Courts Reading Comp

Saw this in the local paper and thought I’d share it.

Courts Antigua Reading Competition is back again for the seventh consecutive year with te company’s very popular and success ‘Courts Schools Reading Competition.’ The competition which was first launched in 2008 in conjunction with the Ministry of Education has the sole goal of eradicating illiteracy in Antigua and Barbuda.

The official launch was held during the Sunnyside Tutorial’s Schools’ assembly with reining champion Khadijah Simon giving the opening remarks. She spoke proudly of her experience as the winner and her joy of being the overall winner of $3,000 for herself and $2,000 for her school plus the amazing opportunity to travel to Grenada for the regional competition.

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Mr. Howard Warner, the principal of Sunnyside took the time to further encourage the students to follow in the footsteps of Khadijah and to keep the title of ‘Courts Reading Competition champions’ at the school.

“Nine books in eight weeks” was the mantra…

This year, the winner of the finals of the local leg of the competition will receive $2,000 for them plus an additional $2,000 for his/her school.  He/she will also get the opportunity to represent Antigua & Barbuda at the regional finals to be held in Dominica on October 15th.

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I’ll end with a reminder that book lovers can also participate in the Cushion Club Wadadli Pen Reading Challenge. The more reading, the more adventure, all the better.

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