This year’s Barbados Association of Retired Persons essay competition was the best in its four-year history.
This is according to chief judge, Dame Patricia Symmonds, who at the time was giving her report of the competition at the prize giving ceremony which was held at the Main Guard at the Garrison.
Nineteen participants from six schools entered the competition this year and Dame Patricia said their understanding and handling of the topic: The Role Of The Extended Family Is Fast Disappearing From The Barbadian Society was flawless with the exception of a couple slang terms.
The winners in the 14–16 age group were: first place earning $600, Cyndi Marshall of Harrison College, Kaii Tudor of St. Ursula’s School second and earned $400 and $300 and third place went to Maleka Prescod of Harrison College.
In the 11–13 age group, the winner was Janae Knight of Springer Memorial Secondary, who earned $500 for her effort, while Diamond Grimes and Cherish Lashley both of the Alexandra School were second and third respectively, gaining $300 and $200. (KC)