Isaiah Thomas Secondary School wins U.S. Embassy’s STEM Video Competition

Public Affairs Officer, James Rodriguez presents the first place price for the
U.S. Embassy’s STEM Video Competition to students of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that the winner of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Video Competition is the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School in St. Joseph, Dominica.

In 2017, the U.S. Embassy launched the STEM video competition as part of its ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of STEM education and increase students’ interests in those subjects.

The winning video was produced by, Jedidiah Ferrol, Nekester Smith, Kishon Ettiene and Herman Jacques, who were all third form students at the time.

At the prize presentation at the school on May 14, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy, James Rodriguez commented that the two-year delay for the prize presentation was due to the passage of Hurricane Maria and that he was happy the winning students were finally able to receive their prizes. He also commended School Principal, Leetyler Dailey, for allowing the school to participate in the competition and teachers Ms. Larnise Defoe and Mr. Brian Williams for mentoring the winning students.

The school received a prize package of STEM-themed books and computer equipment and each student received a tablet computer. The overall prize packages were valued at approximately USD$5000.

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  1. Solange charles
    May 18, 2019

    Congrats students and teachers.

  2. carlty
    May 17, 2019

    WOW. Congratulations to the team and wonderful job students. This makes me smile and seeing these young men, my mind and heart are happy. Congratulations ITSS.

  3. Past Student/Teacher
    May 16, 2019

    Great job guys!! Proud of you all. Daily and Defoe, nice seeing you both!! Hats of to you!!

  4. "maho pima
    May 16, 2019

    congratulations to the staff and students of the Isiah Thomas secondary School, job well done, keep up the good work.

  5. Atlanta GA
    May 16, 2019

    Congratulation! A job well done by each student and altogether (The Team)
    The STEM program is very big in the US at Middle schools. I am very proud that the program is shared in Dominica. Thanks to the Education sector along with the teachers who took time to mentor and assist the brilliant students. THANK YOU!

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