Students honoured for academics and service

| 21/07/2017
CNS Local Life

Tedrick Green with award winner Camila Pantin

(CNS Local Life): The fourth annual Pursuit of Excellence awards have been presented to two high school students in recognition of their academic achievements, character and community service. Presenting this year’s awards to Camila Pantin from Cayman International School (CIS) and DauJaughn Murray from John Gray High School (JGHS) was Tedrick Green, 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year winner and 2016 Young Caymanian Leadership Award finalist.

Past “Proud of Them” recipient Lloyd Barker established the Pursuit of Excellence award in 2014 to motivate young people to strive for excellence and perform good works; since then two students have been recognised annually.

Pantin, who was the valedictorian of her CIS graduating class, also won the Dodie Ebanks Humanitarian Award from her school in 2016. She is an active member of the school’s Model UN team, helping to organise CAYMUN – the first inter-school Model UN conference in Cayman – where she also got the opportunity to mentor her peers. Participants in the Model UN programme assume the role of national ambassadors to debate, and seek to solve, global issues.

Murray – a budding professional athlete – has represented the Cayman Islands on the world stage. Since 2010 he has competed at the annual BAYTAF Classic track meet in Tampa, Florida, bringing home a medal each year. The captain of John Gray’s Tarpon Academy (boys) and a Duke of Edinburgh bronze award holder, he achieved four CXC passes early (while in Year 10) and is awaiting results for an additional six subjects he completed in Year 11.

Green presented the awards to both students at their respective schools’ end-of-year ceremonies. Nominations for the 2018 awards will be accepted during the upcoming school year.

For more information, call (939-8313) or email Lloyd Barker

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