Brac High student wins Rotary essay contest

Cayman Brac High School is again the winner of Rotary’s Adventures in Citizenship; ‘My Cayman’ essay competition.

Essay finalists

From left, essay winner Staci Scott of Cayman Brac High School with finalists Lashonda Powell of Triple C, Megan McTaggart of Cayman Prep and Megan Bush of John Gray High School. Photo: Jewel Levy

At a Rotary luncheon, held at the Westin Hotel recently, 15-year-old Staci Scott made her school proud when she was announced the winner of the four finalists

Presented to her for her outstanding accomplishment was a brand new Compaq laptop computer by Rob Eyers of Kirk Office Equipment.

The four finalists – Lashonda Powell of Triple C, Megan McTaggart of Cayman Prep, Megan Bush of John Gray High and Miss Scott from Cayman Brac High School – were each presented with a certificate, an Encarta encyclopaedia and leather folder.

Education Minister Alden McLaughlin congratulated the four students on their accomplishments.

He said when government was first approached with the idea of the adventures programme, it was wholeheartedly accepted.

‘Anything to make our students more prepared to compete in this very competitive world is always embraced,’ said Mr McLaughlin.

He also said he was impressed with last year’s winner, who was also from Cayman Brac High.

Rotary’s Adventures in Citizenship chairman Jim Howse said the objective of the programme is to assist Grade 11 students in all schools to learn more about the government and develop their potential as future leaders in the community.

The students are encouraged in their own words to write about Cayman in an essay 500-750 words. The schools select the best essays to be entered into the competition.

The programme, now in its second year, was instituted by Mr. Howse.

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