Kharyce Moonie of St. Lucia has won the 4th Courts OECS Reading competition at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau, Dominica on Wednesday.
Moonie, nine-year-old student of the Plain View Combined School in St. Lucia, gathered a total of 736 points.
She took home $5,000, a laptop, trophy, and $5,000 for her school. Moonie said she was excited to be the 2012 winner of the competition and thanked her parents and teachers who assisted her in preparing for the competition.
Competitors had to read a short narrative passage called “The Camel and the Pig” and each was given a news item to present.
Dominica’s Aiden Bruney of the Wesley Primary school placed second, walking away with a cash prize of $3,000, while Aleeza Burroughs of St. Kitts placed third, receiving a $2,000 cash prize.
Other participants of the competition included Orion Warner of Antigua, Xenique Daize of St. Vincent, and Nyturia Smith of Grenada.
Last year’s winner was Dominica’s Shaniah Edwards.
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