Jovonnie Anglin has been recognised by the Proud of Them initiative for his achievements in academics.
Admired for his keen sense of humour, easy demeanour, athletic prowess and respect, people are easily drawn to Jovonnie.
Over the years, he has excelled academically, particularly in the literary arts. Placing in the top students across the Cayman Islands, this became very obvious.
He attended Cayman Brac High School in 2005 where he was well-liked by both peers and teachers. During his time there, he won the inaugural Optimist Club of Grand Cayman Oratorical competition, placed first in the University of College of the Cayman Islands essay competition for high school students and received the highest mention from the Cayman Islands in the Commonwealth essay competition, among other distinguished awards.
In September 2011, he enrolled at UCCI. During this time, Jovonnie worked part time at the Customs Department in Cayman Brac – and yet still remained on the Dean’s List at UCCI.
Upon completion at UCCI in May 2012, his path to excellence has led him to the University of Massachusetts, where he is currently majoring in Electrical Engineering. Despite being involved in other activities, such as intramural football, church, and learning to play the guitar, Jovonnie still regularly manages to make the Dean’s List.
Most recently – during March this year – he was chosen to spend a week at Glasgow University, Scotland working with students on a joint robotics project. Additionally, he is an integral member of the Crossroads United Baptist Church where he plays a vital role in their debate and football teams, as well as the youth group.
In the near future, Jovonnie hopes to take advantage of research opportunities in Boston – some of which will include projects at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Editor’s note: The Proud of Them initiative recognises the positive achievements of young persons aged between 10–25 years. Through a public nomination process, individuals are honoured in the categories of Academics, Careers, Business, Sports, Culture or Community Service. Each person selected will be featured for six months at a time on billboards established across the Cayman Islands, and will also receive a certificate. It is hoped that this recognition programme will encourage young people to continue to strive for higher attainment, while at the same time inspiring others to do the same.
Over the years, he has excelled academically, particularly in the literacy arts.