Finalists named for 2016 YCLA honours

| 13/09/2016
CNS Local Life

YCLA finalists (L-R) Alexandra Bodden, Tedrick Green, Kristina Maxwell, Brianna Wilkerson and Shena Ebanks

(CNS Local Life): The five finalists for the 16th annual Young Caymanian Leadership Awards have been announced, with the recipient to be named at a ceremony set for Saturday, 5 November at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa. The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation made the selection after reviewing all the nominations that the community put forward.

The finalists are Dr Alexandra Bodden, 30, of George Town; Dr Kristina Maxwell (nee Bramwell), 30, of West Bay; Shena Ebanks, 32, of West Bay; Tedrick Green, 28, of George Town; and Brianna Wilkerson (nee Ebanks), 27, of George Town.

Jonathan Tibbetts, chairman of the selection committee, said, “It’s always an honour to review these amazing nominations of young Caymanians who are each and every one of them deserving of the award. We are so fortunate in Cayman to have these young leaders tirelessly working at all times improving our community as they serve.”

Each nominee’s candidacy must be vetted from a number of different perspectives to meet several key criteria, all of which combined describe a well-rounded young person who demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to serve as a role model to Cayman’s youth. Among the qualities sought are outstanding moral character, personal and professional achievement, volunteerism and community involvement, and a strong overall commitment to mentoring young people.

The YCLA winner is asked to give generously of his or her time and talents to meet and speak to young people all over the islands. Last year’s recipient, Kellie Sandy, spread her message of inspiration and mentorship to more than 10,000 students during 35 official speaking engagements for school events, sports teams, youth clubs and churches.

Chris Duggan, the foundation’s acting honorary board chairman, said, “Once again this year we appreciate the community for the tremendous outpouring of enthusiasm for the YCLA. It is through the platform that the YCLA provides these young leaders that so much good comes from the event.

“Many of the 75 previous finalists, including myself, are still serving our communities today and demonstrating their concern for our youth and leadership opportunities. We are so grateful to our sponsors that we have been able to continue this programme year after year.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Do you mean like Conover. He is still serving, well at least for a few more years anyway.