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Clement Howell, International School Still Basking In Math Competition Triumphs

The Clement Howell High School were crowned champions of the High School category

Clement Howell High School and The International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands are still basking in their Jeopardy-style Mathematics Competitions held on November 20 and 21 at Beaches Resort.

Clement Howell High snared the High School category of the competition, while International School took home the Primary category.

International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands students and teachers display their first place trophy in the Primary Section of the Mathematics Competition.

The primary level competition, held on the first day showcased talent from various schools, including Thelma Lightbourne Primary School, Oseta Jolly Primary School, and Iris Stubbs Primary School, among others. The International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Enid Capron Primary School secured victory in their respective groups, earning spots in the finals.

 The finals saw The International School claiming the top spot with 46,000 points. Shinning Stars Preparatory 2nd with 25,200 points, Adelaide Oemler Primary School 3rd with 24,800 points, while Enid Capron Primary School placing 4th with 11,200 points.

On the second day, secondary level students from Clement Howell High, A. Louise Garland Thomas High School, Raymond Gardiner High School, and others engaged in intense competition. Clement Howell High School emerged triumphant, securing the grand prize with 28,800 points. H.J Robinson High School 2nd with 24,400, The International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands – the youngest duo on that category - 3rd with 12,600 points, while the Marjorie Basden High School placing 4th with 5,200 points.

All participants were rewarded with backpacks filled with school supplies, courtesy of Beaches Turks & Caicos, and received participation trophies and medals. Winners and runners-up schools were also presented with various prizes, including gift certificates, day passes, gift cards, airline tickets, and cash prizes.

According to the Ministry of Education, the competition is aimed at promoting enthusiasm for mathematics and dispel stigmas surrounding the subject.

Hugh Adams, Mathematics Specialist at the Department of Education, emphasized the importance of making the subject enjoyable to stimulate students' involvement and showcase their abilities.

Minister of Education Hon. Rachel Taylor commended the success of the competition, highlighting the efforts to make Mathematics enjoyable and the crucial role of the subject as a life skill. She expressed gratitude to the sponsors, including Global Capital, Beaches TCI, and Digicel, among others, for their support.


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