Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Spring Garden wins JGRA primary quiz competition

From left: Jason Simpson, Principal Golden Grove Primary, with members of his team, along with JGRA President Gregory Chung and coach Valerie Beadle.

From left: Jason Simpson, Principal Golden Grove Primary, with members of his team, along with JGRA President Gregory Chung and coach Valerie Beadle.

Golden Grove and Spring Garden primary schools, were on Monday named champions of the Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association Region 3 Primary School Quiz Competition held at the Royalton White Sands Resort in Trelawny

Now in its second year, the competition attracted teams from Quality Education Circles (QEC) in Trelawny and St Ann.

The regional championship decider saw St Ann's parish champs Golden Grove and Trelawny’s Spring Garden square off. After an exciting match, Spring Garden Primary School was declared the winner.

The winning team, Spring Garden Primary and officials. From left, standing, Julia Richards, coach of Spring Garden; Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager; Mayor of St Ann’s Bay Michael Belnavis; Sophia Forbes Hall, Regional Director, Ministry of Education Region Three; Gregory Chung, JGRA President; Dowen Virgo, Committee Chairman for the competition;  Custos of Trelawny Paul Muschette; Delroy Christie of JGRA; Grace Hughes-Malcolm, principal, Spring Garden Primary.

The winning teams from each parish received $75,000 per member, while the winning coaches walked away with $100,000. 

Second-placed teams at the parish level received $50,000 with their coaches receiving $75,000. The third-placed team at the parish level earned a cash reward of $20,000, while the coach received $50,000.  The team that placed fourth secured $10,000 per team member and the coach received $25,000. 

Michelle White-Guy, Principal of Steer Town Primary and Junior High (left) with coach Vivian Howard and members of her team.

“This competition is a part of our commitment to education in Jamaica. We have done the necessary groundwork to be able to support these students as they continue their education,” said. JGRA president Gregory Chung.

The regional winner will receive a $200,000 sponsored educational programme while second place secured a similar sponsorship valued at $100,000. All quarterfinalists were given tablet computer.

“This is the extent of our commitment to these students” Chung added. 

The quiz competition was part of several nationwide activities to commemorate National Road Safety Month.

 

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