The student council of Cayman Prep
and High school recently made a donation to the Special Olympics Cayman Islands
bus fund and helped local athlete Andrew Smilley win a prestigious international
To mark International Day for
Disabilities last December, the student council of Cayman Prep and High School
invited representatives from the Special Olympics to take part in their school
Board members Toni Johnson and
Myrtle Brandt spoke of the work of the organization and the ways in which students
could contribute to assisting persons with disabilities.
As a result the student body made a
decision to donate funds from an upcoming civvy day to the SOCI bus replacement
At the same assembly, students were
also informed of the Best Open Water Swim of 2009 poll, which had nominated
Andrew Smilley for his RCP Tiburon 1-mile open water swim, his first coldwater
swim, in San Francisco.
Partly as a result of votes cast by
students and staff, Andrew moved from second-place where he had held steady for
some time, to winning the international poll on January 1st.
Andrew attended the school assembly
last week to receive the nearly $700 donation and to personally thank the students
for voting for him.