MARIGOT: A poetry prize in French to stimulate the writing of fifth grade students and sixth grade students and to reinforce the mastery of fundamentals such as French was organized during the language week.
During the language week, many of them experimented with a coded form of writing, that of poetry, and had the honor of being inspired by a new kind of muse: the poet Sonia Fleming. The latter, already known and recognized in the school circles of Saint Martin, did not hesitate to be present to honor the Sonia Fleming Prize.
During a ceremony organized at the Émile Choisy School, parents, students, jury members and teachers, invited for the occasion, were welcomed by Mr. André Botino, school principal, Mrs. Suzelle Karam, principal of the Mont des Accords middle school, the poet Sonia Fleming and Mr. Michel Sanz, vice rector and head of the national education service of Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.
Taïmi Larose Ogoli-Socin (1st prize), Yaël Petit (2nd prize), Louise Kia, Fany Kancel (3rd prize) and Mathis Brenon (special prize of the jury) listened with pride to their poems read aloud by the members of the jury under the watchful eyes of the parents who, for some, had difficulty hiding their emotions. The Sonia Fleming trophy was presented by the vice rector and the poetess and was accepted with amazement by our young poets who have undoubtedly paved the way for others with their promising writing.