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Dig­i­cel St. Lu­cia sup­ported the 6th an­nual Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion which was held at the Civil Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion (CSA) Cen­ter on Septem­ber 29th, 2014. Gabrielle Barthelmy of the Camille Henry Memo­rial School emerged vic­to­ri­ous in the com­pe­ti­tion and re­ceived her very own Dig­i­cel DL 700 An­droid smart­phone.

As the ‘Be Ex­tra­or­di­nary’ net­work, Dig­i­cel has al­ways been in the fore­front of youth de­vel­op­ment and is con­stantly sup­port­ing ed­u­ca­tion­ally based ini­tia­tives which seek to chal­lenge the youth of St. Lu­cia to strive for ex­cel­lence. Courts St. Lu­cia has paved an av­enue which helps to nur­ture the read­ing skills of chil­dren through­out St. Lu­cia.

The Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted par­tic­i­pa­tion from pri­mary schools in eight dis­tricts. The com­pe­ti­tion com­prised stu­dents aged 8 and 9 years. Stu­dents Cleo Phillip (Montes­sori Cen­tre), Gabrielle Barthelmy (Camille Henry Memo­rial), Thea Jerome (Ta­pion School), Heaven Popo (Od­san Com­bined), McKathy Fran­cis (Rich­fond Com­bined), Ebony An­toine (Plain View Com­bined) and Da­nia Flavien (Saltibus Com­bined) ul­ti­mately be­came the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of their dis­trict in the na­tional leg of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Dig­i­cel is com­mit­ted to this ini­tia­tive and was pleased to support the com­pe­ti­tion once again as it at­tempts to de­velop the read­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of our St. Lu­cian youth,” said Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive Ser­gin John Bap­tiste. “Plac­ing em­pha­sis on the de­vel­op­ment of read­ing skills that ul­ti­mately lead stu­dents to bet­ter ex­press them­selves is im­por­tant, and Dig­i­cel will con­tinue to play its part in rais­ing aware­ness on im­prov­ing this vi­tal skill within the na­tion’s chil­dren.” she added.

Gabrielle Barthelmy was elated to have won the com­pe­ti­tion and re­ceive her very own Dig­i­cel DL 700 an­droid smart­phone. When in­formed of the amaz­ing fea­tures her new hand­set con­tained and how much of an ed­u­ca­tional tool it could be, Gabrielle was beyond words but in the end was able to muster up the courage to ex­press her de­light to Dig­i­cel rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Young Gabrielle Barthelmy, the proud St. Lu­cian win­ner, will rep­re­sent her school and coun­try in the re­gional round of the com­pe­ti­tion to be held in Gre­nada later in Oc­to­ber 2014.

Dig­i­cel joins the rest of St. Lu­cia in wish­ing Gabrielle all the best in the up­com­ing re­gional com­pe­ti­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants of the Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion with their new

4G DL 700 hand­sets.

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