AHS Students Receive Prizes in FCCA Essay Contest

 Dateline St. George’s. Grenada’s finalists in both categories of the 2008 FCCA Foundation for the Caribbean Children’s Essay Contest have received their prizes for participating. The two Anglican High School students Kameila Nedd and Claireece McGuire were both presented with their cheques from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) at a brief ceremony during the Monday morning assembly of the school.

October 14, 2008

2008 FCCA CARIBBEAN ESSAY CONTEST

Dateline St. George’s. Grenada’s finalists in both categories of the 2008 FCCA Foundation for the Caribbean Children’s Essay Contest have received their prizes for participating. The two Anglican High School students Kameila Nedd and Claireece McGuire were both presented with their cheques from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) at a brief ceremony during the Monday morning assembly of the school.

In April of this year, all schools in Grenada and the Caribbean were invited to participate in this annual competition where they were tasked to write essays of between 300 and 500 words on the topic” What steps can we take as a destination to make cruise passengers feel more welcome while in port?” From the entries received, the Grenada Board of Tourism selected the essays from Kameila and Claireece and submitted them to the FCCA Foundation in Florida where they were judged alongside those received from the fourteen (14) other Caribbean cruise ship destinations that participated. 

The contest was organized in two categories; a junior division for children ages 12 and under, and a senior division for children ages 13 – 16 years. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed winners from each category received US$3,000, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, while their schools have been given the same financial rewards.

In publishing the final results of the competition for 2008, the FCCA stated that “This year’s essay contest attracted entries from 15 nations. As you can imagine it was very difficult to choose the overall winner in each category, as all the essays we received exemplified Caribbean excellence”. Among the nine distinguished winners are Joel Anderson Jones of Trinidad & Tobago and Garrett Fairclough of Jamaica. 

The Grenada Board of Tourism is grateful to the principals, teachers, and parents who encouraged students in Grenada to participate in this essay contest. It also takes this opportunity to congratulate Claireece and Kameila on their achievement and invites all schools to participate in the next such FCCA competition which will be done during the April to June period of 2009.

View photos of the presentation to Kameila and Claireece by Edwin Frank of the Grenada Board of Tourism.

For more information contact:
Edwin Frank
Public Relations Officer


School Quote

‘every student is expected to take her academic studies seriously at all times;’ and  ‘every student should regard herself as a citizen of the Anglican High School Community, who live together, pooling and sharing their qualities of mind and character with a view to utilizing and developing the resources of their common habitation for the good of all.’

~ AHS Handbook given to every new student