Winners of the 6th Annual Build-A-Bridge Challenge and the winner of the Cacique Award for Human Resources Development, all of the Anatol Rodgers High School, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, Science and Technology.
The Minister of Education, Science and Technology, The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald hosted a courtesy call for the winners of the 6th Annual IBS Build-A-Bridge Challenge from Anatol Rodgers High School and the winner of the 2013 Cacique Award for Human Resources Development also of Anatol Rodgers High School.
Minister Fitzgerald congratulated the students for winning the Challenge and said that he was pleased to see them doing so well. He especially commended the young men of the team and noted that they are among those participating in positive activities in the country. He congratulated and thanked the Mentor Teacher for the team, Mr. Oliver Lynch for his commitment over the years. The Minister made mention of the fact that the win this year spoke to the perseverance that Anatol Rodgers students displayed. The school placed third in the Build-A-Bridge Challenge in 2011 and 2012.
This year’s team of tenth and eleventh graders from Anatol Rodgers High School took the first place position in the Challenge while St. Augustine’s College was second and St. John’s College was third. Team members consisted of Collin McKenzie, Lorenzo Townsend, Reanzo Smith, Lauren Beckman, Adonis Fernander and Keishawn Roye. During the courtesy call, Spokesperson and Team Captain, Collin McKenzie explained the process that the team went through to construct and complete their bridge. The future Mechanical Engineer said that he and his teammates were excited about the long overdue win.
Minister Fitzgerald applauded the accomplishment of Mrs. Janelle Cambridge-Johnson during the courtesy call as well. The Tourism and Hospitality Magnet Programme Subject Coordinator won the 2013 Cacique Award for Human Resources Development. Minister Fitzgerald expressed appreciation to Mrs. Cambridge-Johnson for the sacrifices she made to ensure that students were well prepared upon completion of the programme courses. The seven-year career teacher has entered her students in the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) National Lodging Management Programme Competition for the past three years. This year the team won first place in the Hospitality Project Segment of the competition.
Principal of Anatol Rodgers High School, Mrs. Myrtle McPhee was also present at the courtesy call. Mrs. McPhee shared that she was delighted and proud to sit with Mr. Lynch and the winning team of students and Mrs. Cambridge-Johnson on this occasion. She said that they are proof that Anatol Rodgers High School is living up to its motto of being a quality school producing quality students to deliver quality performance.
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Caption: Pictured l-r (Row 1): Ms. Sharon Coleby, Senior Mistress; Mrs. Myrtle McPhee, Principal; Minister Fitzgerald and Mr. Lionel Sands, Director of Education. Pictured l-r (Row 2): Mr. Oliver Lynch, Pre-Engineering and Technical Drawing Mentor Teacher; Reanzo Smith; Adonis Fernander; Collin McKenzie; Lauren Beckman; Lorenzo Townsend; Keishawn Roye and Mrs. Janelle Cambridge-Johnson, Tourism and Hospitality Studies.