(EMU) – St. Kitts, Sept 27, 2019: An annual elocution competition, organized by the Ministry of Education as part of the national Independence celebrations is stirring a buzz of anticipation among finalists and their supporters as the 2019 date approaches.
The elocution competition is an initiative of the Ministry of Education to boost national pride whilst preserving the valuable craft of poetry. Annually, a local piece is selected and students of the various primary schools compete to deliver the best version of the spoken piece.
This year, semi finalists who emerged from three competing zones, prepared to deliver an excerpt from the piece, “Arise” by local calypsonian, the late Errol Dolphin also known as King Arrow.
Advancing to the finals, are Acasia Hodge of the Cayon Primary School, Lavonna Boddie of the Edgar T. Morris Primary School, Seia Mason of the Sandy Point Primary School, Devarie Mason of the St. Paul’s Primary School, Elvisca Crooke of the Beach Allen Primary School and Kahlia Simmonds of the Deane Glasford Primary School.
Permanent Secretary for Education Mr. William Hodge said persons should make every effort to be present at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium (ECCB) by 6:15pm latest on Thursday October 3 the ensure that they do to miss out on the outstanding performances these students will display starting at 6:30pm.
Mr. Hodge said the event promises to be one of the most entertaining and competitive activities of the 2019 Independence Celebrations held under the theme, “Unify, Transform, Enrich: Uplifting Communities for Independence 36!”