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Anambra school wins gold at global meet

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SEVEN students from Queen of Rosary College, Onitsha defeated over 5,000 other teams from around the world to win the Global Prize Award at the just concluded Diamond Challenge Global Summit.

  The seven students, Chisom Iwuno, Amara Okechukwu, Chidimma Okoye, Mmesoma Nnaji, Sandra Mgbafulu, Stephanie Anozie, and Chinyere Iheator were led by their mentors, John Onuigbo and Kyrian Obikwelu who were led by their mentors to pitch their project, an app they called Queens Foris Labs which is a virtual learning space that allows students to conduct science experiments and understand science concepts better.

  Dyslexia Genius, a China-USA team, came second.

  The announcement was made at the Diamond challenge awards’ ceremony which culminated the weeklong Diamond Challenge Global Summit from 11th to 16th of April 2021 and had various national teams battling it out on the global stage while also receiving entrepreneurship trainings from renowned entrepreneurs.

  The Summit which was supposed to have been hosted by the University of Delaware held virtually because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

  The Challenge was established in 2012 by the University of Delaware to identify entrepreneurially talented high school students and teams with project ideas globally on issues that affect their generation demonstrate entrepreneurship excellence and embody the true spirit of the Diamond Challenge.

  It will be recalled that Queen of Rosary College, Onitsha had on March 11 at Senator Albert Bassey Hall, Uyo came first place, beating nine other teams from various states in Nigeria at the National competition and qualified to represent Nigeria in the Global semifinals. They posted the feat after clinching gold at Beyond School Community Challenge 2020 that was sponsored by US Embassy and organised by Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association Nigeria, in a 1500 dollars cash prize including other prizes, further mentorship for the students among other opportunities.

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