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Schools harvest $12,000 in prizes from the Ag Show

Earning for their schools: Winners of the Agricultural Show 2021 Preschool through Secondary School categories collected $12,000 in prize money thanks to reinsurance company Axis Capital. Shown are, representing Devonshire Preschool Cameron Wade and his father Weldon Wade, top primary school St George's Prep Ag Show Coordinator Natalie Roberts and students (far right)..second place Primary representative Angela Edwards. the principal of Somerset Primary third place primary school East End Primary principal Julie Foggo.Special School representatives from Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy are Pat Lambert, art teacher and Marsha Semos, while Margaret Carter Centre’s Theresa Fishington is shown with clients shown in in visors. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Winners of this year’s Agricultural Exhibition schools competitions shared $12,000 in prize money yesterday.

Several public and private schools received cheques for their participation in the virtual Ag show.

First place winners received $1,150, while second place won $950 and third place won $500.

Axis Capital, an insurance and reinsurance firm which funded this year’s Ag Show, donated the cash to the top three submissions on the preschool, primary school and middle school categories.

Two schools were also selected for the secondary school and extraordinary school categories.

Cathy Bassett, a volunteer schools coordinator for the Agricultural Exhibition, said: “We’d really like to thank Axis Capital for all they’ve done.

“Had they not stepped up and did what they did, we would not be here today.”

The winning schools were:

Preschool: Southampton Preschool (1st place), Devonshire Preschool (2nd place), St George’s Preschool (3rd place)

Primary school: St George’s Preparatory School (1st place), Somerset Primary School (2nd place), East End Primary School in St George’s (3rd place)

Middle school: Sandys Middle School (1st place), Mount Saint Agnes in Hamilton (2nd place), Warwick Academy (3rd place)

Secondary school: Warwick Academy (1st place), Berkeley Institute in Pembroke (2nd place)

Extraordinary schools: K Margaret Carter Centre in Devonshire (1st place), Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, also in Devonshire (2nd place)

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Published July 06, 2021 at 7:54 am (Updated July 05, 2021 at 8:30 pm)

Schools harvest $12,000 in prizes from the Ag Show

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