Chanelle Monique Scott, 15, of Bodden Town, received the Proud of Them award for her achievements in academics.
She said she was initially “shocked” when she found out she received the honor.
“I didn’t know I had even been nominated, but I was ecstatic and humbled to have been chosen for this award,” she said.
She said she thinks she received the award because of her “commitment and passion toward learning.”
Chanelle is currently completing her final year at Clifton Hunter High School. She thanked “all the wonderful teachers and staff there who create a wonderful and positive learning environment.”
Next year, she will complete her A-levels, after which she plans to attend university in the United Kingdom.
She is an avid reader, and is a fan of the “Divergent” book series. In her free time, she also loves to dance and spend time with her friends and family.
“I want to say thank you to my family, friends and teachers for the continued support,” Chanelle said. “Thank you to my aunt for nominating me and the Proud of Them committee for selecting me and giving me this wonderful opportunity.
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 at a time on billboards across the Cayman Islands, and receives a certificate and $500.