Selena Victor wins 2012 Kweyol Spelling Bee Competition


first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimary Selena Victor wins 2012 Kweyol Spelling Bee Competition by: – May 11, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share 128 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Selena Victor of the Paix Bouche Primary School. Photo credit:Pictastic Photo StudioSelena Victor of the Paix Bouche Primary School won the 3rd Annual Kwéyòl Spelling Bee Competition held at the Awarak House of Culture on Wednesday May 9, 2012. The keenly contested competition involving primary schools lasted three hours and involved 11 finalists. Lancia Demosthene of the St.Luke’s Primary School, Grace Etienne of the Delices Primary School and Megan Denis of the Grand Bay Primary captured the second, third and fourth places respectively. The event was organized by the Cultural Division and the Konmité pou Etid Kwéyòl (KEK) as part of DOMFESTA. Other participants in the finals were Julia Cyrille of the Atkinson Primary School, Jaden Joseph of the Colihaut Primary School, Sheldon Esprit of the Campbell Primary School, Shaniah Edwards of the Massacre Primary School, Jamescia George of the Penville Primary School, Vera Darroux of the Salybia Primary School and Antonio Fontaine of the St. Mary’s Primary School. These finalists emerged from preliminary rounds held a week earlier in various zones around the island. Coordinator of the Kweyol Spelling Bee, Ms. Charlene White-Christian, commenting on the event, noted, ‘This year, the Kwéyòl Spelling Bee competition was exceptional. The participation from the schools must be commended. Students were very well prepared for the competition and this lent itself to the competition being of a very high standard. Lancia Demosthene of the St.Luke’s Primary School, Grace Etienne of the Delices Primary School and Megan Denis of the Grand Bay Primary captured the second, third and fourth places respectively. Photo credit: Gregory RabessThe Kwéyòl Spelling Bee carries a certain prestige and with it comes the joy of knowing that the younger ones are becoming more and more aware of the Creole Language and are embracing the challenge of spelling this Mother tongue which identifies us as Dominican and Francophone’. Ms White – Christian also commended the finalists and participating schools and looked forward to greater participation next year.The finalists received trophies sponsored by Ross University School of Medicine. DIGICEL, a major sponsor of the event, presented a gift bag and a voucher valued at $50 redeemable at Jays Bookstore to each finalist and a Blackberry telephone to the winner. The winning school, Paix Bouche Primary School, also received a plaque compliments the Signman. Addresses at the event came from Mr. Raymond Lawrence, Chief Cultural Officer and Ms. Mary-Ann Augustus Francis, French Coordinator in the Ministry of Education.The Kwéyòl Spelling Bee is part of efforts by the Konmite pou Etid Kwéyòl (KEK) and the Cultural Division to promote written form of the Kwéyòl language. Press Releaselast_img

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