Kady Mills, daughter of broadcaster Kimberlain Mills is the winner of this year’s Michelle Coy Reading Competition.
Mills, a Grade 5 student of the Hillsborough Government School was adjudged the best reader from a field of six (6) participants who came from the primary schools in Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The 2nd place went to Grace Niles of Mt. Pleasant Government School and 3rd Dover Government School student Montez McLawrence who was the sole male student in the competition.
The others participants were Rianna Charles of Harvey Vale Government, Latoya Frank who attends Petite Martinique RC and Khadijah Benjamin from L’Esterre Rosary School.
The participants all received electronic gadgets such as tablets and a Samsung Tab S3 which were loaded with reading materials to encourage them to continue reading.
The competition which is in its 3rd year is sponsored by the New York-based organisation Mt. Pleasant and Grand-Bay USA INC in honour of the late Literacy Coordinator Michelle Coy.
Outgoing President of the organisation Viola Browne said their focus continues to be the promotion and advancement of the educational and social welfare of the community of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Area Education Officer Rosalina Patrice-Lendore commended the organisation for their contribution towards the development of education on the sister isle and for honouring the memory of Michelle Coy, who left an indelible mark in the field of literacy.
And, to reaffirm the importance of reading, a junior Michelle Coy Reading Competition is being planned for the students of Grade K, 1 and 2.