Ministry Of Tourism Announces Essay Contest Winners

Charlestown, Nevis - Waterfornt Walk and Pier

Charlestown, Nevis – Waterfornt Walk and Pier

Charlestown, Nevis
July 24, 2008

The Ministry of Tourism has  announced the local winners of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation 2008 Children’s Essay Contest.

Eleven year old Kerese Elliott, of the Charlestown Primary School, is Nevis‘ finalist in the Junior division, while fifteen year old Serena Clarke of the Charlestown Secondary School won the senior division.  The two winning essays have been forwarded to FCCA’s office in Florida for the final round of the judging, where overall winners in the Caribbean will be selected.

FCCA will award cash scholarships to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. The first place winner will receive US$3000.00, second place US$1,500 and third place US$1000.00.  To reward the students for their efforts, all finalists (except first, second and third place winners) will receive US$ 200.00.

Primary and Secondary School children were invited to submit essays of 300 to 500 words on the topic: “What steps can we take as a destination to make cruise passengers feel more welcome while in port?”

The participating schools in this year’s contest were the Ivor Walters Primary, Gingerland Primary, Charlestown Primary, Maude Crosse Preparatory, Lyn Jeffers, Gingerland and Charlestown Secondary Schools.  Fifteen students participated in the essay contest, which was coordinated on the local level by the Ministry of Tourism.

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