Duke of Edinburgh issues roll call

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is appealing to awardees to help upgrade its records.

Young people in Cayman who have received gold, silver or bronze awards, certificate and pins from the program are asked to contact the organization as soon as possible.

Duke of Edinburgh’s national chairman Katherine Jackson said the committee wants to get a better idea about how many people have gone through the program.

“I have some records, but I just want to make sure we are covering everyone,” she said.

The information required is the awardee’s name, level of award achieved, and the year in which it was received. Young people interested in the program can also sign up.

Three recent participants are Allison McDonald, Jose Ardila and Mia Burke, who received gold awards during the Queen’s Birthday Awards ceremony last month. The trio completed a five-day Bahamas expedition as their final stage, after being engaged over several years in challenging activities, skills and community projects.

Ms. McDonald participated in a choir, served on the executive board of a church youth department, and had a serious jogging regimen as her physical recreation.

Mr. Ardila earned his award by offering tutoring services, taking spin (cycling) classes, and doing community service at the Humane Society’s Book Loft.

Ms. Burke’s attending a gym boot camp, assisted with a church after-school program, and become a scuba rescue diver.

Awardees are asked to email [email protected]

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