Grow Well Schools Quiz … What a fin­ish!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

It was a fin­ish for the story books. Three of the six teams from the Gros Islet Dis­trict tied and there was a dou­ble play­off af­ter two teams tied again. When the dust set­tled on this ex­haust­ing com­pe­ti­tion among amazingly bright pri­mary school chil­dren, th­ese were the re­sults: 1st place - Bonne Terre Prepara­tory, a first time win­ner in this 13year com­pe­ti­tion; 2nd place - Grande Riviere, and 3rd place - Montes­sori Cen­tre.

Grow Well went all out for this im­por­tant ed­u­ca­tional com­pe­ti­tion which is an an­nual event and a ma­jor high­light for Gros Islet’s pri­mary schools in Grow Well’s 20th an­niver­sary year of ser­vice to youth in the com­mu­nity. Out­stand­ing prizes ex­cited the over­flow crowd of 150 in­vited school­child­ren, prin­ci­pals, teach­ers, par­ents, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and Grow Well sup­port­ers in the el­e­gant VIP lounge of the Beause­jour Play­ers’ Pav­il­ion at the Sta­dium. Prizes in­cluded Sam­sung tablets, Kin­dle Fire HD tablets and e-read­ers, smartphones and vouch­ers for two or four per­sons for fun tours and movies.

The ma­jor spon­sor was the Ro­tary Club of Gros Islet, and other much ap­pre­ci­ated spon­sors in­cluded Caribbean Cine­mas, Dig­i­cel, Lime, Rain­for­est Skyrides, Seg­way Tours and Therold Pru­dent.

Dis­trict Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer Evarist John ad­dressed the ex­cited crowd and ap­plauded Grow Well’s out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to ed­u­ca­tion in Gros Islet. Me­dia an­chor Ken­son Casimir, a long-time Grow Well sup­porter, was a popular quizmaster. Grow Well Pres­i­dent Paul Lorde, in con­grat­u­lat­ing win­ners, re­minded all at­tend­ing of the up­com­ing Young Au­thors Com­pe­ti­tion and urged Gros Islet school­child­ren to par­tic­i­pate by sub­mit­ting short sto­ries on the gen­eral theme of giv­ing, shar­ing, help­ing oth­ers and vol­un­teer­ing. The Young Au­thors Com­pe­ti­tion cel­e­brates Her Ex­cel­lency Dame Pear­lette Louisy - Her Love of Coun­try and De­vo­tion to Ed­u­ca­tion.

Lorde caused a stir of en­thu­si­asm when he re­vealed that win­ning prizes will be more tablets in­clud­ing 9 Kin­dle Fire HDs and lots of ex­cit­ing ad­di­tional prizes. He fur­ther ad­vised that the prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony is sched­uled for March 25 at 5 pm at the Gros Islet Sec­ondary school in the pres­ence of Her Ex­cel­lency, Dame Pear­lette Louisy.

Bonne Terre’s win­ning team: Nvan White (right) and

Shing Yuyay with Paul Lorde (cen­tre).

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