This year’s Junior Achievement Company Programme was a huge success by all accounts.
JA Programme Director Tara McField said of the 21 May event: “JA recognised some of the outstanding student that took part in the Company Programme during a gala ceremony where several awards were presented to the exceptional students.”
Awards for Achievers of the Year, which were given to students who were not officers of their JA Company but exuded outstanding qualities, went to: Male Achiever – Drake Ebanks of Creative Impressions and sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers; Female Achiever – Mariah Tibbetts of Xpressionz and sponsored by Cayman Islands Yellow Pages.
As for the five officers, President of the Year was awarded to Julian Solomon of Great Expectations sponsored by dms.
The Vice President of Finance award went to Anisha Matthew of EcoFreex sponsored by Dart; Vice President of Marketing – Nadiya Abdul Jabbar of Collage sponsored by Butterfield; Vice President of Human Resources – NorDania Stewart of Collage sponsored by Butterfield; Vice President of Production – Ameka Angus of Coconut Creations sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac.
Top Salesperson of the Year award went to Lloyd Barker of Cay-Matic sponsored by Marsh.
Product of the Year was awarded to Memories Unleashed sponsored by CITCO, which produced a homemade Cayman-themed scrapbook.
Memories Unleashed was also the recipient of the Company of the Year award.
The next generation leaders were also announced at the banquet: Allison Fernandez, NorDania Stewart, Kenisha Ebanks, Chester Frederick, Julian Solomon, Lydia McField, Mariah Tibbetts and Sarah Potkins.
“These eight students have won an all expense paid trip to attend the Canadian Junior Achievement Business Forum at Queen University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,” Ms McField said.
In all, over 240 High School students completed this year’s Junior Achievement Company Programme.
In the past year, the JA board was able to provide 14 companies catering for 240 students and with the assistance of 100 volunteer advisors.
In addition, they provided the Economics For Success programme to 522 middle school students with the help of 27 volunteers from the business community and introduced the Business Ethics programme to 351 high school students with the assistance of 20 volunteers.