Montserrat’s top finishers in the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s 2018 Essay competition received their awards today from ECCB country manager Angela Estwick.
The brief ceremony took place during the General Assembly of the Montserrat Secondary School on Monday morning.
Estwick shared that there were a total of 132 submissions from all eight territories in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. Montserrat’s submissions were as follows: 13-16 age group = 12 and 17-19 age group = 4.
Tiffany Weekes placed 3rd overall and received $1000, a certificate and a trophy. The MSS received $EC500 and Mrs. Cleo Cassell, the English teacher who facilitated their participation received EC$200. Weekes told the students that her entire English class had to write on the topic and so they should expect to do the same for the next competition. She had not wanted to enter the competition and was surprised to find out that she had placed in the top three.
Indyriah Crichlow of the Montserrat Community College was awarded Best in Country and received a certificate for her essay. Crichlow encouraged the students of the MSS to do their best at all times.
Both schools received certificates for their participation.
Students had to submit essays on the topic: “Towards a Cashless Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Realities for the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union”