by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Department of Youth- Nevis presents the Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony dubbed “Tropical Edition” slated for Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park.
Nine extraordinary young men and women on the island of Nevis will receive awards for their contributions to nation building. The awardees include:
Teacher Shabaina Powell in the category Education and Lifelong Learning
Jalden Myers- Sports Excellence
Kerisha Powell- Youth Development
Hydeia Tyson- Youth in Agriculture
Wentworth Smithen- Youth in Culinary Arts
Elisel Ramirez Dorsett- Youth in Performing Arts
Jonathan Ward- Cultural and Historical Preservation
Dr. Tivon Browne- Health and Wellbeing
According to the Department of Youth,” In addition to receiving a trophy, each awardee will be presented with a grant through Regency Assurance. The purpose of this grant is to support awardees’ Volunteer Projects, which will be completed throughout the upcoming cycle.”
The event will feature Brandell Marie of OP Music, a Moko jumbie group- Skywalkers and Saxophonist Blessed Ogbum.
Shakeem Parris and Neila Jones will chair the ceremony.
The 2023 Youth Impact 12 Awards is in its fourth cycle and forms part of the St. Kitts and Nevis Independence 40 Calendar of Events. Each cycle begins in September and ends in August of the following year.
The Youth Impact 12 Awards is an invitation only event.