Youngster shines in Tourism Speak-Off

From left: David Wight, the then Acting Minister for Tourism, Leanna Allen, 2019 Tourism Ambassador, and Tiffany Dixon–Ebanks, executive director of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.

Leanna Allen has distinguished herself with her thoughts and her words.

Leanna, 12, a student at Clifton Hunter High School, was recently named Tourism Ambassador at the annual Tourism Speak-Off, held on Nov. 2.

Now, in her new role, Leanna will represent the Cayman Islands at a variety of tourism events both locally and at select international forums.

The Tourism Speak-Off has been held since 2003, and is hosted by the Ministry and Department of Tourism in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Tourism Association. The program is designed to encourage tourism awareness from a local and global perspective for Cayman’s students.

Leanna was awarded a $1,000 check as part of her victory at the Tourism Speak-Off.

The event serves to assist young students in developing their communication skills along with their reasoning and public speaking, talents that can aid them both academically and professionally.