Students of Queen of Rosary College Onitsha Emerge Winners Of University of Delaware’s Global Prize Award

Seven students from Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha have defeated over five thousand other teams from around the world to win the Global Prize Award at the just concluded Diamond Challenge Global Summit.

The students led by their mentors pitched 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. 

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. 

The team won a $1500 cash prize including other prizes, further mentorship for the students among other opportunities. 

Dyslexia Genius, a China-USA team came second.   

The announcement was made yesterday 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.

The Global Prize awards powered by Horn Entrepreneurship recognize the top global teams that demonstrate entrepreneurship excellence and embody the true spirit of the Diamond Challenge.

Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha had on March 11, 2021 at Senator Albert Bassey Hall, Uyo came first place, beating 9 other teams from various states in Nigeria at the National competition qualified to represent Nigeria in the Global semifinals. 

It is important to note that this same team was the National champions of the Beyond School Community Challenge 2020 sponsored by the US Embassy and organized by the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association Nigeria, MWFAAN.

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