Top ‘My Cayman’ essay writers announced

The beauty of Cayman, its culture and wildlife captured the imagination of students who were asked to describe their island home as part of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s annual Adventures in Citizenship Essay Competition. 

Year 10 students across several schools wrote on the theme “My Cayman.”  

First place was tied between St. Ignatius student Eden Anyabwile, who wrote about her family moving to the United States, and Jada Ramoon, of Clifton Hunter, who used her essay to outline everything that fascinates her about the country.  

The two winning essays will be published on the Cayman Islands Government Facebook page.  

The duo were among six finalists, aged 14 and 15, that included Vittoria de Franceschini of Cayman International School, Katherine Tatum of Cayman Brac’s Layman E. Scott High School, Jayden Welcome of Hope Academy, and Lisviel Lopez of John Gray High School. 

All six attended lunch with Governor Helen Kilpatrick at Government House, and toured the Legislative Assembly Building and Court House. Students also visited the National Museum, National Gallery, the Cayman Islands Government Television studio and Radio Cayman. They also met with Deputy 
Governor Franz Manderson and other government officials. 

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The young essay winners with Governor Helen Kilpatrick, back row, center, and their Rotary chaperones.