Mt. Alvernia Preparatory School wins Disaster Awareness Quiz

MONTEGO BAY, St. James (June 8, 2017):  Students of Mount Alvernia Preparatory School were in high spirits after defeating Springfield Primary, in the annual Disaster Education Awareness Programme’s Quiz Competition on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

The competition, which commenced on May 26, 2017, to June 6, 2017, saw a total of eighteen participating schools. During the finals, the Mt. Alvernia Preparatory team upset Springfield Primary for the top position. Chetwood Memorial Primary School was also victorious over the Lottery Primary School and secured third place.

Chief Executive Officer of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Mr. Gerald Lee (left), presents students - (from left) Khalie Wray, Mikkaile Cardouza, Adrianna Dixson and Govind Girnami - of Mt. Alvernia Preparatory School with the 1st place winner's trophy after the school secured the top spot in the 10th Annual Disaster Education Awareness Programme - Quiz Competition Finals that were held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. Parish Coordinator - Disaster Preparedness, Ms. Tamoy Sinclair, shares the moment.

Now in its tenth year, the annual Disaster Education Awareness Programme focused on the quiz and poster competitions.

The poster competition – split into three groups – was categorized by age. For the nine to twelve age group, Natajia Newton of Lottery Primary School was placed first, with Robertha Blake and Jaheim Ruddock, both of Garlands Primary School, securing second and third places respectively.

Danielle Mason of Irwin High School won first place for the 13-16 age group, while Pauleka Jones of Herbert Morrison Technical High School and Reanna Dillon, also of Irwin High School, got second and third places for their posters.

Tiasha Reid of Herbert Morrison Technical High School will be awarded for the ‘best poster’ as she submitted two pieces that won both first and second places for the over-16 age group. Chester Anderson of Maldon High School was placed third in this group.

The awards ceremony for the competition’s participants and winners will be held at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Friday, June 16, 2017.

This year’s programme was sponsored by the St. James Municipal Corporation, RIU Montego Bay, Chambers Book Store, Development Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica Money market Brokers (JMMB), Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (JaREEACH) II Project.