Henrietta Diyour a JHS 3 student of Independence’B school in the Obuasi East District placed second (2nd) in this year’s Otumfuo community reading challenge held at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
Lording Serwaa Agyapong from Tafo won the competition with 77points with Henrietta getting 76 points.
The Otumfuo Community Reading Challenge (OCRC) is one of the flagship projects initiated by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation in 2021. The OCRC project is a community-based reading challenge organized specially for Junior High School students to promote English and Twi reading, thus encouraging positive reading habits among students. With its sole purpose of enriching students’ communicative skills and promoting the habit and interest for reading,
OCRC has been designed to be conducted in sixty (60) selected communities in Asanteman. In each community, one outstanding student is crowned winner known as the OCRC Community Champion in the community where he or she contested.
Competitors are assessed on four (4) key metric areas; Pronunciation, Punctuation, Fluency, and Speed during the competition. The (60) community champions compete among themselves from a round of 60 through to the quarter-finals and semi-finals. The five (5) champions who emerge from the semi-finals then compete amongst themselves at the grand finale of the competition.
Henrietta Diyour has been described by her teachers as a brilliant but needy student whose mother, a single parent happens to be a headpotter. She scaled through after facing off competitions from 112 students in both the Obuasi Municipal and East District earning the sole ticket to represent Obuasi in Kumasi.
For her efforts in placing second (2nd), Henrietta Diyour was given money, Samsung laptop and other consolation prizes.
The Headmistress of the Independence’B JHS Kate Araba Stephens praised Henrietta for holding the fort and excelling by placing 2nd out of the five contestants who represented their respective communities.
The Headmistress who was recently crowned overall best teacher in the Obuasi East District attributed the successes chalked by the Independence A and B cluster of schools to hardwork, dedication and team work. Independence JHS A was also crowned winners of the AGA sponsored Annual quiz competition held last week.
From the management of SMS Media, we wish Henrietta Diyour well.