Award takes pride in Cayman’s youth

| 23/02/2016
Cayman News Service

Dorine Whittaker, chief officer in the Ministry of Youth (back row, second from left) and Minister Osbourne Bodden (back row, third from left), with some of the Proud of Them recipients (standing, L-R) Ned Miller, Kory McLean, James Geary and Cole Morgan; and (seated, L-R) Chauntol Hylton, Ileann Powery, Jacie Mascarenhas and Marika Scotland

(CNS): One dozen young people have been recognised under the “Proud of Them” scheme which honours their efforts, achievement and potential. Youth Minister Osbourne Bodden presented this year’s recipients with certificates and $500 cash stipends at a ceremony held 18 February.

The awardees, and the areas for which they are being recognised, are Jessica Ebanks (Academics), Brett Mobley (Community Service), Chauntol Hylton (Academics), Ned Miller (Culture), David Lee (Academics), Kory McLean (Academics/Sports), Marika Scotland (Academics/Community Service), James Geary (Sports/Community Service), Jacie Mascarenhas (Academics/Community Service), Cole Morgan (Sports), Ileann Powery (Sports) and Arin Taylor (Sports).

This is the fifth round of the Proud of Them award scheme which, since its inception in 2012, has recognised 60 young men and women.

Applauding their focus and hard work, Bodden said, “They are a fantastic, committed group of young leaders. I congratulate them, their parents and extended family for producing young citizens of such calibre.”

The faces of the young honourees will soon grace the Proud of Them roadside billboards around Grand Cayman. The programme is an initiative of the National Youth Commission which, in addition to monitoring the implementation of the National Youth Policy, has an advocacy role for and on behalf of young people.

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