By Admin. Updated 12:31 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Raychad Arrindell of the Kingstown Anglican School emerged winner of the Ladder Foundation SVG/GECCU inaugural GECCU Spelling Bee competition.
In the competition, students from primary schools across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines participated in three rounds of competition: The Maureen Kennedy Preliminary Round, The Arlette Miller Semi-Final Round, and The René Baptiste Final Round, a release from the Ladder Foundation states.
From the 22 participating schools in the Maureen Kennedy Preliminary Round of Competition, ten students advanced to the Arlette Miller Semi-Final Round:
Immediately following the Arlette Miller Semi-Final Round of Competition, five students advanced to the René Baptiste Final Round of Competition.
In fifth place was Jhamari Henry from the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School while in fourth place was Chayah Charles from the Mustique Primary School.
In 3rd place was Azaria Kenya Lewis from the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School while the 2nd place position went to Citron Williams of the Biabou Methodist School.
The winner of the competition was Raychad Arrindell from the Kingstown Anglican School.
All participants in the competition received tokens of support from the General Employees Cooperative Credit Union with the top ten students receiving cash vouchers for the opening of Junior Savers accounts at the General Employees Cooperative Credit Union.
The top five students received trophies and the students in the top three received cash prizes valued at $1,000: 1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, and 3rd place – $200, the release states.
The list of participants include:
- Macey Jackson – Barrouallie Government School
- Citron Williams – Biabou Methodist School
- Talyah Diamond – Clare Valley Primary School
- Terecia Ross – Gomea Methodist School
- Raychad Arrindell – Kingstown Anglican School
- Jadon Fraser – Kingstown Preparatory School
- Jhamari Henry – Lowmans Leeward Anglican School
- Chayah Charles – Mustique Primary School
- Azaria Kenya Lewis – St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School
- Micah Jack – Windsor Primary School