Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 19, 2018 (SKNIS): Arjenel Browne of the Immaculate Conception Catholic School (ICCS) has been selected as the third prize winner in the Junior Division of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation for the Caribbean 2018 Children’s Essay Contest. As a result, she and her school are the proud recipients of US $1,000 each.
Primary and secondary school students from all grades in FCCA partner destinations, including the Caribbean, Latin America, South America and Central America, were invited to participate in the prestigious FCCA competition.
The essay contest was conducted in two age categories: Junior Division Children (ages 12 and under) and Senior Division Children (ages 13 to 16 years).
Each student was required to submit one essay written in English, 500 words in length, on the topic: “What cultural aspect of my country should cruise passengers experience?” The essays were judged on content/subject, creativity, style/structure and grammar.
During the cheque handing-over presentation, Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Lindsay Grant said that Ms. Browne and the ICCS should be proud as she was selected from a vast number of student entries.
“She stood out for her knowledge not only in the cruise industry, but for the research she would have done,” he said.
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 18 Member Lines operating nearly 200 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters.