Youth parliamentarians exceeded expectations

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 118 Views   no discussions Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights. Photo gallery with students belowSeven young persons who participated in a Youth Parliament to commemorate Commonwealth Day 2012 were on Friday rewarded for a performance which “exceeded expectations”.The students participated in a bi-annual youth parliament organized by the local branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on March 13th, 2012 at the Parliament building.The general theme for the motion debated was “that government allocates more resources for cultural activities, and cultural exchanges with other nations, with a view to furthering the development and economic enhancement for the people of Dominica through the medium of culture”.Speaker of the House of Assembly and President of the Dominica branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Alix Boyd-Knights told the awardees at the prize giving ceremony on Friday that “you all not only rose to those expectations but exceeded them by far”. The winners on the government side were;• Donalie Dailey of the North East Comprehensive School – Best debater• Matthew Auguiste of the North East Comprehensive School – 2nd place• Shakina Moise of the Convent High School – 3rd placeThe winners on the opposition side were;• Michael Reefe of the Dominica State College – Best debater• Kieran Francis of the Saint Mary’s Academy – 2nd place• Sheldon Alfred of the Saint Mary’s Academy– 3rd placePeaches Green of the Dominica Grammar School was adjudged the best speaker received a gift certificate compliments the Fort Young Hotel for lunch for two.Donalie Dailey of the North East Comprehensive School was judged best overall performer. She took home a laptop computer compliments LIME Dominica, a handset compliments Digicel, 2 plaques for being the best speaker on the government side and best overall performer as well as a $350.00 cheque.Dailey described her participation in the youth parliament as “a great experience” which she will never forget. She intends to pursue studies in political science so that she could “one day become the prime minister”.The other students were also awarded cheques in the amount of $350.00 while the schools; North East Comprehensive School, Dominica Grammar School and the Dominica State College whose students won the Best Speaker for both sides and best role player were awarded a cheque of $300.00 each compliments the CPA.Micheal Reefe was awarded a handset compliments Digicel for being the best speaker on the opposition side.Matthew Auguiste, Kieran Francis, Shakina Moise and Sheldon Alfred were awarded gift packages each. Meanwhile Micheal Reefe who is part of the Student Government Association of the Dominica State College called on young people to participate in such activities especially public speaking as there “are several incentives” and he also intends to return to the Parliament as an adult to help make Dominica “a more productive and developed country”. The Speaker also commended the business establishments who contributed to the staging of the youth parliament and urged others to support such activities. [nggallery id =175]Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share LocalNews Youth parliamentarians exceeded expectations by: – May 4, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

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