PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Managing Director Trevor Louisy has congratulated Gaius Hendrickson St Marie on being chosen as the LUCELEC scholar for this year’s Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE).
The 16-year-old is currently in Barbados attending the intensive four-week enrichment residential summer programme for Caribbean high-school students. SPISE is an initiative of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) whose mission is to help harness science and technology for the diversification of the economies of the region.
St Marie is one of 21 students participating in the month-long programme which gathers the best young scientific minds from across the region.
The LUCELEC managing director met with St. Marie shortly before his departure to present him with a token in recognition of the company’s sponsorship of his attendance at the programme and to wish him well.
This is the second time LUCELEC – a longstanding sponsor of the National Science and Technology Fair – is sponsoring the participation of Saint Lucian students in the prestigious programme.
Ravindra Mangar and Kesan Samuel were the previous recipients of the LUCELEC scholarship to SPISE, a programme that includes university-level courses in calculus, physics, biochemistry and entrepreneurship.
St Marie graduated from the Saint Mary’s College this year. He currently has four CSEC distinctions in mathematics, English language and English literature which he wrote in Form 4 and Spanish which he wrote in Form 3. He is currently awaiting results on the 17 other subjects he wrote this year.
In addition to his academic pursuits, the young scholar is a volleyball player whose ambition is to be an aerospace engineer or economist.