Aliah places third in regional essay contest
Aliah Hazzard is the toast of Ellerslie Secondary School and Barbados by extension.
The 16-year-old placed third in this year’s Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition held between April and May.
In so doing, Hazzard also became the first Barbadian to place in the top three of the competition. The competition is held every two years and this year was the fifth edition.
Hazzard was beat out by Shenika Jarvis, 15, of the Montserrat Secondary School who emerged as the winner, and 15-year-old Monique Lamb of the St Catherine’s Academy in Belize, who placed second.
She received her prize during assembly this morning. The proud winner got a trophy, $1 000 and an iPhone 7 for her efforts. (YB)