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SVGS places second in regional Finals

SVGS places second in regional Finals

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Three youngsters who represented this country in the Heroes Gallery Quiz competition have described their experience as a memorable one.{{more}}

Taj Lee, Kyle James and Cornelius Neptune, of the St. Vincent Grammar School, placed second in the regional leg of the Quiz competition held at the historic Codrington College in Barbados from 23- 26 November.

Although they did not gain the first place trophy as they did in Dominica at the Semi-finals, the trio said they were proud to have represented their country and they were satisfied with their performance.

The competition, which was organized by the Bible Society of the Eastern Caribbean, saw them coming up against St Lucia who was adjudged the overall winner and Antigua who placed third.

Kyle James, who was the youngest member from among the countries competing, said he invented a new word to describe his bitter-sweet feeling – “sahap”. He disclosed that even though they did not emerge the overall winner, he made quite a number of friends.

They are also appreciative for the opportunity they received to visit the Caribbean Development Bank, the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus and the Graeme Hall Nature sanctuary.

Along with the second place trophy, the boys each received a Sony digital camera.

English teacher at the St Vincent Grammar School Nakita Jackson, who prepared the boys for the competition, said that she believes the opportunity was a good one for them. Jackson stated that the competition helped the students learn about their local and regional heritage. She thanked all those persons who helped them in the preparation of the competition.

National Co-ordinator Kenyatta Lewis expressed that the competition, which is in its inaugural year, aims to develop students academically and socially.

He stated that students get to learn more about their country, the region and the culture of other countries. The Students were quizzed on topics ranging from the Life of Joseph (The biblical character), National emblems and Caribbean History.

He described the boys’ performance as “excellent” and said they were “on par academically with all the other students, while willing to share important information with the other students.”

Lewis said that any student who took part in the competition is better off from it. He also used the opportunity to thank the many sponsors who helped make their participation in the competition possible. (VM)