Inaugural Regional Schools Investment Competition
Intra-Country Winners Announced – Regional Schools Investment Competition
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Intra-Country portion of the Regional Schools Investment Competition which took place over the period 27th February through 3rd March. They are:
- Antigua and Barbuda: Irene B. Williams Secondary, Green Magnates Ent.
- Dominica: Arthur Waldron Seventh Day Adventist Academy, The Gifted Profits
- Grenada: The Anglican High School, AHS Angel Investors
- Saint Lucia: Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, VFCSS Invest
- St. Kitts and Nevis: Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, Financial Gems
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines: St. Martin’s Secondary School, SMSS Investors’ Group
These six winning schools will now progress to the next phase of the competition, in which eight schools, one school from each of the eight member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, will vie for overall Regional Champion over the period 13th March to 21st March. The six schools will be joined by the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School’s – Rainbow City Investors, out of Anguilla and the Montserrat Secondary School’s – MONEY G.R.R.A.M.S, in the Regional Championship stage of this inaugural Regional Schools Investment Competition.
The competition was created to be a dynamic learning experience for high school and first-year college students and introduces them to investing via the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE). The initiative which commenced on 16th February with an Education Webinar and Competition briefing, enables students to experience securities market activity firsthand. Participants have the opportunity to test their knowledge while gaining useful investing insights and skills.
The competition, which is a collaborative effort of the ECSE, the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission and licensed broker-dealers, aims to excite and inspire young people to learn more about investing and to create a pathway for young investors to become active market participants in the future.
Further updates on the competition can be found on the ECSE’s website www.ecseonline.com, and social media pages.