CAL boosts local leadership

Cayman Airways has pitched in to help make one student’s career take flight.

Catherine Ebanks will be heading to Washington, D.C. next month to take part in the People to People Future Leaders Summit 2006.

‘It’s an educational trip that will help me a lot in my college years,’ she said. ‘I know I will make you, my friends and family, and also the Cayman Islands proud.’

The Leadership Summit, to be held at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, helps prepare the world’s most promising young people for the opportunities and responsibilities ahead. It brings participants from around the world together to learn, be challenged and earn academic credit while being a part of the energizing and educational experience, said a CAL press release.

‘Cayman Airways remains committed to the development of our young people and are happy to facilitate Catherine’s travel to this Future Leaders Summit as she represents the Cayman Islands,’ said Michael Adam, President and CEO of Cayman Airways.

Catherine was recommended for this prestigious honour for demonstrating leadership ability and academic achievement.

Catherine is a well-rounded Year 12 student at John Gray High School and is currently sitting her external examinations and looking forward to graduation, 27 June.

She has displayed her love for athletics through netball, football, swimming, track and field and basketball to name a few – it’s no surprise that physical education is one of her favourite subjects, next to mathematics, Spanish and art.

As the Captain of Dolphin House not only has Catherine set a good example for her peers as being a committed athlete, she has also sharpened her leadership skills and sense of responsibility, overseeing the athletic participation of students in all 3 year levels at John Gray.

Catherine has also received numerous awards for excellence and high marks in mathematics.

Upon graduation from high school, Catherine plans to attend the University College of the Cayman Islands as she works towards a career in which she can tie together some of her most enjoyable pastimes – drawing and graphic design.

People to People was founded in 1956 by Dwight D. Eisenhower and boasts past honorary chairmen such as former Presidents of the United States John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Since its inception, People to People Ambassador Programs have helped more than 200,000 young people to be responsible citizens and leaders, the release said.

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