IB Applauds ‘MoneyGram Essay’ Contest Winner

first_img(From left) Sister Mary Laurene Brown displays the symbolic IB Liberia prize check with winner Welleh Cooper and an official of IB Liberia. -Presents US$1,000.00 young scholarThe International Bank Liberia Limited (IB) has congratulated the winner of MoneyGram Liberia’s Inaugural Essay Competition, student Welleh Cooper of the Spiritan Academy for emerging first place.Ms. Cooper, who is a 12th grader at the elite school run by one of the country’s most respected educators, Sister Mary Laurene Brown, applied to the MoneyGram essay competition through IB, and came first place out of 59 entries from Montserrado County.In recognition of her selection, Money Gram International has awarded the 12th grader with a prize of US$1,000 in school materials and US$500 in personal school support.In her essay, the inspiring writer and scholar mentioned that her school (Spiritan Academy) is supporting a reading room project in Gbarpolu County. In support of this reading room project and in recognition of her selection, IB has donated an additional US$1,000 worth of school materials to the Spiritan Academy.The presentation was made Wednesday on the Spiritan School campus during devotion with the administration, staff and students, appreciating IB for the gesture.“We want to congratulate winner Cooper and all the participants in the essay competition,” the bank said in a statement. “We therefore remain committed to supporting Liberia’s educational system in ways that will help enhance not only quality education but build and support a future Liberia and a well-rounded citizenry.”Sister Mary Laurene, the founder and principal of the school, lauded IB for the initiative, noting that it is good way to motivate students in the country.The veteran educator, who is also the president of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, indicated that she will continue to ensure that kids get the best of education at the school.Meanwhile, IB has granted student Cooper a full year scholarship — for this academic year 2018-2019 as she is already in terminal class.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Grande Prairie Athletics bow out of NPHL season

first_imgWith the North Peace Hockey League season ready to begin tomorrow, the league has been dealt a tough blow prior to its start. Last year’s top team from the regular season and league finalist, the Grande Prairie Athletics will not be icing a team for the 2015-2016 year.Things had been looking up for the NPHL with the return of the Dawson Creek Canucks and the High Prairie Regals bringing membership up at the time up to eight.The announcement was made this afternoon on the team’s Facebook page stating: “We regret to inform everyone that the Grande Prairie Athletics have decided that they will be forced to take a years leave of absence from the NPHL this season. Unfortunately a bigger contingent of players have left/relocated or moved on.- Advertisement -All those involved are very disappointed this came to be but we fully expect to recover and be ready for next years NPHL season.We will continue to provide updates on our hockey club and the direction we will be heading in the future.”The Athletics had a record last season of 16-4-0-0. They lost in the NPHL finals to the Spirit River Rangers.Advertisementlast_img read more