3 views

Ink It Foundation honours JHS students for partaking in ‘Young Writer’s Contest’

The Ink It Foundation, in partnership with the Esther Ocloo Foundation, among others, has rewarded some Junior High School pupils for participating in the ‘Young Writer’s Contest’.

The pupils, numbering 12, were in various schools under the La Dade Kotopon Education Directorate.


The Young Writer’s Contest was organized amongst some 12 Schools and 5 other non-scoring students in the Directorate.

2019’s contest required the participants to write about the life and legacy of the late Esther Afua Ocloo as well as the lessons or the impact that her life has made.

The ceremony, which was held at the Christ the King Parish in Accra on Wednesday, December 18, saw Yolanda Nana Yaa Kwakye from La Salem Presbyterian Basic School received the top prize.


Yolanda Nana Yaa Kwakye with her mum

As a reward, she received a cash prize of GHC 1,000 as well as assorted books.

Matthew Amevor of St. Maurice R/C J.H.S. came in second, receiving GHC 600.00 as well as assorted books, with Yvonne Pearl Anyetei of the La Presbyterian/Emmaus J.H.S. placing third and receiving GHC 400.00 with assorted books.

Matthew Amevor of St. Maurice R/C J.H.S.

All participants in the contest were given a certificate of participation.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Thomas Okyere, who was from the Botswana Consulate, urged the students to continue in the habit of writing.

 

He cautioned that if efforts were not made by individuals to write their own stories, others would write them on their behalf and that may be dangerous.

The ultimate award winner, Yolanda Nana Yaa Kwakye also admonished her colleagues to read more to enhance their writing skills.

Find below the full list of students awarded

Name School Position
Yolanda Nana Yaa Kwakye La Salem Presbyterian Basic School 1st
Matthew Amevor St. Maurice R/C J.H.S. 2nd
Yvonne Pearl Anyetei La Presbyterian/Emmaus J.H.S. 3rd
Victoria Atumowe Atanga Association Community Model Basic School 4th

The following students received consolation prizes:

S/N Name School
1 Comfort Nana Oware Airport Police ‘2’  J.H.S.
2 Dorcas Apiu Rangoon Camp A & B  J.H.S.
3 Emmanuella Adjei St. Paul’s  J.H.S.
4 Augustine Kwabena Danso Airport Police ‘1’  J.H.S.
5 Kelvin Zuati La Yahoushua  J.H.S.
6 Xorlasi Miracle Kporti La Bethel Presbyterian  J.H.S.
7 Kelvin Odoi La Presbyterian/Emmaus J.H.S.
8 Grace Sakyibea Ahwireng La Enobil ‘2’ Basic  J.H.S.

The following students (Non-Scoring) also received consolation prizes

S/N Name School
1 Christiana Boamah Tenashie  J.H.S.
2 Emmanuella Amoussoumi Osu Home J.H.S.
3 Rebecca Mensah La Enobal ‘2’ J.H.S.
4 Emmanuel Djabatey La Enobal  J.H.S.
5 Doris Elika La Enobal  J.H.S.

The Partners of the event were:

E.O.M.F (ESTHER OCLOO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION)

BOTSWANA CONSULATE, GHANA

AMA ATA AIDOO CENTRE FOR CREATIVE WRITING

KINGDOM BOOKS AND STATIONERY

GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE (G.E.S)

E.P.P BOOKS

PRINT INNOVATION

WORLD READER

DOUGLAS OSEI POKU (OPA CHEMIST)

 

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

Leave a Reply