Squash champion Julian Jervis, the latest recipient of the Proud of Them initiative, was nominated for his academic and sporting achievements.
Mr. Jervis, 17, who is studying the A-level program at St. Ignatius Catholic School, will be featured on billboards throughout the Cayman Islands as part of the drive to acknowledge the achievements of young people in Cayman.
The sports enthusiast has gained regional recognition as a Caribbean-wide squash champion, having represented Cayman at the Island Games and Commonwealth Games.
When he isn’t swinging a racket on the squash court, he spends his time hitting the books. He graduated with honors from St. Ignatius with nine A* and B level passes and a GPA of 3.82.
His commitment to school life also led him to take on roles in school drama and musical productions, and performing in the school band, as well as his own band. He also completed the Silver Award phase of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
He also received the Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year award at the year 11 graduation.
The Bodden Town resident has been described as a natural leader, and his active role in the community has made him a role model for other students.
The Proud of Them initiative recognizes the positive achievements of young people ages 10 to 25. Through a public nomination process, individuals are honored in the categories of academics, careers, business, sports, culture or community service.
Each young person selected is featured for six months on billboards across the Cayman Islands and receives a certificate and $500.