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Congratulations to All Carnival Competition Winners

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Feb 09 2018

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Congratulations to All Carnival Competition Winners

 Minister of Education Anthony Garcia today extends his congratulations to all the winners of the various Carnival related activities conducted over the last week. The finals of the National Schools Panorama, National Schools Calypso and Soca Monarchs, the National Schools Chutney Soca Monarch and the National Junior Ex-Tempo Monarch Competitions were held from Sunday 4th February to Thursday 8th February 2018. Minister Garcia, in praise of the students stated that “This year’s competitions exhibited some of the highest levels of talent, sportsmanship, creativity, intellect and raw talent that has been seen within the Carnival circuit in recent years. Teachers, parents, sponsors, Ministry officials and the media have all collaboratively ensured a successful completion of the 2018 schools Carnival competitions and I sincerely thank each of them.”

2018 saw the return of St Francois Girls’ College and St Margaret’s Boys’ Anglican School as returning Panorama champions in the secondary and primary categories respectively; the crowning of new Calypso and Soca monarchs in Duane O’Connor of St Mary’s College (Calypso) and Desle Julien, also of St Mary’s College tying with reigning Junior Soca Monarch Sergio Camejo of Fatima College for first place. Aaron Duncan of Queen’s Royal College took home the Schools Chutney Soca Monarch title and Kevan Calliste of St Benedict’s College showed his mental agility to take the crown at the Junior Ex-Tempo Monarch finals.

“These students are exemplars of the effectiveness of the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum within our nation’s schools but this is also additionally supplemented by the hard work of all of our stakeholders in education.” Minister Garcia emphasised his thanks to corporate sponsors who supported the Ministry of Education with the execution of these events and highlighted a commitment of the Government to the strengthening of the support offered to the promotion of culture in Trinidad and Tobago. 



 Released on 9th February, 2018