The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman has announced the return of the Adventures in Citizenship essay contest.
Open to all Year 10 students in the Cayman Islands, entrants are required to write a 500 to 750 word essay on the topic “My Cayman”.
The top winners from each school will be invited to participate in a government day that includes a tour of the Legislative Assembly Building in George Town and lunch with Governor Duncan Taylor. The overall winner will receive a laptop computer.
Any Year 10 student wishing to participate in this contest should inquire with their school English department for additional information.
Ms Pauline Beckford, principal of Clifton Hunter High School, said she is happy to be involved in the venture. She said, “I’m delighted for my students to be involved and I recognize the importance of young Caymanians working with community partners like the Rotary Club to improve their literacy.”
To date, the participating schools include Clifton Hunter High School, Cayman Prep & High School, St. Ignatius Catholic School, Layman E. Scott Sr. High School, Triple C, Grace Christian Academy, Cayman Academy and Hope Academy. Rotary Club of Grand Cayman President Sebastien Guilbard is delighted that so many of the schools have embraced this essay contest and stated that “the promotion of literacy for young Caymanians is a priority with the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman as well as Rotary International”.
The Adventures in Citizenship essay contest is being sponsored by CIBC First Caribbean International Bank.
Marcia Harrison, associate director of retail banking and operations for CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, said that these types of literary programmes are critical to supporting the community and building leadership through youth. “CIBC is dedicated to the development and growth of young Caymanians,” she said.
The deadline for essay submissions to school English departments is Friday, 15 February.