13 June 2005


Students of the San Fernando Boys’ R.C. School, the Rio Claro Hindu School and Maria Regina Grade School have worked their way into the Grand Finals of the NALIS Children’s Quiz which will be held at the National Library on Thursday 16 June at 9:30 a.m. The NALIS Children’s Quiz is designed to introduce students and teachers to new books, create the reading habit and life long readers, as well as engage SEA students in their final term in primary school.

The Preliminary rounds of the quiz competition began on April 25, 2005 with over 415 students participating in their respective Zones (North, East and South). Students are quizzed in the categories of Books and Authors, Library Skills and General Knowledge.

The winning school at the Finals will be awarded school prizes of books and the three representatives from the school will be awarded individual prizes. Branch winners and zonal champions will also be awarded book prizes.

The Zonal results are as follows:

North Zone Winners:
First Place: Maria Regina Grade School
Amanda Garcia
Gia Leid
Adam Antar

Second Place: Sacred Heart Girls’ School
Stecia-Marie Fletcher
Leah Thompson
Avion Phillips

Third Place: Crystal Stream Government School
Michelle Joseph
Christopher Joseph
Ezekiel Yorke

East Zone Winners:
First Place: Rio Claro Hindu School
Damien Mohammed
Avian Nanansingh
Jeremy Sahatoo

NALIS Children’s Quiz Finals at National Library

Second Place: Monroe Road Hindu School
Brandon Sonnylal
Fazil Ramdass
Ian Dalgir

Third Place: Orange Field Hindu School
Emily Gayah
Varsha Jagnarine
Ariel Ramsundar

South Zone Winners:
First Place: San Fernando Boys’ R.C. School
Shivan Ramoutar
Kristoff Samm
Keno Carter-Guy

Second Place: Couva Exchnage Presbyterian School
Samira Sampath
Aalia Prudhum – Ali
Parveen Seepersad

Third Place: Point Fortin ASJA School
Shaniece Frank
O’Neale Bhola
Ansari Khan