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Winner of the inaugural Bauxite and Alumina Industry Essay Competition is Jhenelle White, a fourth form student at Campion College in Kingston.
Miss White’s essay was one of nine entries from six high schools that explored the topic: ‘The Value of the Bauxite and Alumina Industry to Jamaica’.
Addressing the awards ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel on March 30, Executive Director at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Parris A. Lyew-Ayee, highlighted the industry’s role in fostering education in Jamaica.
He noted that the bauxite and alumina sector has played a significant role in the development of education across the country through scholarships, grants or the donation of buildings to academic institutions at all levels. Mr. Lyew-Ayee said the competition was an excellent idea which “got students and teachers thinking about the industry, looking into different aspects of the industry,” while examining and researching the topic. Second place went to Prince Carter, also of Campion College, while third place was awarded to Michael Berry of Guys Hill High School in St. Catherine.
The competition, which was open to all 10th and 11th graders in high schools across Jamaica, was intended to promote awareness and knowledge of the bauxite and alumina sector and encourage research and dialogue on its importance in Jamaica.
Prizes included computers, printers, digital camera, DVD players and books for the schools’ libraries.
The other participating high schools were Denbigh, Westwood, Herbert Morrison Technical and Manchester High School.
The essay competition is an initiative of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute and other industry players and will be held annually.

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