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Sierra Leone Entertainment: Modern High School bags reading, comprehension competition 1st Prize

Daisy Senesie, a Senior Secondary School Pupil at Modern High School has capped the National Inter-School Reading and Comprehension Competition leading her competitors with 50 points and carts away the Le1 million star prize.
The competition which was sponsored by Orange/Airtel which took place yesterday at the British Council auditorium was organized by Bright Light Youth Empowerment.
Ten competitors made it to the national finials – Annie Walsh Memorial, St Joseph’s, Modern High, Freetown Secondary School For Girls, Modern School of Science and Business, SOS School, Murialdo Secondary School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bo Commercial Secondary and Government Bo Secondary school.
However, at the end of the competition, SOS dangled at 5th position with 34 points, while Modern School of Science hung at 4th place with 42 points and Bo commercial School came 3rd with 45 points and St Joseph’s Secondary seconded the competition with 47 points.
Daisy said she felt delighted winning the competition. “it is very important to me…” she said.  Daisy said the competition has built her self-esteem. However, she noted that it was a surprise that she won because the other competitors were quite good. She thanked her teachers who taught her even during the holidays.
Prince Bindi, Bo Commercial Secondary School, SS3 pupil, said, “The competition was fair and was very interesting. I feel motivated the way the contestants partake in the event.”
SS3 pupil, Isha Songa, said the competition was nice and she appreciated the way the judges graded the contestants.
June Rose Johnson Orange/Airtel Cooperate Affairs Director explained that education is one of the pillars of the company’s Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR). She said this is the fourth year the company have sponsored Bright Light Youth Empowerment to undertake such competition.
Friday July 28,2017.

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