Tobago students bag first and third place at Junior Calypso Monarch

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Tobago students bag first and third place at Junior Calypso Monarch

Nataki Thompson of Scarborough Secondary School has copped the title of 2024 First Citizens National Junior Calypso Monarch.

Tobago almost made a clean sweep as students from schools on the island took first and third place at the competition, which was held yesterday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Taking second place this year was 10-year-old Zachary Ransome of Montrose Government Primary School, who wowed the audience with his song titled Save the Teacher.

Ransome’s win comes days after he won the Junior Soca Monarch title in the primary school category.

Kaquice Davidson of Bishop’s High School, Tobago placed third with ‘Something wrong.’

The first-place winner got $30,000 and the school received $5000.

The prize for second place was $25,000 and third place $20,000.

First Citizens Bank sponsored a total of $250,000 towards the competition.


1st – Nataki Thompson – Scarborough Secondary School – Your Purpose

2nd – Zachary Ransome – Montrose Government Primary School – Save the Teacher

3rd – Kaquice Davidson – Bishop’s High School, Tobago – Something wrong

4th – A’Janae King Fraser – Bishop Anstey and Trinity College East (6th form) – One Step Away

5th – Janaya Clarke – San Fernando Girls’ Anglican Primary School – For Good and for God

6th – Xhaidien Darius – Savonetta Private Primary School, San Fernando – De Cultural Mecca

7th – Daniah Mohammed – Signal Hill Government Primary School – I Planting

8th – Jariah Nelson – St James Secondary School – Addicted to God

9th – Cindy Ann Bigford – Holy Faith Convent, Penal – Not hearing the Bell

10th – Caleb Hinds – The University of the West Indies – Is We Who Have to Save We

11th – Kyah Arnold – Scarborough Secondary School – A Prayer for Peace and Love

12th – Josiah Jordan – Morvant Laventille Secondary School – More Calypso

13th – Tsiann Burke – Holy Faith Convent, Couva – Stepping Backward

14th – Kurlise Bentham – The University of Trinidad and Tobago – A Solid Foundation

15th – Cayla Allen – Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain – Lonely

16th – Kai Anthony Salazar – St Benedict’s College, La Romain – Hear My Cry – A letter to Trinibad