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Irene B Williams students’ project receives regional accolades

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A company established by a group of students at the Irene B. Williams Secondary

School has been ranked among the top three in similar projects, undertaken by

students from across the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Antigua and Barbuda Green Magnates Ent., of Irene B. Williams Secondary

School (IBWSS), are the country’s winners in the inaugural Regional Schools

Investment Competition. The team members were recognized at a prize-giving

ceremony held recently at the school. The team was presented with a plaque and

the students, and their teacher-guide, received recognition certificates and prizes,

commemorating their achievement.

Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE) board member, Sandra Derrick, of

the Board of Directors presented the welcome remarks on behalf of the ECSE and

the competition’s planning committee, while Denise Mills, Education Officer in

the Ministry of Education gave congratulatory remarks, on behalf of the Ministry.

Student member of Green Magnates Ent, Alanna Merchant shared the experience

of the team describing how they overcame challenges and gained new knowledge

and skills throughout the competition. She also thanked all who supported the team

and in particular the team’s teacher-guide, Principles of Business Teacher, Antonia


The Green Magnates Ent. team was ranked third overall out of the seven

competitors in the regional round of the competition. AHS Angel Investors of

Anglican High School in Grenada ranked second in the regional competition. The

VFCSS Invest of Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, Saint Lucia was

adjudged the Regional Champion and was recognized at a prize-giving ceremony

held on 25th April, in Saint Lucia.

The competition was created to be a dynamic learning experience for high school

and first-year college students and introduces them to investing while providing the

opportunity to experience securities market activities. The initiative, a

collaborative effort of the ECSE, the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory


Commission, and the licensed member broker-dealers, aims to stimulate an interest

in investing among young persons and create a pathway for them to become active

market participants in the future.

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