St Martin Secondary wins Sagicor Visionaries Challenge again


The St Martin Secondary School has emerged National Champions of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge for the second consecutive year.

Jeaselle Blaize of the St Martin Secondary School was declared winner by a panel of eight judges on Monday 15 December 2014 with her project dubbed Techno Gardeners.

(L-R) Vanessa Seraphne, Jeaslle Blaize, Cheryl Rolle; General Manager of Sagicor.

(L-R) Vanessa Seraphne, Jeaslle Blaize, Cheryl Rolle; General Manager of Sagicor.

Ms Blaize earned a cash prize (undisclosed sum) and a trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Miami.

The Isaiah Thomas Secondary School placed second with it Bio Gas project while the Dominica State College was the first runner up with its Asphalt Processing project.

“I put a lot of work into and I really worked hard,” Ms Blaize said in an interview with Dominica Vibes.

She explained that the project entails converting a small school flower garden into a vegetable garden using recyclable materials.

Vanessa Seraphine, teacher at the St Martin’s Secondary who worked with Ms Blaize on the project, expressed delight at the school’s winning streak.

“I am very shocked and I didn’t see that coming a second year,” Ms Seraphine said.

“The student really worked hard and I am very proud of her, she did a great presentation so all in all, I am satisfied and very proud of her,” she added.

Ms Seraphine said although the experience from last year assisted the school’s project making, there were a few new additions.

“They gave us a whole new outline following different steps but the experience really did help”.

Ms. Seraphine, who accompanied Kendra Jean Jacques the 2013 winner to the Kennedy Space Center, will also accompany Ms Blaize.