Youth Ambassadors Launch Junior Red Cross Program & Essay Winners Receive Awards
On Wednesday, March 26, Ms. Neda Brown, the United States Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer made an official visit to Grand Bahama to attend the official launch of the re-establishment of Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross program during a ceremony at the Pelican Bay Resort.
The project was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy’s Youth Ambassadors who recently represented Grand Bahama in a dynamic 3 week-long youth leadership exchange in the United States.
The four youth leaders included Alliqueka Capron from Lucaya International School; Aaliyah Vilbrun from St. Paul’s Methodist College, Kamaal Bartlett, from Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy and Gabrielle Moss, from Bishop Michael Eldon High School.
Georgette Thompson, a guidance counselor with the Ministry of Education accompanied the students on the trip and currently serves as a mentor to the group.
At the conclusion of the youth exchange program, the youth ambassadors from throughout the Caribbean were challenged to make a difference in their communities by becoming active and engaged citizens through service.
Grand Bahama’ Junior Red Cross Program will be established in several schools throughout the island including High Rock Primary, Martin Town Primary, Holmes Rock Primary, Genesis Academy and at the Eight Mile Rock High School.
During the event, Ms. Brown also formally recognized two top winners in the U.S. Embassy’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest, Gabrielle Moss and Ashlee Hudson along with David Ferguson, who received honorable mention, all students attending Bishop Michael Eldon High School.
School principal, Mrs. Anita Doherty was on hand to celebrate with the students. The top finishers received iPad minis, a Sony Bloogie video camera, and certificates of appreciation.
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Top: The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Neda Brown with Grand Bahama’s Youth Ambassadors and G.B.’s Junior Red Cross volunteers.
Side: The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Neda Brown presents Ashlee Hudson, a winner in the Embassy’s Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest with her prize.
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Neda Brown with Grand Bahama’s Youth Ambassadors and Grand Bahama Red Cross volunteers.
Public Affairs Officer Neda Brown with Gabrielle Moss, a winner in the Embassy’s Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest and David Ferguson, who received an honorable mention. They are pictured with their prizes from the U.S. Embassy.educational, students, youth