Monday 21 May, 2018

Young writers pen pieces for Rita Marley Essay Competition

(From left) Rosemary Duncan, manager of the Rita Marley Foundation, with Arlene Morgan, VP Upper School at Wolmer's Girls' School; Wolmer's students Tamoy Campbell (1st), Danelle Mathews (2nd) and Kuan Kera Wheatley (3rd); and Charmaine Ashman, Wolmer's VP Lower Form at last year's presentation ceremony.

(From left) Rosemary Duncan, manager of the Rita Marley Foundation, with Arlene Morgan, VP Upper School at Wolmer's Girls' School; Wolmer's students Tamoy Campbell (1st), Danelle Mathews (2nd) and Kuan Kera Wheatley (3rd); and Charmaine Ashman, Wolmer's VP Lower Form at last year's presentation ceremony.

Budding writers at high schools across Jamaica are now rapt in composing commanding pieces for the annual Rita Marley Foundation Essay Competition.

This year, students are required to write on the topic, "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" - lyrics from Dr Rita Marley’s song, ‘Who Feels It, Knows It’.

The Foundation’s manager, Rosemary Duncan, stated, “students are encouraged to pen riveting and interesting 1000 word original pieces. As the assigned topic allows for breadth and depth for expression and interpretation.”

A judging panel of four acclaimed educators will assess entries. Schools are required to submit compositions no later than June 4.The top three placements will be announced on Friday, June 29 and impressive prizes; including cash, awarded.

The winning essay will be published in the  Foundation's quarterly  newsletter, Harambe.

Wolmer’s Girls’ High School obliterated all competition at last year’s staging of the competition. The school amassed all top spots with Tamoy Campbell being judged the overall winner, followed by her schoolmates Danelle Mathews in second, and Kuan Kera Wheatley in third.

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