Students from Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, have copped the coveted prizes of the 2017 CARICOM Energy Month Youth Essay Competition, while youth from Belize, Grenada, and Guyana came out tops in the Young Energy Artist Competition.
Guyanese Sasha Woodroffe, currently a student at the University of the West Indies, won the Tertiary Award as well as the Golden Pen Award for the Best Overall Entry in the Youth Essay Competition. Her prizes are a laptop and a golden engraved pen.
Kiziah Soverall, of Bishop’s High School in Tobago, won the first prize in the 10-12 category of the competition, while Ariel Albert of Saint Lucia’s St. Joseph’s Convent, won in the Grade 7-9 category. They won laptops for themselves, and laptops and multi-media projectors for their schools.
Secondary and Tertiary students were invited to express their vision through written essays or letters justifying the need to advance the Region’s sustainable energy transition, and their vision for how their country could support this transition. (more…)