Jada Chambers of the St. Vincent Girl’s High School is the winner of WEFM’s 2017 annual Youth Summer Reading Challenge.

Jada earned 20 points out of 25, to take the top spot from a field of five competitors. She received the Highest Distinction Award.

Second place went to Lanique Cupid of the Thomas Saunders Secondary who earned 19.16 points out of 25, and received the award of Distinction.

The other participants were Kiandra McDowall of Buccament Bay Secondary who received the award of Excellence, Davanne Thomas of Bishop College Kingstown who received the award of Merit; and Camesha Bowens of Dr. J.P. Eustace Memorial Secondary School who received a Special Staff Award.

The Summer Reading Challenge, which is into its fourth year, was held from July 24 to 26, 2017, and saw the finalists being trained in basic radio broadcasting.

The training sought to build more confident readers by exposing the participants to training in Fluency, Confidence, Voice and Diction. It was also designed to expose them to careers in Media.

On Thursday July 27, 2017, the finalists competed by reading the news LIVE on air here on WEFM 99.9.

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