2011 Winners Announced - Canada-Barbados Environmental Essay Contest

Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary announced the six top winners of the 2011 national Canada-Barbados Environmental Essay Contest today.   Nearly 60 essay competitors entered the contest.  Awards were split into two age categories. 

Students were invited nationwide to write a 300-500 word essay about "Why is the environment important to Barbados?" Entries were judged on originality, creativity, articulation and strength of expression in addition to usual composition requirements.

"It was inspiring to read the essays from students throughout Barbados," said an official with the Sanctuary.  "Under the guidance of their teachers we saw these students produce remarkable and passionate essays about why Barbados needs a healthy and diverse environment.

"We received many creative and thoughtful essays but these winners embraced the idea of personal responsibility when it came to preserving the environment. We are especially impressed with how young people in Barbados are acutely aware of how our quality of life and financial health are dependent on the environment."

Age 9-13 Winners:

  • 1st Place and $1,250: Kiara Smith, Providence Elementary School
  • 2nd Place and $500: Jade Griffith, Wills Primary School
  • 3rd Place and $250: Phoebe Vieira, St. Winifred's School

Age 14-18 Winners:

  • 1st Place and $1,250: Dudley Ellis, Harrison College
  • 2nd Place and $500: Shan Bovell, The Lodge School
  • 3rd Place and $250: Harrison College: Juwayriyah Nana, Harrison College

Honorable Mentions Ages 9-13:

  • Mohammed Nana, Wesley Hall Junior School
  • Rhea Campbell, The Ursuline Convent School
  • Rebecca Clarke, St. Winifred's School

Honorable Mentions Ages 14-18:

  • Michaela Welch, The St. Michael School
  • Jade Forsberg, The Codrington School
  • Jakita J. Connell, Queen's College

 

List of Entrants

Age 9-13 Category

Abdullah Elcock age   9 Luther Thorne Memorial School
Allesia Weatherhead age 13 Christ Church  Foundation School
Arianne Hennis age 10 Providence Elementary School
Ashley Serieux age 10 Wesley Hall Junior School 
Brittiny Bryan age   8 St Philip’s Primary School
Corinna Manning age   9 St Winifred’s School
Erika Bynoe age 12 The Lodge School
Ethan Bynoe age   9 St Winifred’s School 
Gabriella Gittens  age   9 St Winifred’s School  
Hope Wills age 10 Wills Primary School
Isaac Paskins age   9 St Winifred’s School
Jade Griffith age   9 Wills Primary School
Justin Lashley age 13 Foundation Secondary School
Kaiela Wall age 10 Wesley Hall Junior School
Kaila Lashley age   9 Wills Primary School
Kiara Smith age 10 Providence Elementary School
Kristian Hoyte age 13 The Lodge School
Leon Heallis age 13 Harrison College
Liana Walsh age   9 St Winifred’s School
Lyne Kazan age   9 Wills Primary School
Mahlea Archer age   ?  Wills Primary School
Marie Elena Goddard age 10 Providence Elementary School
Meredith Watson age   9 St Winifred’s School
Miles Straughan age   9 Wills Primary School
Mohammed Nana age   9 Wesley Hall Junior School 
Mykala St.Hill age 13 Christ Church  Foundation School
Olivia Skinner age   9 St Winifred’s School
Phoebe Vieira age 13 St Winifred’s School 
Rebecca Clarke age   9 St Winifred’s School 
Rebecca Eames age 10 Providence Elementary School
Rhea Campbell age 11 The Ursuline Convent School
Ronaldo Barrow age   9 St Philip’s Primary School
Sabrina DaSilva age 13 St Winifred’s School
Samuel Lowe age 12 The Lodge School
Sarah Howard age   9 St Winifred’s School
Shaquan Jones age 12 The Lodge School
Shawana Harris age 11 Harrison College
Theo Farley age 12 Combermere School
Theo Franklyn age 13 Combermere School
Trezequet Roberts age   9 St Philip’s Primary School
Tymara King age 13 Queen’s College
Yanique Scutt age   9 St Winifred’s School

Age 14-18 Category

Alexandra Gooding age 17 Queen’s College
Ché Greenidge age 17 Harrison College
Dudley Ellis age 18 Harrison College
Jade Forsberg age 16 The Codrington School
Jakita Connell age 18 Queen’s College
Juwayriyah Nana age 17 Harrison College
Kenidi Prescod age 15 The Lodge School
Lona Whitney age 16 The St Michael School
Maisha Holder age 16 Coleridge and Parry Secondary School
Michaela Welch age 16 The St Michael School
Nicholas Jackman age 18 Harrison College
Robyn Blackman age 15 The St Michael School
Ruthann Singh age 16 The St Michael School
Shan Bovell age 18 The Lodge School

The 2012 Canada-Barbados Environmental Essay Contest will be announced later in 2011.

 

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