18 Aug Team Jamaica 2020 🇯🇲
“Out of many, one people” is the motto of our island and it is something that we’ve now grown to understand. We interact with people worldwide with FGC here as our guide. We’re grateful for this opportunity once again where we are united as one globe and able to make many friends. The first time our island joined was in 2017, back when most of us had just reached our teens. There are 19 members in total from different high schools along with 3 coaches all under one portal. 14-18 are our members’ age ranges but we work wonderfully as a team seen through our many text exchanges. All our members are unique in their own special way contributing to the different challenges we work on everyday. We utilize our hobbies as our very own tool: poem making, music listening, programming, video editing, cooking, reading, playing instruments and drawing just to name a few. We have future astronomers, software programmers, web developers, system analysts and engineers and we look forward to the future having these people as our peers. A word from a few of our members:
Joel (Team Captain): Participating in FGC gives me the significance of meeting and working with new people not only in my country but with other people globally.
Rhona (Deputy Team Captain): Being in this competition has allowed me the opportunity to bond with people I probably would’ve never met in my lifetime. I’m grateful for this experience and what it has shaped me to be.
Hope: Participating in FGC for me was the unknown boost I needed in my confidence level and teamwork skills. It really opened my eyes to the underlying skills and creativeness I had.
Vedang: The motto that keeps me constantly motivated is “Progress is when impossibility yields to necessity” by Arnold Glasgow because the moment you start believing something is possible and must be accomplished is when you are in a huge advantage zone.
Gavril: “If you want something there’s no time to try it like now.” I enjoy being able to compete in a friendly competition and learn from and get to know new people better.
Delroy: I live by the words “Black but Golden” where every darkness that we have to come across will be a golden addition to our growth once overcome.
Britney: Participating in FGC gives me an opportunity to learn new things, interact with others more since I’m not good with socializing, plus I’m doing something fun like the technical challenges so it makes it easier for me. I live by the quote ‘My best is always enough’.
Octavia: Participating in FGC for me is career defining. It is helping me to really choose where I’m going to head career-wise and it’s also showing me the pros and cons of choosing a career field in STEM. The words I live by are, ‘Work for a cause not for applause, live to express not to impress’.
Abigail: Participating in FGC has been life changing and has taught me a lot. It helps me to be more social and learn about different social and cultural backgrounds. This competition helps me to think outside the box and also helps me to build my problem solving skills.