Screen_shot_2013-10-18_at_7.50.50_PMTonight we highlight two students from Compassion Primary School in the Village of Yo Creek, Orange Walk for a job well done. Both 14 year old Jennifer Chi and 13 year old Alejandra Carrillo, accompanied by their Principal Manuel Rejon, traveled to Belmopan to receive an award after they were named 2nd and 3rd place winners for a poster competition organized by the Institute of Archeology.

Manuel Rejon - Principal Compassion School

“Well it’s something that I am happy about the result and it is something that brought excitement to me especially knowing that my students were able to capture third and second place and at the same time I think it is a learning experience for them as it gave them an opportunity to research about the Maya and come up with idea on how preserve this Mayan heritage that we have especially here for us living up north.”

As shy as they were, both winners did their best to describe their winning posters.

Jennifer Chi - 2nd place winner

“It’s an umbrella representing that it saves all the things of the Maya and the many cultures that we can that we see that they have many of the Mayas and a hand that it represent God that it is protecting our world.”

Alejandra Carrillo – 3rd Place Winner

“It’s about protecting the Mayan sites and I drew about the Maya working building the Mayan ruin.”

The poster competition was organized by the Institute of Archeology in observance of International Archeology Day celebrated on the 18th and 19th of October. Other activities organized by the Archeology Department includes an archaeology fair for elementary school students, a site tour for various local schools in San Ignacio Town and an essay competition for high school students under the theme “Preserving The Past For The Future”.

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