On Sunday, November 17, 23 students from St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph (SJCSJ) participated in the Trinidad and Tobago Scrabble Association’s National Secondary Schools Scrabble Championship 2019.
This year, the one-day championship was held at the Hugh Wooding Law School from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Five games were played and participants were categorised as Juniors (under 15 years of age) or Seniors (15 years of age and older).
Our SJCSJ Scrabble Warriors emerged victorious. Several awards were won— ‘Best Junior School’, fifth consecutive year; ‘Best Junior (Individual)’, third consecutive year. For the first time, they were also awarded ‘Best Senior School’ and ‘Best Senior (Individual)’ and recognised as the ‘Most Valuable School’ for the second consecutive year for having the most participants.
Heartfelt congratulations go out to all our Scrabble Warriors for this milestone achievement made and the strong team spirit shared in preparing for this level of competition.
Three of our Scrabble Warriors form the National Youth Scrabble Team 2019. They headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the renowned WESPA Youth Cup 2019 from November 29 – December 1.
They competed against youths from 16 other countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, United Kingdom and China. This year, they received sponsorship from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (MSYA) along with the ongoing, dedicated support from the SJCSJ family and their own families.
We also wish to make special mention of the Spartans Scrabble Club for their continued support and encouragement.
— Anna-Maria Khan, Supervising Teacher/Coach (Game Social Club),
St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph