Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School advances to ‘Best in Class’ finals

Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary students and teachers

ZIZ News…Nov 17 2011…”I know I will win” those were the words uttered by eleven year old Chris Tyson from the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School when asked how he thought he would do overall in the SCASPA Best in Class Primary School Quiz Competition.

Twelve students in teams of two represented the Saddlers, Edgar T. Morris, Estridge, Joshua Obadiah Williams, Violet Petty and Cayon Primary Schools in SCASPA’s second semi-final elimination round on Tuesday, 15th November, 2011 at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

Students were quizzed on the core subject areas of the Grade Five curriculum – English Language, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. Questions were also asked about SCASPA.

Sharp, intelligent and confident, Chris Tyson and Keyshawana Headley from the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School finished the competition in first place with an impressive total score of one hundred and five (105) points. Chris Tyson emerged as the Most Outstanding Student in the competition with a total score of fifty (50) points. The winning team will join the Beach Allen Primary School’s representatives in the Best in Class Grand Finals on Thursday, 1st December, 2011.

The Saddlers and Estridge Primary Schools tied in second place with a total score of forty-five (45) points. The teams were represented by Zubaidah French, Antonette Adams, Keishlyn Browne and Zhanel Akers respectively. In third place with a total score of forty (40) points was the Edgar T. Morris Primary school represented by Aaron Jackson and Annica Carey. Namibia Clavier and Deijha King of the Cayon Primary School finished fourth with a total score of thirty-five (35) points.

Moderator for the evening, Mr. Jason Davis, commented on the overall competition. “I think it was a great initiative organized by SCASPA. Putting the focus on academic excellence is always a good idea and I hope the focus on academic excellence continues in the future. “

The Best in Class Primary School Quiz Competition continues on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011 at 6: 00 in evening at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. Students from the Basseterre Private Zone – Maurice Hillier, Seventh-day Adventist, George Moody Stuart and Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary Schools – will battle against each other for a place in the final competition on Thursday, 1st December, 2011. All are invited to support the students and schools.

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