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Deloitte Cayman has awarded its 2012 Platinum Scholarship to Danielle Borden. Danielle graduated with honours from St. Ignatius Catholic School in June.

Aside from excelling academically, Danielle was also St. Ignatius Head Girl and was the recipient of the Health Services Award for Community and School Service. She was the leader for four Key Clubs on the island from 2009-2010, travelling to Florida several times to participate in district board meetings and consequently received the “Leader of Leaders” award for her work.

Additionally, Danielle co-hosted Cayman’s Youth Flex radio show for multiple seasons. In August 2012, Danielle will attend Pennsylvania State University where she will pursue a degree in Accounting. As part of the scholarship, Danielle is completing a six week summer internship in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Department, and she hopes to return in subsequent summers. “Deloitte is very pleased to have Danielle as the Platinum Scholarship recipient this year,” said Karie Bergstrom, director of Deloitte’s Human Resources department.

“There were a number of very worthy candidates to consider and Danielle truly stood out. Danielle has an exemplary scholastic record and she has been committed to her community efforts. We are so pleased to have her as a part of the Deloitte family and we look forward to her many successes in the future.”

The Platinum Scholarship is the highest level award that can be earned through Deloitte’s scholarship programme, which is designed to support young Caymanians by providing them with the best education possible, as well as the opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience in the field they intend to pursue.

Ritch & Conolly

Local attorneys Ritch & Conolly, have donated $2,500 to the Football Association’s Academy Sports Club. The funds will be used to help sponsor young footballers (ages 10-16 years) to participate in Academy Sports Club programmes.

With more than 80 participants, the ASC is youth football development programme providing after school and weekend training sessions to young footballers within the community. This year, the ASC will be sending five teams (U11, U12, U13, U14 and U15) to attend the Disney Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament, which is taking place from 16-22 July in Orlando, Florida.

“We would like to thank Ritch & Conolly for their generous donation,” said Coach Glenn Whewell, Academy Sports Club. “It is contributions like these that enable us to continue to provide young footballers with quality coaching and opportunities to compete and travel at an international level.”

In acknowledgement of their sponsorship, the Ritch & Conolly logo will be placed on the back of the ASC football shirts which are worn by all players when representing the academy.

“We are delighted to sponsor the Academy Sports Club,” said David Ritch, senior partner, Ritch & Conolly. “The Academy Sports Club not only assists young children by developing them as football players, but also encourages a commitment to academic success. We wish all the young footballers travelling to Orlando the very best of luck in the tournament, and look forward to hearing of their successes.”

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is continuing its support for the Cayman Heart Fund by participating in the nonprofit organisation’s Denim Dress Down Day and donating the proceeds. The funds will support the Automated External Defibrillator programme and Heart Smart Week Events like the Red Dress Live & Learn luncheon, among other programmes. “This donation is further recognition of the role that heart health plays in a healthy community. It is with the help of organisations like this that allows us to continue to work towards our goals of reducing the incidence and impact of heart disease in the Cayman Islands,” said David Dinner, chairman of CHF.

“We are a proud sponsor of the Cayman Heart Fund and pleased to support their efforts to educate the community. We commend their dedication to awareness and prevention and know that together we can make a difference,” said Dan Scott, managing partner, Ernst & Young Ltd, Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Heart Fund is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, charitable organisation which was established to strengthen Cayman’s health. Its aim is to alert, reduce and help prevent cardiovascular disease and achieve this through education, services to the public like free medical screenings and by providing medical equipment and training.