St. Joseph Convent Grenville emerged in the top position at the closing ceremony of the 2016 RBC Young Leaders competition.
The ceremony was held on Wednesday June 1 at the Grenada Trade Center culminating efforts by a number of secondary schools executed under the theme” Me, You, We a shared Vision for a Better Society”.
Country Manager of RBTT Bank, Grenada Limited Musa Jasat in his welcome remarks advised that being a leader is not easy as it’s all about having courage rather than to be in charge. He said children of the various schools have taken the stand for their school, for their community and their country and have found within themselves positivity that can change the generation.
The General Manager admitted to being deeply touched by the projects adding that each year he is marveled by the wealth of ideas, creativity, passion and the talent of the youth, this year being no different. He went on, a vast amount of knowledge is gathered through the program and provides the opportunity for others to improve on some of the great ideas the young persons come up with.
Delivering the feature address Minister for Education Anthony Boatswain congratulated the participating schools for the efforts that they had put into the program. According to the minister once persons understand their roles and have a shared vision they can work together to achieve a better society. He said the government’s vision is for a healthy, educated, peaceful and prosperous society.
He told the students that while working with their peers they were able to “hear the symphony” as their ideas came together and they worked hard to ensure that their project is a success through teamwork.
SJCG won the Award of Distinction and 1st position, the Award of Excellence and 2nd position went to the Anglican High School and the school winning the Award of Merit and 3rd position was the Beacon High School.
Other participating schools were Boca Secondary School, Grenada Boys Secondary School, Grenada SDA Comprehensive School, J W Fletcher Catholic Secondary School, Presentation Brothers College, St. Andrews Anglican Secondary School and the St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s.