READING CHAMP RECEIVES DIGICEL 4G HANDSET
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.