Donna Panton, a recent graduate of Triple C School was nominated to serve as a Global Scholar representing the Cayman Islands at the Global Young Leaders Conference recently held in Washington, DC, and New York.
Donna’s nomination was a result of her outstanding academic achievements, and Cayman National assisted in affording her this unique opportunity.
This summer, outstanding high school scholars from around the world participated in the GYLC, a unique leadership development conference, states a press release.
The theme for this year was The Leaders of Tomorrow Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of the Future and students had the opportunity to interact with key leaders and newsmakers with powerful influence over politics, finance, culture and diplomacy.
The Global Young Leaders Conference aims to provide scholars with the opportunity to collaborate with peers from around the world to both study and resolve global conflict, said Mike Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organisation that sponsors GYLC.
“It is our belief that young people should be afforded the opportunity to be at the forefront of global change and innovation,’ said Claudia Welds, Cayman National’s corporate communications senior executive. ‘Therefore we should do everything to ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies and it was certainly our pleasure to make this a reality for Donna,’ she said.
Donna said, ‘I found the Global Young Leaders Conference to be interesting and educational and I am pleased that I had the opportunity to participate in this programme. I would like to thank Cayman National for their generosity and support in making this a reality.’