WestStar TV Ltd. has announced the first recipient of the company’s Journalism/Communications Scholarship as Kevin James Walter, from Spotts, Newlands.
‘I am elated to have been selected by WestStar as the first recipient of their Communications Scholarship and I am very happy to see that a company such as WestStar has been so generous to step up and help a young Caymanian pursuing a degree in Communications,’ he said. ‘The Cayman Islands are in need of Caymanians in the field of communications/media and I guarantee that I will not let WestStar down.’
‘We were extremely impressed with Kevin’s application and he is truly a multi talented young man,’ says Vanessa Hansen Allott, WestStar TV Scholarship coordinator. ‘Kevin’s enthusiasm for working within the media, talent for writing and ability to communicate, along with good academic standing, makes him the ideal candidate for the WestStar scholarship programme.’
Kevin is entering his third year at Warner Southern College in Florida, studying communication arts and he is also a special constable with the RCIPS and has interned at Radio Cayman. During high school Kevin was involved in Junior Achievement, National Children’s Festival of the Arts, Global Youth Leadership Conference and Toastmasters. He attended Triple C School through 2004 and received his high school diploma from Fort Lauderdale Christian School in 2005. At university he has made the Dean’s List, and continues to keep his love for music alive, singing in the college choir and performing in the Instrumental Ensemble, states a press release.
‘The WestStar scholarship programme was launched earlier this year to support and encourage talented young Caymanians with an interest in journalism/communications to enter this exciting industry,’ says Mike Martin, WestStar TV General Manager. ‘We were very impressed by the high-standard of applications and we strongly encourage all our applicants to continue to pursue their communications studies. Finally, I would like to congratulate Kevin and we look forward to welcoming him as a Cayman27 News intern and wish him every success.’ The WestStar scholarship carries a value of US$10,000 per annum for up to four years at a pre-approved university and comes with practical work experience at Cayman27 as well as the opportunity for future employment at the television station.