Awards received $4000. If someone received $500 it means they did not win.

      Does it make you feel good to constantly bash everything that is done in Dominica?

  6. November 22, 2012

    Very good students. You all did well. May God continue to guide and give you wisdom as you grow and strive for greater things. God bless! To the organizers hats off.

  7. kelly
    November 22, 2012

    why i am not hearing about felix henderson he was the one started the reading competition and all of a sudden is courts who take it over .Give Mr Felix Henderson his flower please people to ungrateful.

    ADMIN: If you had listened to the competition Felix Henderson was given full recognition by many speakers at the event.

    • LISTEN
      November 22, 2012

      AGREE Admin. People are always quick to talk.

    • claire
      November 22, 2012

      you maybe turn on your radio for the result only you need to apologize for you comment he did get his flowers

  8. Reflection
    November 21, 2012

    Great initiative! Great kids! Hope this program can be kept going indefinitely with additional sponsors.

  9. grandma
    November 21, 2012

    Aided you did very good we are proud of you. Congrats to st. Lucia.

  10. hm!
    November 21, 2012

    Congrats to St. Lucia. You all did well.

  11. @$cafee
    November 21, 2012

    yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D At least Dominica come out second. WOOO WOOOO WOOOOO WOOOOO :-D :-D :-D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Student
    November 21, 2012

    Smile Aiden, you did well girl. I felt proud to be a Dominican when i heard you read. And thanks DNO for carrying it live so I did not miss out on the action since I am away from home. This is somehting that I dont miss when I am home. Congrats to St Lucia. And all the best to you participants in your future pursuits.

  13. Doc.Love
    November 21, 2012

    Winning a reading competition is all about pronunciation.How can you beat someone who read”the boy went to the store to buy some clothes” against, de boy go to de store to buy some clothes.”

  14. Caribbean (Lucian)
    November 21, 2012

    Well done my Country girl Moonie? We done my second home girl Bruney? Good effort all participants. Keep on working hard all.

  15. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012

    Why dominica do win?

    But they all did well.

    Good job to all of the competitors.

  16. cerryb
    November 21, 2012

    good job u did geart
    :) :)

  17. November 21, 2012

    congrates to st. lucia :) :-D :wink: :lol: 8) :-P

    • Caribbean (Lucian)
      November 21, 2012

      Thanks much.

  18. November 21, 2012

    Congrats to Aden, you did well. But its nice to see another country winning our very own reading competition, shows that Dominicans are not biased judges. Bravo to all the children who participated.

    November 21, 2012

    good job

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