St. Martin Secondary School wins Sagicor Visionaries Challenge(with photos)

A point being made at the exhibition
A point being made at the exhibition

St. Martin Secondary school has copped the winning position with their project “Flushometer” at the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge on Wednesday afternoon.

Coming in at first place is the Dominica Grammar School with a project which was geared at highlighting the positive effects of Sulphur on crops  and at second place is the Convent High School with a project dubbed “Eco Dinning Hall.”

Students of the St Martin Secondary School provided an eco friendly way of dealing with the challenge of the inability to flush the toilets at their school effectively when there is low water pressure or no water.

This project portrayed toilets which used less water that regular toilets and were powered by solar energy.

The top three teams will take away prizes for their school which will enhance learning. The prizes include a computerized technology centre with easy to use data loggers, censors, experiments and graphic analysis software and science kits for the school.

The winning school will move on to the final regional competition in Barbados in April with the chances winning an all expenses paid participation in the STEM Ambassador Program in Florida.

One student representative will also travel with a teacher to Florida for an all expenses paid STEM related tour which includes visits to the Kennedy Space Centre, the Museum of Science and Industry, Disney World’s Epcourt Theme Park and the Patal School of Global Sustainability.

See photos below of exhibition.

All photos by 365 Photography

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28 Comments

  1. tebs
    April 1, 2013

    Why are there so many pics of convent and only two of the winning school. not even a pic of the winning project…..time we stop sterotyping schools and give everybody a fair chance……Congrats SMSS

  2. twace
    April 1, 2013

    omg am soooo happy for younguys….keep itu grlss….whoop whoop :-D

  3. March 29, 2013

    respect smss
    gud luck kendra and jonelle
    keep it up u guyssssssssssssssss
    love u
    meet u peeps in skool :-D :lol: 8) :-P :roll:

  4. BIG UP
    March 29, 2013

    Congrats Kendra!
    I know you doing sports. what a combination-Sports and Science. Doesn’t that sound great!!! Go all the way girl. Cannot forget SMSS eh

  5. bwa kwaieb
    March 28, 2013

    what about SMSS? I see DA still discriminating.

  6. SmSs
    March 28, 2013

    i’m soo proud of you guys!! go smss!! but where are the pictures of their project??

  7. Teacher
    March 28, 2013

    Congrats girls keep it up im proud of you both. Your hard work finally paid off….

  8. HMMMM
    March 28, 2013

    lolzzz see my boy Allen! Congrats you tried!

  9. Natalie
    March 28, 2013

    I wonder what this judge is saying

  10. Heads up
    March 28, 2013

    Where are the pics of St. Martin Secondary- the winning team of the competition. They won with the Flush-O-Meter.

    • Anonymous
      March 30, 2013

      The students of St.martin Secondary and their winning project can be seen in pictures 21 and 22.

    • yes
      April 1, 2013

      Shouldn’t the winning team be highlighted??????

  11. Anonymous
    March 28, 2013

    So where is the picture of the winning team

  12. Anonymous
    March 28, 2013

    this is strange soooooo many photos of the chs and dgs project so where is the smss project. what happen dno you all cannot swallow the fact that the dgs and chs does not come out first come on.

    • Anonymous
      March 28, 2013

      Photos by 365 Photography. Not DNO.

  13. HMMM Short Lady
    March 28, 2013

    Congrats to all the students for a job well done. But just one comment shouldn’t the headline and the lead photo correspond? Why isnt the students and their project (SMSS) highlighted more DNO?

    KENDR JEAN JACQUES Assisted By JONELLE HONORE of the St.Martin Secondary School are form four students from SMSS.

    With all due respect where is the pic of the winning students and their project, they are the winners. DNO reports do better than than.

    SMSS FOLKIES (SHORT LADY)

    • ex smss teacher
      March 30, 2013

      heep heep heep! big up to the SMSS folkies! so proud of you! my heart is still at SMSS and I am just so happy for you guys!! continue the good work, students and teachers! Big up short lady, Mrs C and Sr Lucy! (I am not familiar with the new staff but I am also extending big ups to them as well!)

  14. Me
    March 27, 2013

    DNO, could you guys post a more relevant feature photo as it regards your headline? Wouldnt you agree that an image of the winning school and their project would be more fitting to complement the article’s title?

  15. March 27, 2013

    great job dsdass whoo

  16. diamond
    March 27, 2013

    Superb projects. There is hope for DA’s future! All of the presentations were potential viable projects which could solve real problems in a sustainable manner. I was thoroughly impressed.

    Hats off to the winners, St Martin Secondary, as well as the other contenders.

    Bravo Sagicor for providing such a forum for youth development.

  17. GO SMSS!!!
    March 27, 2013

    Congratulations to our two young ladies and Ms Seraphine! You ladies really made us proud!!!!!!! Keep up the good work and all the best at regionals!

    Yayyyyy SMSS!

  18. Anonymous
    March 27, 2013

    Excellent exposure for the youth DNO. Keep it up

  19. nakisha
    March 27, 2013

    … I’m so happy for my school …. Growth and Development in Christ :)

  20. Sensible Dominican
    March 27, 2013

    Congratulations to the School I attended; the St Martin Secondary School. I am so proud. OMG! Good going and keep it up girls.

  21. love being me
    March 27, 2013

    Yes that’s my school

  22. Desert Rose (@Desert
    March 27, 2013

    Coming in as first runner up was the Dominica Grammer School with a project which was geared at highlighting the positive effects of Sulphur on crops and second runner-up was the Convent High School with a project dubbed “Eco Dinning Hall.”

    • Peacock
      March 28, 2013

      We read that too.

      • Anonymous
        March 28, 2013

        Peacock dat you read. The story does not have first runner up or second runner up. After naming the winner it says DGS is first and CHS second.

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