Former Miss Teen recognises youths

A former Cayman Miss Teen is looking to recognise outstanding youths who have Cayman at heart.

Eighteen-year-old Yentel McGaw, a former John Gray High School student and Miss Teen Cayman Islands 2007-2008 was awarded the Miss Teen Worldwide Caribbean in 2008.

She said that she is passionate about the development and recognition of the youth in the Cayman Islands.

The Yentel McGaw Youth Community Excellent Award was founded due to the community overlooking youths who make a difference. Ms McGaw said she felt that is was necessary to award these youth for their contribution to a better society.

The program recognises the hard work of youths that have the interest of the Cayman Islands at heart and bring positive motivation to others as well as the betterment of themselves and their country through voluntary community service.

Any youth organisation, public or private schools are encouraged to nominate any male or female between the ages of 15-20 that are suited for this award.

The winner will be chosen from five finalists at a gala celebration at the Marriott Beach Resort Ballroom on 26 September to commemorate youth month.

Application forms can be picked up from any youth organisation, private and public schools or any committee member. The deadline to enter the event is 30 July.

For more information interested person can log on to the website at or contact Yentel McGaw on 917-2640, Judy McGaw-Salazar at 525-7077, Pearlina McGaw at 925-6151 or James Myles at 927-3372.