Paix Bouche Primary School wins the Primary Schools Kwéyòl Spelling Bee Competition for the fifth time
The Paix Bouche Primary School has won the Primary Schools Kwéyòl Spelling Bee Competition for the 5th time. The event was held at the Arawak House of Culture Wednesday morning. It consisted of 16 rounds.
Winner, Solika Dupigny earned the title by outdoing nine other contestants with 62 points. “I feel very proud to have won for my school,” she said. She believes Creole should be celebrated and taught on-island. “I think that Creole is a very nice language,” she noted. “It is important to our country, Dominica, and other countries would like to learn the language, so I would like for everyone to learn it, so it will be known by everybody in Dominica.” She thanked her parents and teachers for their support.
She was awarded a tablet, compliments Digicel, and a plaque. Her school received two plaques—one of which was sponsored by ‘Sign Man’. Edicia Sanford, of the Salybia Primary School, was named first runner-up, with a total of sixty (60) points, and Wyatt Wallace of the Bense Primary School came third with fifty-six (56) points.
Other competitors included Brentwood Etienne of Goodwill Primary; Kurtis Alcendor of Grand Bay Primary; Claire Prince of Grand Fond Primary; Ailiah Esprit of Campbell Primary; Belqui Civil of Newtown Primary; Beatrice Cius of Kaleb Laurent Primary; and Joscia Wallace of Wesley Primary.
The Primary Schools Kwéyòl Spelling Bee Competition is in its seventh year, and is made possible through the efforts of the Division of Culture, the National Cultural Council, and the Komité Pou Etid Kwéyòl (KEK), and other sponsors. Jays Ltd. and ‘Sign Man’ were recognized and awarded for their continuous sponsorship of the spelling bee.
The previous Paix Bouche Primary School students who won the competition were Selena Victor in 2012, Nyrah Remy in 2013, Keiji George in 2014 and Kyne George in 2015. In 2011, Kandace Pond of the Grand Bay Primary School won the competition.
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