Annual awards for young achievers

An awards ceremony has recognised
several local students for their participation in the Junior Achievement
programme, including eight students who were selected to represent the Cayman
Islands in an international conference in Canada.

The eight students chosen to
represent the programme overseas were: Jonathon Masters, Lloyd Barker, Renee
Lindo, John Fawkes, Shanaz Whittaker, Nikita Durrant, Shemina Barnes, and Alex
McIntyre.

Almost 20 students were presented
with various awards for their effort and achievements during the course of the
18-week Junior Achievement programme.

Zachary Jones was named the Junior
Achievement President of the Year. His JA company, Sea Breezes Ltd., was the
only one on the Brac this year, and produced wind chimes made with Brac
driftwood, shells and glass. Sea Breezes Ltd. was also awarded the Company of
the Year award at the 22 May ceremony.

“Working together as a team is the
most important thing for the company,” said Mr. Jones. “It doesn’t matter how
much work you put out as president, if you don’t have your team working behind
you, you’ll get nowhere.”

Jonathon Masters and Rasheed Powery
Saunds co-won the Male Achiever of the Year award.

The Female Achiever of the Year was
Drean Ebanks.

Officer of the Year awards went to
Nickisha Stephenson for Vice President of Finance, Dannia Clarke for Vice
President of Marketing, Shequita Lynch for Vice President of Human Resources,
and Shannon LeBert for Vice President of Production.

The Salesperson of the Year was
Nikita Durant, whose total sales were more than $1,500 for her Junior
Achievement company, Tropical Impressions.

The Product of the Year award went
to Beyond Ideas for their product, Garden in a Box.

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Local students who took part in the Junior Achievement Awards this month.
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