Screen_Shot_2014-07-23_at_7.46.34_PMTwo Belizean students were awarded prizes in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition.

According to the Belize Tourism Board, the Belize’s Junior Division representative, Amber McKoy of Grace Primary School, placed second at the regional level. For her entry, Amber was awarded $1,500USD. As the second place school, Grace Primary also won $1,500USD.

Belize’s representative in the Senior Division, Dengry Hernandez of Ladyville Technical High School, didn’t place but his quality submission was recognized with a consolation prize of $200USD.

Every year the FCCA invites students from the Caribbean and Latin America to participate in the annual FCCA Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. This year, students were asked to depict at least three ways in which his/her destination can make a difference in preserving the environment. Thirteen destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin American region participated.

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