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Twenty-five receive Prime Minister's Youth Awards for Excellence

Published: Monday April 7, 2014 | 7:54 pm Comments 0

Twenty-three young people and two youth-serving organisations have been awarded the Prime Ministerís Youth Awards for Excellence for 2013.

The awards ceremony, which was organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture with the support of CHASE Fund, was held Sunday night at Jamaica House.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller presented the awards to the 25 who were honoured for excellence in academics, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, leadership, international achievement, sports, youth in service and youth work.

"Achieving success does not come by accident or overnight, but is the result of making the right choices, hard work, discipline, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles," Simpson Miller told the recipients who were selected from a field of
41 nominees.

Youth Minister Lisa encourages the recipients to stay true to their mission by pushing themselves to do more than they did yesterday when they felt like leaving it all for later.

2013 PRIME MINISTER'S YOUTH AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Academics
Abigail Allen
Everett Moseley
Shoyea-Gaye Grant
Nicholas Wright

Arts and Culture
Kadeem Wilson
Christena Williams

Entrepreneurship
Theo Smith

International achievement
John Powell
Farley Artwell
Gavin Samuels
Kyisha Newman

Leadership
Tijani Christian
Amorkard Brown

Sports
Martin Manley
Javon Francis
Yvonne Foster
Yanique Thompson
Thristina Harwood

Youth in service
Seidg Rowe
Lamar Rowe
Jamilia Crooks
Kadesha Croney
Terral Christian

Youth work
National Inter-School Brigade
Youth Organisation for Upliftment

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