“Adapt, Diversify, Recreate. Independence 38” Announced As This Year’s Independence Theme

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 19, 2021 (SKNIS): The Ministry of Education, through Permanent Secretary Mr. William Vincent Hodge, announced the winner of the Independence 38 Theme Competition. The winner is Mr. Emani Samuel, a third-form student of the Verchilds High School, making it two consecutive years that a high school student has won the competition.

The winning theme “Adapt, Diversify, Recreate. Independence 38” was selected by the Federal Cabinet from one hundred and fifty (150) submissions. The criteria for theme selection stated that the theme must be concise, memorable, a phrase, a clause, or a short sentence of no more than six to eight words focusing on national wellness and economic rejuvenation. An internal rhyme scheme and a pattern of rhythm would enhance the theme.

During a telephone interview with Permanent Secretary Hodge, young Emani Samuel expressed jubilation at being selected as the winner of the competition. Permanent Secretary Hodge congratulated Mr. Samuel and indicated that the Ministry of Education will contact him regarding his prize.

The deadline for submission of all entries was Thursday 12th August 2021 and saw over seventy-five (75) entrants in the competition. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will be celebrating its 38th Independence Anniversary on September 19, 2021.

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