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TCB announces the winners of the poem competition

On Wednesday November 4th, the winners of the poem competition themed “Tourism on Bonaire” were announced. The poem competition was planned to take place in the tourism week that was scheduled on September 21st to September 25th, but as a precautionary step it was decided to postpone this activity as well as others, namely the “One-Hour Coastal Clean-Up”, the book launching of the book “Turismo Na
Boneiru, Bo Futuro!” (Eng.: “Tourism In Bonaire, Your Future!”) and the book tour to deliver the books at the elementary schools.

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) started with preparations to organize a poem competition amongst elementary school students between group 5 and 8. On September 7th, the papers for the poem competition were distributed to all elementary schools and were collected on September 18th. More than 350 poems were collected and from these the winners of each group would have been selected. The pre-selection of the poem competition was scheduled to take place on September 21st and the final selection was scheduled to take place on September 22nd, when the judges would have selected the winners, but as a precautionary step it was decided to postpone these activities to a future date.

The poem competition took place on a new date and the pre-selection of the poems took place on November 3rd at the Tourism Office. On November 4th, the three judges, Sidney Maarten, Tica Nicolaas and Lyndon Leito selected the winners for each group. The elementary school students between group 5 and 8 that participated in the poem competition let their creativity and appreciation for Bonaire tourism run wild. From the collected poems, the judges selected four absolute winners, four first runner ups and the winning school.

Absolute winners

Group 5
Name: Catalina Dorotea
Age: 8
School: Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador

Group 6
Name: Vanity Boezem
Age: 9
School: Kolegio San Bernardo

Group 7
Name: Zaymari Rojas
Age: 10
School: Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador

Group 8
Name: D-Leyla Martes
Age: 12
School: Kolegio Rayo di Solo

First runner ups

Group 5

Name: Klayvin Espinal Mejia
Age: 8
School: Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador

Group 6
Name: J’Shua Davelaar
Age: 9
School: Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador

Group 7
Name: Arlene Statie
Age: 9
School: Kolegio Amplio Papa Cornes

Group 8
Name: Shamir Wanga
Age: 11
School: Kolegio Rayo di Solo

The consolation prize goes to Kayran Schoonderwort, 10 years old from Aquamarin School.
The winning school is Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador.
It is book week from November 9th to November 13th, so TCB had the opportunity to combine the poem competition with the launching of the book titled: “Tourism In Bonaire, Your Future!” and the book tour to deliver the books at the elementary schools. On November 6th the launching of the book will take place at the Tourist Office. On November 9 th and 10th the book tour to deliver the books at the elementary schools will take place. In addition, the prizes for the winners of poem competition will be delivered. 

TCB congratulates all the winners of the poem competition and thanks all of the students that participated!

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