U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that the winner of its STEM Video Competition in Antigua and Barbuda is Trinity Academy.
The contest, which was open to all secondary school students in Antigua 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.
The video submission from the students of Trinity Academy stood out for its explanation of the application of STEM in the St. Mary’s community. The informative video showcasing the way in which STEM is applied to the agricultural sector demonstrated a practical way in which STEM impacts daily life in Antigua. The video was created by Shanique Davis, Samuel Bush and Caziah Daniel, who are now in Fifth form, and they were supervised by Principal Adeola Matthew.
Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Gaina Davila, congratulated the winning students during a ceremony at Trinity Academy on November 30. She 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 Ms. Davila. “I am amazed by the talent and creativity of students in Antigua, 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.”
You can view the winning video here!