Nassau, Bahamas – FirstCare Medical Plan, AML Foods, John Bull and Custom Computers donate valuable prizes to winners of the “Autism in The Bahamas: Building Relationships through Understanding” essay contest staged by FirstCare Medical Plan in association with R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas and the Ministry of Education.
The competition encouraged interested students to submit a 300-word essay on the topic to increase local junior and high school students’ social awareness of this neurobiological disorder during April, internationally recognized as Autism awareness month.
“We are overwhelmed with the number of entries received from students throughout The Bahamas,” stated Mario Carey, President of R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas. “Reaching students who are eager to learn about this prevalent disorder significantly bolsters our efforts to increase autism awareness locally.”
More than three dozen junior and high school students from around the Bahamas submitted essays on the topic including students from Nassau, Grand Bahama, Exuma and Acklins. A panel of judges will select three winners in early May.
“AML Foods through our brands, Cost Right, Solomon’s, Solomon’s Fresh Market and Domino’s Pizza is proud to support R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas in their fight to promote Autism Awareness. It is important for everyone to learn more about this disorder that affects so many Bahamian families,” stated Renea Knowles, VP of Marketing and Communications, AML Foods Ltd.
FirstCare Medical Plan, as the sponsor of the competition has pledged to provide the grand prize winner with $300 and the first and second runner-up with $200 each. AML Foods will provide a gift card valued at $250 for the grand prize winner, $150 for the first runner up and $100 for the second runner up redeemable at Solomon’s, Solomon’s Fresh Market or Cost Right. John Bull will provide a gift card valued at $100 for the grand prize winner who will also receive an electronic gift courtesy of Custom Computers.
Submitted By Tyrina Neely, Fusion IMC