St. Joseph’s Convent, Grenville, has emerged the winner of the 2015 RBC Young Leaders competition.
Some 500 students representing18 schools across the island took part in the RBC Young Leader challenge that was held this year under the theme, “Digital Citizenship: Responsibly Navigating Technology.”
Each group from the participating schools were required to undertake projects representing the selected theme.
At the end, the Young Leaders of SJC Grenville impressed the judges with their project that reflected their school’s theme, “Education – the key to navigating technology.”
This is the first time that SJC, Grenville has walked away with the “Award of Distinction,” which was presented by Governor-General, Dame Cecile La Grenade.
SJC Grenville Young Leader group President , Raleigh Andrew and Public Relations Officer, Kinda Joseph said they were very overwhelmed with the turn of events this year.
Speaking to reporters following the awards ceremony, the Convent girls explained what their project entailed, including educating the public on the proper use of technology through symposiums, skits and other forums, as well as helping people to find jobs online.
Placing second was the Presentation Brothers College (PBC) of St. George’s which received the “Award of Excellence,” followed in third spot by Beacon High School who was given the “Award for Merit”.
The St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s walked away with the “Award of Honour” for occupying the fourth position.
President of the PBC Young Leader group Jason Phillip walked away with the award for the Most Outstanding Young Leader 2015, while the judge’s award went to the Grenada Seventh Day Adventist Comprehensive School.
This year the competition saw the participation of the JW Fletcher School for the very first time.
All the participating schools were presented with trophies and prizes during the culmination and awards ceremony last week Wednesday at the Grenada Trade Centre, Morne Rouge, Grand Anse, St George.
The ceremony was addressed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Elvis Morain among others.
The new RBC Young Leaders theme for 2015-2016 – “You, me, a shared vision for a better society” – was also released during the closing ceremony.
RBC Young Leaders is one of the flagship youth development programmes of RBC Royal Bank, attracting participation from secondary school students in several Caribbean countries for the last 30 years.
Known previously as RBTT Young Leaders, the programme was rebranded on June 6, 2011 to coincide with the reintroduction of the RBC brand in Trinidad & Tobago, following RBC’s acquisition of RBTT Financial Group in 2008.