- Anchovy High School, in St. James, has emerged tops in the Jamaica Productivity Centre’s (JPC) 2013 poster competition.
- The competition targeted students 14 to 18 years old in schools islandwide, who were asked to design a poster which depicted the theme for the week in a creative manner.
- The winner of this year’s competition received a computer tablet and trophy, as well as a desktop computer for the school.
Anchovy High School, in St. James, has emerged tops in the Jamaica Productivity Centre’s (JPC) 2013 poster competition.
Students and teachers of the school erupted in cheers when young Kadian Thomas was placed third; and the cheers grew even louder after Tatyna Harvey, was named winner of the competition. The second place finisher was Anthony Smith, of Knox College.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, presented the winning trophy to Tatyna and her teacher, Donovan Hart, during the opening ceremony to mark the start of National Productivity Awareness Week, on October 7, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The week is being celebrated under the theme: ‘Productivity-Pathway to Competitiveness and Growth’.
The competition targeted students 14 to 18 years old in schools islandwide, who were asked to design a poster which depicted the theme for the week in a creative manner. The designs had to include the JPC logo, as well as a slogan to show that they understood the concept of productivity.
Chief Judge, Robert ‘Kibo’ Thompson, praised the quality of the entries, which he said displayed creativity on all levels, and thanked the teachers who guided the students along the way.
He also informed that the number of entries almost doubled from last year, with six schools having six entries each.
“In choosing the winner, we saw a definitive purpose in execution that is applicable today in the way in which we communicate through technology, through efficiency and clarity in the message that we bring to the market place. I believe that the winners that we selected hit it right on target, that we could actually take these works, reproduce them tomorrow or tonight and go straight to communicating through productivity,” Mr. Thompson said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hart praised his students for their hard work and thanked the academic staff for their support. “The students here (Anchovy High) are very hard working. They are more than determined to be successful and every time I work with these students it really lightens by heart to see the kind of effort that they put out,” Mr. Hart said.
This is the second national competition that the school has won this year, having also topped the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) competition earlier.
Tatyana told JIS News that she was feeling “good” about winning and thanked her teachers for their help and encouragement. “We worked hard on it with our teachers, they helped us the most,” she said.
“I feel good knowing that we have won these trophies for my school and myself. We worked hard on it and it actually paid off,” said third place winner Kadian, who is now in Grade 11 at Anchovy High.
Three students received special mention for their entries – Denroy Mitchell of Green Pond High School in St. James; Lowen Allen of Jose Marti Technical, St. Catherine; and Sherona DaCosta of Tarrant High in Kingston.
The winner of this year’s competition received a computer tablet and trophy, as well as a desktop computer for the school, while the runner-up received a book voucher valued at $25,000, a bank account valued at $10,000, along with a trophy. The third place finisher received a $15,000 book voucher, a trophy, and a $10,000 bank account. The students also received gift baskets courtesy of LASCO.