Students excel in numbers, words

Students of the George Hicks Campus recently demonstrated prowess in maths and Spanish during two intra-campus events among students of its four schools.

According to a Government Information Services release, in the George Hicks’ Mathematics Competition, Leading Edge students captured the Eric Spooner Memorial Challenge Trophy (named in honour of a long-serving math teacher). Members of the winning team were Mariah Tibbetts, Christal Borden, Danielle Borden, Amanda Dixon, Stewart Watt and Shanna Linwood-Melgare.

The second runner-up was Heritage High with 84 points, followed by New Horizons (72) and PACE (66).

The advisory added that the mathematics competition had been a George Hicks standard for over a decade, but had not been held for the past two years, as the campus recovered and reorganised post-Ivan.

In the second event, the first-ever George Hicks Intra-Campus Spanish Competition, Heritage High team took the lead, amassing 33 points. The team comprised of Asaph Scott, Marjorie Calzado, Renee Lindo, Martynna Berry, Alison Antonio and Cristal Samaroo.

New Horizons followed with 21 points, Leading Edge (19) and PACE (18).

The competition entailed students being tested in Spanish vocabulary and grammar, as well as the culture and special festivals of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish Department Coordinator Janet Harris said, ‘This inaugural event was very successful and is expected to be held annually. I anticipate that next year’s event will be even bigger and better.’

The Education Ministry’s Curriculum Development Officer, Clive Baker, gave the closing remarks and expressed delight at the students’ performances.

The participating pupils received awards of participation, gift certificates and books.

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