Friday, 18 May 2012

Branch Library's annual essay competition grows

Title: Shortwood Branch Library's annual essay competition growing
Date Published: April 30, 2012
Source: Jamaica Gleaner

Article reports on the Shortwood Branch Library's annual essay competition. Aim of the competition is reported as well as the history of the competition, its benefits, the participation level from students and the current awardees.


ALL EYES were fixed on Shana-Kay Ritchie of Oberlin High School as she collected her trophy for first place in the Shortwood Branch Library's fourth annual essay competition.
The aim of the competition was to exhibit the country's achievements over the last 50 years to the nation's children.
"The competition is beneficial as we get to critique the essays, make evaluations and communicate with the students directly or the teachers as to how they did and how they can improve. It helps with the writing process, researching and how to make references, among many other things," said Melony Leitch, librarian for the Shortwood Branch Library.