Nevis Places Third In The Caribbean FCCA Essay Contest

Miss Kerese Elliott of Nevis

Miss Kerese Elliott of Nevis

Charlestown,Nevis
September 9th, 2008

The Nevis Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce that eleven (11) year old, Kerese Elliot, of the Charlestown Primary School placed third overall in the Caribbean, for the junior division of the 2008 FCCA Foundation Children’s Essay Contest.  Kerese tied for third place with students from Antigua and Dominica.  According to the FCCA, similar skills were shown in many of the essays that led to selecting ties for second and third places for the first time in the history of the competition.

As the third place winner in her age group, Kerese will be awarded a cash scholarship of US $1000.00.  The Charlestown Primary School will also receive a monetary award of US$1000.00.

Meanwhile, fifteen (15) year old Serena Clarke of the Charlestown Secondary School, Nevis’ finalist in the senior division of the contest, will be rewarded with a cash prize of US $200.00.

Each year, the FCCA invites students in FCCA partner destinations in the Caribbean to participate in the FCCA Foundation Children’s Essay Contest.  The contest aims at promoting cruise tourism awareness among the youth. This year’s topic was: “What steps can we take as a destination to make cruise passengers feel more welcome while in port?”

The overall top winners came from Trinidad and Tobago in the junior category and Jamaica in the senior category.

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