Young people make Cayman proud

| 07/12/2017
CNS Local Life

Proud of Them recipients with government representatives and other well-wishers

(CNS Local Life): Bodden Town was amply represented in the latest Proud of Them awards, with half of the 12 young people celebrated at a ceremony held 29 November hailing from that district. Each honouree received a Proud of Them certificate and $500, with a profile of each young person to be publicised.

The evening’s recipients, together with their nomination categories and districts, were Sarah Clair Jackson (17), George Town, academics; Brianna Bodden (16), Bodden Town, academics; Anja van Genderen (17), BT, academics; Kareem Foster (17), BT, sports; Joshewa Frederick-Charlery (20), GT, sports; Jonathan Key (18), GT, academics; Jared McGill (19), GT, community service; Bradley McLaughlin (15), BT, culture; Jenelle McLaughlin (23), GT, academics/community service; Isabella Powery (14), West Bay, sports; Janelle Syms (19), WB, academics; and Ashli Welcome (22), BT, academics.

Although several of the recipients were overseas at college, the event was well attended by Cayman Islands-based honourees along with their family members, friends and representatives of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands Juliana O’Connor-Connolly also attended the ceremony. She congratulated the finalists and their parents and, having read each of the awardees’ biographies, expressed her confidence that the Cayman Islands would be in good hands given the calibre of young people who were growing up to take their places in society.

Acting Head of the Youth Services Unit James Myles read out a speech by NYC chairman Reverend Donovan Myers noting the dedication shown by the current cohort of awardees to pursuing their dreams.


Category: Youth

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