14-year-old St. Joseph’s Academy student Uchenna Ohaegbulam to represent Antigua and Barbuda in the Optimist Caribbean District Oratorical in Jamaica

Delegate Departs Antigua for Jamaica (L-R Uchenna Ohaegbulam, Chandera Codrington)

JOHN’S, ANTIGUA Fourteen-year-old St. Joseph’s Academy student Uchenna Ohaegbulam, departed for Jamaica yesterday to represent Antigua and Barbuda in the Optimist Caribbean District Oratorical finals slated for the weekend.

While in Jamaica, he will come up against winners from other Caribbean countries at the finals of the much anticipated speech competition.

Ohaegbulam was victorious in the local leg of the annual competition put on by the Optimist Club of St. John’s, when he presented on the official topic “Discovering the Optimism within Me”.

Chairperson of the competition Chandera Codrington, who is chaperoning Ohaegbulam to Jamaica expressed confidence that that he will do exceptionally well in the competition and hopes he can bring home the title for Antigua and Barbuda.

“He is a strong orator, he has a winning speech, it all comes down to competition day” say Codrington, herself a former winner and participant in the competition.

The winner of the Caribbean District Competition walks away with scholarship as well as right to represent the Caribbean in the World Championships which is held in St. Louis, Missouri US in July.

The overall winner gets a $22,500 USD scholarship toward their tertiary education.  Codrington and Ohaegbulan returns to Antigua on Sunday.

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  1. Congratulations 🎊 and all the best. Get your scholarship and bring home the championship!

    Mi love Antigua 🇦🇬

    • You si di support weh other country give to you guys yet still unuh so bitter against other nation this need fi stop we all one in the carribean

  2. All the best to our representative. I wish him well in all his endeavours. Break a leg. Show them what you’ve got. Cheers

  3. It sounds Nigerian. He is now Antiguan, and he is cute. Best of luck to him in the contest representing our country.

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