Azaria Commissiong from the Number One Girl Guides Company was adjudged overall winner in the inaugural reading competition to mark International Day of Peace on Friday.

The competition, held at the Girl Guides Headquarters, also sought to promote International Literacy Day which was recognized on September 8th and Orange Day which will be recognized on the 25th of September to advocate an end to violence against girls and women.

There were seven participants in last Friday’s competition.

They were – Anaelia Williams from the No.3 Girl Guides Company, Ajeah Hope from the No. 27 Girl Guides Company, Saniyah Antrobus from the No.29 Girl Guides Company, Kendeisha Cupid from the No.8 Girl Guides Company, Azaria Commissiong from the No.1 Girl Guides Company, Jada Adams from the No.16 Girl Guides Company and Asha Nicholls from the No.28 Girl Guides Company.

Each participant read two pieces which included a fictional piece entitled Charlotte’s Story which brought awareness to issues of online bullying, the dangers of pornographic material and the importance of smart surfing online.

The participants also read an informational text on International Day of Peace to highlight the observance of the day, its purpose and several initiatives across the globe.
The participants were judged based on fluency, diction, volume and comprehension.

The second place winner is Ajeah Hope from the No.27 Girl Guides Company and Saniyah Antrobus from the No. 29 Girl Guides Company placed 3rd.

The judges in Friday’s competition were: Mrs. Carol Ross, Mrs. Gwennete Cambridge and Mrs. Janique Sandy.