JIS Hosts Heritage Debate Competition In Clarendon


Eight high Schools in Clarendon will this year be participating in a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Regional Heritage Debate Competition in celebration of Heritage 2003.
The competition will focus on the contribution of National Hero George William Gordon to the improvement in the working conditions and lives of Jamaicans.
The schools to participate include Central High, Vere Technical High, Clarendon College, Kemps Hill High, Edwin Allen High, Denbigh High, Garvey Maceo High and Glenmuir High, and the competition is being hosted under the national theme for heritage week, ‘Embracing our heritage.Out of many, one people’.
The competition in Clarendon will commence on Friday, October 3 and culminate on Friday, October 24.Winners from the May Pen Region are to compete with other regional winners across the island in a national competition.
Previous winners from the Clarendon region include Vere Technical High School in 2000, and Glenmuir High School in 2001 and 2002.
Major sponsors of the Clarendon regional competition to date include, the Jamaica Public Service Company(JPSCo) and Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited(JMMB) Mandeville branch.
JIS News spoke with Jacqueline Mullings, JMMB Manager about the company’s involvement with the competition.
“JMMB is very happy to be associated with this competition as it is important that we use creative means of highlighting Jamaican heritage and culture in schools,” she said.
Ms. Mullings emphasised that students needed to appreciate the work of the National Heroes in a way that would stimulate them into making their own contribution to nation building.
At the regional level, schools will vie for the National Commercial Bank (NCB) trophy, individual trophies as well as educational and gift items.Erica Richards, last year’s best debater from the winning school, Glenmuir High, said, “the competition has really enhanced my analytical skills as well as my understanding and appreciation of Jamaican history”.

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