The San Pedro Town Library held its 2nd Annual Essay Reading Competition on Wednesday, May 26 at the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium where students from six different schools participated in the competition. Each student was given reading materials which contained approximately 350 words which were to be read at 70 words per minute and read in five minutes. The Category One participants read stories from fairytales, folktales, adventure, mystery and children fiction, whilst Category Two participants read stories written by Belizean authors such all Zee Edgell and Sir Colville Young. Students were judged on several aspects such as diction, fluency, intonation and overall expression. Judges for the event were Mr. Gary Tabony (Volunteer Teacher), Ms. Candy Armstrong (Education officer of San Pedro), Mrs. Amy Leiva (BTB representative), Mrs. Sofia Muñoz (Ambergris Today Newspaper Staff Writer) and Ms. Nathalie Manuel (San Pedro Sun Office Assistant). Sponsors for the competition were The Belize Tourism Board and The San Pedro Town Library.
Winners for the 2nd Annual Essay Reading Competition were: Category One: 1st Place: Zulema Ayala - $100.00 (Ambergris Caye Elementary School) 2nd Place: Hannah Williams - $75.00 (The Island Academy) 3rd Place: Martha Vasquez - $50.00 (Isla Bonita Elementary School) Category Two:1st Place: Jasmine Ritchie - $100.00 (Isla Bonita Elementary School) 2nd Place: Andreina Acosta - $75.00 (San Pedro R. C. School) 3rd Place: Gian Rivero - $50.00 (New Horizon S.D.A School) Congratulation to all participants and winners for a job well done!!