St. Lucia’s 2022 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Awardees Announced

2022 National Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition Awardees.
2022 National Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition Awardees.

SLUDTERA joined several organizations in Celebrating Excellence: Nurturing Our Creativity, Consolidating Our Legacy.

SLUDTERA’s SLQCEA’s Planning Committee in partnership with Songtry, hosted the 5th Annual St. Lucia Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Awards at the Financial Administrative Centre, on Wednesday January 11th, 2023 at 10:00 am. as part of the 2023 St. Lucia Nobel Laureate Festival. The Awards Committee announced the ten students who participated in the 2022 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, celebrated the four students who earned gold, silver and bronze certificates, acknowledged the partners and sponsors who are supporting the event, and recognized a former participant writer.

The 2022 National Awardees of the 2022 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition are:

Samuella Bertrand of the Balata Primary School

Merkisha Justin of the Balata Primary School

Makaeda Smith of the Grande Riviere Primary School

Ianie Paul of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School

Latoya Murray of the Babonneau Secondary School

Iyana Paul of the Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School

Aiyana Descartes of St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School

Jaeda Felicien of the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School

Jody Frederick of the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School

Shernessa Joseph of the Vieux Fort Secondary School – A Level Department

The 2022 National Gold, Silver & Bronze Awardees are:

Shernessa Joseph – Gold Certificate

Jody Frederick – Gold Certificate

Jaeda Felicien – Silver Certificate

Aiyana Descartes – Bronze Certificate

Keynote speaker for the event was Ms. Khadijah Halliday. Other speakers at the event included Ms. Gianetti George, Deputy Chief Education Officer-Instruction (Ag) at the Ministry of Education, Ms. Perlina Murray of Songtry, and Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition Junior Judge, Mrs. Michelle N. Samuel. Refreshments were provided by Melly’s Mix It Up.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors & Partners Calabash TV Studios, The Taiwan Embassy in Saint Lucia, The St. Lucia Nobel Laureate Committee, SLUDTERA, Songtry, Melly’s Mix It Up, Blu Media Marketing, Subway St. Lucia, My Fancy Feet and Health Services International, Ti Voye’s Collections, Trophy Centre, Your Startup Advisor, Holistic Lifestyle, A Happier Healthier U, and Entity Home.

SLUDTERA is a private social enterprise and entrepreneurship support organization, sourcing, connecting, and empowering through education, training, and entrepreneurship. We provide a platform of programmes and initiatives for the youth, the unemployed, and Entrepreneurs and we work in collaboration with businesses, corporate companies, units of government, educational institutions, labor, and community-based organizations

The St. Lucia Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Awards Planning Committee;

Logistics: Mr. Marvin Grant, [email protected]

Sponsorship, Partnership, Media & Communications: Mrs. Michelle N. Samuel, [email protected]

Refreshments & Networking: Ms. Mylica Amedee, [email protected]

About Songtry
Songtry is an organization in St. Lucia which focuses on giving the young people exposure in arts. The Co-founder is Ms. Perlina Murray [email protected].

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