Courts St. Lu­cia launches Eighth An­nual Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Caribbean's lead­ing re­tailer of the world's best brands in ap­pli­ances, elec­tron­ics, fur­ni­ture and op­ti­cal prod­ucts, Courts, has of­fi­cially launched the com­pany's an­nual Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion. Now in its eighth year, the com­pe­ti­tion is an ini­tia­tive for stu­dents between the ages of eight and nine years old. Stu­dents who par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion are as­sessed on their abil­ity to read flu­ently and ac­cu­rately.

The pub­lic launch of the com­pe­ti­tion was held in grand style on Fri­day Septem­ber 16 at the Camille Henry Me­mo­rial School, the school of Miss Ari­anna Mercier – Courts St. Lu­cia Na­tional Read­ing Cham­pion 2015.

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, In­no­va­tion, Gen­der Re­la­tions and Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment has col­lab­o­rated with Courts for this com­pe­ti­tion since its in­cep­tion in 2009 and con­tin­ues to en­dorse this ven­ture un­der­taken by the com­pany.

The Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion gives stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to com­pete at the school level and then the dis­trict level. The best read­ers from the eight dis­tricts in Saint Lu­cia will com­pete at the na­tional fi­nal. The Courts Na­tional Read­ing Cham­pion for 2016 will gain $2,000 cash and a brand new lap­top plus $,2000 cash for his/her school. 1st run­ner up will walk away with $750 cash and 2nd run­ner up will re­ceive $500 cash.

The win­ner of the Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion will also travel to St. Kitts where he/she will com­pete against win­ners from St. Vin­cent and the Gre­nadines, Gre­nada, An­tigua and Bar­buda, Do­minica and reign­ing champs St. Kitts, for a chance at walk­ing away with an ad­di­tional $5,000 in cash plus $5,000 for his/her school.

The na­tional fi­nal of the Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion will be held in Oc­to­ber. The com­pany an­tic­i­pates yet another suc­cess­ful com­pe­ti­tion and would like to take the time to wish na­tional fi­nal­ists the best of luck.

Courts Bring­ing Value Home!

Miss Ari­anna Mercier walked away as Courts St. Lu­cia Na­tional Read­ing Cham­pion in 2015.

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