Rita Marley Foundation Essay Writing Competition 2015

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The Rita Marley Foundation (Jamaica) 2nd Annual Essay Competition

The Rita Marley Foundation (JA) recently launched its 2nd annual Essay Competition with participating schools issuing the essay theme and competition guidelines to students.

This year’s theme:

“If you are selected to address world leaders on behalf of the youth, what would be your message and why.”

Invitations were sent to numerous high schools. Seven accepted and will be represented by the following students:

York Castle High

York
Antonio Hall
grade 10, (15 years old)
York
Rodene Sylvester
grade 11 (16 years old)
York
Shakera Duncan
grade 10 (15 years old)
York
Nathaniel Graham
grade 10 (15 years old)

Haile Selassie High School

Haile Selassie
Takeen Evens
grade 10 (16 years old)

Wolmer’s Boys’ School

Wolmers
Aldane Walters
6th Form (17 years old)
Wolmers
Keanu Solan
6th Form (17 years old)
Wolmers
Mikhail Williams
6th Form (17 years old)

William Knibb Memorial High

Knibb
Nastassia Grossett
grade 11, (17 years old)

Glenmuir High School

Glenmuir
Antonica Clarke
grade 10 (15 years old)
Glenmuir
Bianca Harrison
grade 10 (15 years old)

Marcus Garvey Technical

Marcus Garvey
Swayne Josephs
grade 8M, (13 years old)
Marcus Garvey
Shenelle Dias
grade 8M, (13 years old)

Papine High School

Papine
Mellisa Gooden
grade 10
Papine
Tia Rutherford
grade 10
Papine
Tika Rutherford
grade 10


Details

  • Essays will be submitted to the Foundation on June 1st and assessed by a distinguished panel of judges.
  • Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony slated for July 1.
  • Trophies and prizes will be issued to the top three performing schools and individual writers/
  • The 1st place essay will be published in Harambe, the Rita Marley Foundation newsletter.

In February, the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) held a highly successful 1st annual public speaking competition at the University of the West Indies, Mona.