The Jamaica Library Service (JLS) hosted the National Reading Competition Awards Ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Friday August 26, 2022 to celebrate the 2021/2022 Parish Champions, National Champions and Runners-up. Many thanks is extended to all our sponsors, management and staff of the JLS who contributed to the success of the event.

Click here to watch the 2021/2022 NRC Award Ceremony on JLS Facebook page or watch via YouTube. Viewers may also read the JIS articles entitled, “2021 and 2022 National Reading Competition Champions Awarded”  and Mother and Son are National Reading Competition Champions by Mickella Anderson.

NRC 2021 & 2022 Highlights

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Miss Debbie Bissoon, Master of Ceremony

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Miss Judith Najair Associate Director, Payments Operations at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank handing award to Aiyanna Davis, 2021 National Runner-up for the 6-8 age group representing the St. James Parish Library Network

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Miss Nickeisha Barnes, Singer and song writer entertaining the audience

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Mr. Paul Lalor, Chairman Jamaica Library Board handing award to Natajia Newton, 2021 National Runner-up for the 12-14 age group representing St. James Parish Library Network

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Miss Cindy Breakspear representing Welcome to Jamrock Raggae Cruise handing award to Peter Haynes, 2021 National Champion for the 15-20 age group representing the Portland Parish Library Network

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Cavane Carter, 2022 National Champion for the 6-8 age group representing the Portland Parish Library Network

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Mr. Stephen Wedderburn, Project Manager Geo-Tech Vision handing award to Phillena Dunn, 2021 National Champion for the 12-14 age group representing the St. Thomas Parish Library Network

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Miss Dionne Barnett, Senior Librarian handin prizes to Alphia McKenson, 2021 National Runner-up for the 21 & Over age group representing the St. Thomas Parish Library Network

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2022 National Champion and Runners-ups

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Mrs. Kerry-Ann Rodney-Wellington, LIAJA President handing award to Justin Plunkett, 2021 National Champion for the 6-8 age group representing the St. Ann Parish Library Network

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National Judges of the NRC

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The 2022 and 2021 National Champions who received the highest scores in the competition posing with Director General Jamaica Library Service, Chairman Jamaica Library Board, CEO VM Foundation, Cindy Breakspear and Project Manager Geo-Tech Vision

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Mrs. Marvetta Stewart-Richards, Regional Director Region 4 handing award to Aiyanna Davis, 2021 National Runner-up for the 6-8 age group representing the St. James Parish Library Network

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Miss Cindy Breakspear representing Welcome to Jamrock Raggae Cruise handing award to Justin Plunkett, 2021 National Champion for the 6-8 age group representing the St. Ann Parish Library Network

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A delightful conversation with Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid, Guest Speaker, Miss Cindy Breakspear representing Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise and Mrs. Samantha Charles, CEO VM Foundation

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Mr. Kemar Crosdale, Finance Director offering prayer

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Miss Opal Scott, Senior Librarian handing prizes to Khara Richards, 2022 National Runner-up for the 9-11 age group representing the St. Ann Parish Library Network

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Diana McCaulay, author donated her book entitled, "Daylight Come" to the Jamaica Library Service

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Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid, Guest Speaker

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Miss Shantole Thompson, Director of the Jamaica Library Board handing award to Akaileo Fisher, 2022 National Runner-up for the 6-8 age group representing the St. Elizabeth Parish Library Network

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Members of the Management and staff of the Jamaica Library Service

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Mrs. Samantha Charles, CEO VM Foundation greets Mr. Paul Lalor, Chairman Jamaica Library Board

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Mrs. Samantha Charles, CEO VM Foundation handing award to Adlyn Smith-Graham, 2022 National Champion for the 21 & Over age group representing the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Library Network

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Ms. Karen Zacca (left), Operations Director, Sandals Foundation and Ms. Sophia Lewis (right) Programme Lead, VM Foundation

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Miss Michka Wallace Records Clerk handing prizes to Janae Brown, 2022 National Champion for the 12-14 age group representing the St. Ann Parish Library Network

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Mrs. Samantha Charles, CEO VM Foundation handing award to Allyiauna Gordon, 2022 National Champion for the 15-20 age group representing the St. Thomas Parish Library Network

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Attractive prizes awarded to the National Champions and Runners-up

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Miss Carrol Plummer, Regional Director Region 6 handing prizes to Sarah Timbawala, 2022 National Runner-up for the 12-14 age group representing the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Library Network

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A light moment with Miss Cindy Breakspear representing Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, Miss Maureen Thompson, Director General of the Jamaica Library Service, Mrs. Samantha Charles, CEO VM Foundation and Mr. Paul Lalor, Chairman Jamaica Library Board

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Aiyanna Davis, 2021 National Runner-up delivering a presentation on her experience in the Competition

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Miss Tashoni Ellis, Marketing Specialist Canada & the Caribbean at JN Money Services (JA) Limited handing award to Naaliyah Noyan, 2022 National Runner-up for the 15-20 age group representing the St. Mary Parish Library Network

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Diane Browne and A-dZiko Simba Gegele, authors

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Mr. Stephen Wedderburn, Project Manager Geo-Tech Vision handing award to Aly-Anna Holness, 2022 National Champion for the 9-11 age group representing the St. Catherine Parish Library Network

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Mrs. Samantha Charles, CEO VM Foundation handing award to Darien Streete, 2022 National Runner-up for the 21 & Over age group representing the Hanover Parish Library Network

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National Champions and Runners-up enjoying the celebratory moment

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Marjorie Howitt-Bennett and Kyle Bennett, mother and son are 2021 National Champions for the 9-11 and 21 & Over age groups respectively representing the Clarendon Parish Library Network.

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2021 National Champions and Runners-up

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Display of the books used at the national level in the 2021 and 2022 Competition

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Miss Maureen Thompson, Director General handing award to Mrs. Marjorie Howitt-Bennett, 2021 National Champion for the 21 & Over age group representing the Clarendon Parish Library Network

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Miss Marilee Moodie, Senior Librarian handing prizes to Romario Parkes, National Runner-up for the 9-11 age group representing the St. Ann Parish Library Network

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