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5th Annual Essay Competition

From the Jamaica Gleaner:

Budding writers from high schools across Jamaica are being invited to participate in the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Essay Competition.

This year’s topic is “Every man thinks his burden is the heaviest because they feel the pain. Who feels it knows it. But, don’t sit by the window gazing at the moon. Get right up and move.” These are lyrics from Rita Marley’s song Who Feels It, Knows It.

The foundation’s manager, Rosemary Duncan, said: “Students are encouraged to pen riveting and interesting 1,000-word original pieces as the assigned topic allows of breadth and depth for expression and interpretation.”

A panel of four educators will assess the entries.

Schools are required to submit compositions no later than June 4. The top three placements will be announced on Friday, June 29.

In last year’s competition, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School students Tamoy Campbell, Danelle Mathews and Kuan Kera Wheatley took the three top spots. The winning essay will be published in the foundation’s quarterly newsletter, Harambe.

Wolmer’s Girls’ High School Sets Historic Feat

New Champion -Wolmer’s Girls’ High School Sets Historic Feat At The Rita Marley Foundation(JA) Essay Competition

Wolmer’s Girls’ High School left an indelible mark at the 4th Annual Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Essay Competition. Earning the top three spots at the event, which saw entries from high schools across Jamaica.

We congratulate all participants. Special thanks to principals and teachers for their support.

Read Tamoy Campbell’s winning essay in the upcoming issue of HARAMBE Newsletter, click here to subscribe.

​(L-R) Rosemary Duncan (Manager RMF(JA), Arlene Morgan (WGS, Vice Principal (Upper Form), Tamoy Campbell (1st), Danelle Mathews (2nd), Kuan Kera Wheatley (3rd), Charamine Ashman(WGS, Vice Principal (Lower Form).

​(L-R) Rosemary Duncan (Manager RMF(JA), Arlene Morgan (WGS, Vice Principal (Upper Form), Tamoy Campbell (1st), Danelle Mathews (2nd), Kuan Kera Wheatley (3rd), Charamine Ashman(WGS, Vice Principal (Lower Form).

Harambe | April – July 2016

April to July 2016

In this Issue

  • Glorious 70
  • “Children Get Your Culture, and Don’t Stay
    There and Gesture Or
    the Battle Will Be
    Hotter And You Won’t Get No Supper. Wake Up and Live”
  • Speech for 3rd Annual Essay Awards
    Ceremony
  • Jamaica’s Prime Minister & Opposition
    Leader Answer
    Questions from Public
    Speaking Champions
  • PenPal Letter Writing Exchange & Cultural
    Storytelling
    Programmes at EOC
    Basic Schools
  • Water for Humanity & Rita Marley Foundation
  • More Highlights From 3rd Annual Rita
    Marley Foundation (Ja)
    Essay Competition

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William Knibb Memorial High School Wins

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William Knibb Memorial High School Wins 3rd Annual Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Essay Competition. Read winning essay in upcoming issue of HARAMBE. Subscribe today…

Excellent Congratulations:

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1st
place
Nastacia Linton, William Knibb Memorial High School
2nd place Kuankera Wheatley, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School
3rd place Jaya Buchanan, York Castle High School
4th place Danelle Mathews, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School

 

Special Commendations to Semi-Finalists:

O’Jae Adlam Papine High School
Brittany Atkins York Castle High School
Shiyan Barnett Wolmer’s Boys’ High School

 

Tremendous Thanks Loop Jamaica for coverage:

“Nastacia Linton flashed a wry smile when she was announced as the winner of the Rita Marley Foundation essay competition at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston on Friday.

The William Knibb fourth former bested a field of eight in the competition which sees the brightest and best writers in high school go head to head to cop the prestigious prize…”

Please click here to read more of the article

Awesome Congratulations

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WHO WILL WIN THE RITA MARLEY FOUNDATION (JA) 3RD ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION

Awesome Congratulations to the following schools & students:

Name School
O’Jae Adlam Papine High School
Brittany Atkins York Castle High School
Shiyan Barnett Wolmer’s Boys’ High School
Kuankera Wheatley Wolmer’s Girls’ High School
Nastacia Linton William Knibb Memorial High School
Danelle Mathews Wolmer’s Girls’ High School
Jaya Buchanan Kamoze York Castle High School



THE WINNER WILL BE REVEALED ON FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016 (INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY)!

3rd Annual Essay Competition Update

High schools submitted essays for the 3rd Annual Rita Marley Foundation(JA) Essay Competition. An event presented in collaboration with Heart Institute of the Caribbean Foundation.

Our distinguished judging panel is assessing the entries.

Finalists will be announced on June 18.

Finalists ranking in the competition, revealed on July 1 (International Reggae Day)

Stay tuned…..Harambe