Dig­i­cel Con­grat­u­lates Fran­co­phonie Win­ners

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The re­gion’s lead­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions provider, Dig­i­cel, con­tin­ues to de­liver on its com­mit­ment to in­vest­ing in ed­u­ca­tion in Saint Lu­cia. The an­nual Na­tional Fran­co­phonie Schools Com­pe­ti­tion, hosted by the Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Com­mis­sion for UNESCO at the Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, took place on Fri­day March 18, 2016 in ob­ser­vance of In­ter­na­tional Fran­co­phonie Day. Stu­dents from across the is­land at pri­mary, sec­ondary and ter­tiary lev­els com­peted in keenly con­tested cat­e­gories, all in the French lan­guage.

The highly an­tic­i­pated spell­ing com­pe­ti­tion among sec­ondary school lower forms was Fri­day’s high­light, with thir­teen of the is­land’s top French stu­dents each con­fi­dently rep­re­sent­ing their in­sti­tu­tions. Stu­dents were re­quired to cor­rectly spell words with spe­cific ar­tic­u­la­tion of var­i­ous French ac­cents pre­sented by judges, oth­er­wise be elim­i­nated. Af­ter al­most seven rounds of spell­ing, the fi­nal three stand­ing were the Vieux-Fort Com­pre­hen­sive Bean­field Sec­ondary School, Vieux-Fort Com­pre­hen­sive La Re­source Sec­ondary School and Soufriere Com­pre­hen­sive Sec­ondary School. In the end, the first form spell­ing pow­er­house from the Soufriere Com­pre­hen­sive, Ayana Seed, stood un­de­feated.

Hav­ing been pre­vi­ously judged, win­ners of the poster, po­etry and dic­ta­tion com­pe­ti­tions were awarded as part of Fri­day’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Ave Maria Girls’ Pri­mary was the top awardee in the pri­mary school com­pe­ti­tion fol­lowed by Dame Pear­lette Pri­mary, with St. Aloy­sius RC Boys’ Pri­mary in third place. In the dic­ta­tion com­pe­ti­tion held among up­per sec­ondary and ter­tiary level stu­dents the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege A Level divi­sion emerged as the win­ner closely fol­lowed by the Sir Arthur A Level divi­sion Vieux-Fort, with the Vieux-Fort Com­pre­hen­sive La Re­source Sec­ondary in third place.

Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive at Dig­i­cel, Miss Louise Vic­tor, praised the stu­dents and the UNESCO Com­mis­sion. “Dig­i­cel is yet again proud to part­ner and sup­port the Fran­co­phonie Schools Com­pe­ti­tion. As part of our phi­los­o­phy on in­vest­ment in ed­u­ca­tion we em­brace such part­ner­ships which al­low for us as a com­pany to con­trib­ute to en­rich­ing the lives of the na­tion’s youth. This com­pe­ti­tion is unique as it boasts of be­ing en­tirely in French and, as a global cit­i­zen in mod­ern so­ci­ety, a sec­ond lan­guage is un­de­ni­ably an as­set to any young per­son. The stu­dents all dis­played in­cred­i­ble poise, ar­tic­u­la­tion and great knowl­edge of their de­liv­er­ies. We ex­tend a spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions to all who par­tic­i­pated.”

Dig­i­cel awarded var­i­ous top awardees in com­pe­ti­tions with brand new Sam­sung Gal­axy Tab 4 tablets to help fos­ter their ed­u­ca­tional devel­op­ment.

Pre­sen­ta­tion to a

proud win­ner.

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