Nominations open for more young achievers

| 28/08/2013

(CNS): The public is being asked to submit nominations to government for a programme that honours young Caymanians who have achieved great things in a range of different fields, from academics and the arts to sports and service. The latest round of 'Proud of Them' nominations opened Wednesday 28 August until 27 September. Residents can nominate a young person between the age of 10 and 25 years to be recognised for reaching a significant level of success, which will be heralded in a public poster campaign for six months on giant billboards around the islands. 

Announcing the second round of nominations, Youth Minister Osbourne Bodden said he was pleased that the community had embraced the initiative.

“Showcasing the positive achievements of our young people, demonstrates to them that hard work does pay off. This is why the Ministry of Health, Sports, Youth & Culture (HSYC) remains committed to honouring such individuals,” Bodden said about the project created by his predecessor, Mark Scotland.

Continuing on with the initiative, Bodden urged people to nominate from each district to ensure that young people in each area could identify with those who are selected. Officials believe that this recognition programme will empower high achievers to continue their efforts, while inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

The categories for nominating young people include academics, business, sports, culture, community service or careers. Copies of the 'Proud of Them' nomination form are available online here.

For more information, or to submit your nominations, contact the organising committee at proudofthem@gov.ky

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