The Ministry of Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands honoured twelve of Cayman’s youth in the ‘Proud of Them’ initiative Wednesday (11 July) with two familiar faces from the sports community getting the nod.
15-year old Zachary Moore of the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) and 18-year old Rasheem Brown of The Cayman Islands Athletics Association (CIAA) were touted for their achievements as part of the bi-annual initiative.
The Stingray Swim Club member, who is away on a training camp in Colorado, told Cayman 27 he was truly honored.
“When I found out I won this award, I was surprised because I didn’t know I was nominated. When I realized I won, I felt deeply appreciative and honoured because I realize many people were nominated. So I feel thankful that I was selected. As always, I will do my best to be a good role model, whether it be academics or athletics for my country. I will always try my best to represent Cayman to the best of my ability.”
Moore is both a CARIFTA athlete and a mainstay in the CIASA Sea Swim season, most recently placing fourth in the 2018 UANA Open Water Championships 5K with a time of 1:10.39.00.
Brown is currently en route to Barranquilla, Colombia for the 2018 CAC Games after competing in Tampere, Finland for the IAAF World Under-20 Championships.
Here are all the winners from July’s ‘Proud of Them’:
|Trevor||Carmola, Jr||11||Bodden Town||Academics, Community Service|
|Zolla||Jones||14||George Town||Community Service|
|Taneil||Lee||21||George Town||Academics, Culture, Community Service|
|Deija||Myles||17||George Town||Academic, Community Service|
|Keanu||Oliver||17||Savannah||Academic, Community Service|
|Julius||Smith||15||George Town||Academics, Community Service|