U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that the winner of its STEM Video Competition in St. Lucia is St. Mary’s College.
The contest, which was open to all secondary school students in St. Lucia over the age of 13, required students to produce a short video explaining why STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — is important in their community. The contest supported the U.S. Embassy’s goal of promoting STEM education as a driver of sustainable economic growth, and as a means to foster innovation and empower youth.
Two creative students from the all-boys Catholic secondary school Saint Mary’s College emerged victorious after submitting a video explaining how advances in STEM fields allowed for improved standards of living. They were supervised by teacher, Melanie Wilson.
U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS Linda Taglialatela congratulated the winning students during a ceremony at St. Mary’s College on June 30. The Ambassador presented a grand prize package including a Celestron telescope, books, and other STEM-themed items to the school’s science department.
“We are thrilled that we received so many thoughtful and creative entries,” said Ambassador Taglialatela. “I am continually amazed by the talent and creativity of students in St. Lucia, and across the Eastern Caribbean. They showed us why STEM is important in their lives and to their futures, and that makes the Embassy’s ongoing commitment to STEM education feel even more worthwhile.”