Students to represent JA programme overseas

The eight students who have been
selected to represent the Cayman Islands at the Junior Achievement
International Canadian Conference will be announced at a ceremony on 22 May at
6.30 p.m. at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

The students took part in an oral
presentation on an aspect of the economy of the Cayman Islands as part of the
competition to win the trip.

“It is a difficult thing to judge,
because the standard is always so high,” said Pat Randall, President of the
Board of Directors for Junior Achievement in Cayman. “The judges ask questions
after the presentation and award marks on their ability to answer a question
and their true understanding of the subject.”

The JA after-school programme, which
teaches high schools students about business by having them form their own
company, manufacture a product and sell it, 
is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and the Chamber
of Commerce.

Nikita Durant, a grade 12 student
at Wesleyan Christian Academy, said the JA program was a great experience and
that she would really like the opportunity to represent the programme overseas.

 “It’s one thing to learn about business in
school, it’s another thing to experience it,” she said. “You learn that
sometimes things don’t always go right so, you have to be flexible.”

Shemina Barnes, a year 12 student
at John Gray High School, highly recommended the JA program to all high school
students.

“I got the experience of knowing
how to run a business, what I should do, what I should be looking for in a
business”, she said.

Tickets to the awards ceremony are
CI$50 dollars and will NOT be available at the door.

Contact the JA office for more
information at 949-4306, or email [email protected]

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