Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 13, 2018 (SKNIS): The National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis convenes for a special sitting on Thursday (November 15, 2018) to salute the 25 Most Remarkable Teens awardees for 2018.
The recipients will be recognized for excellence in non-traditional fields such as Community Activism, Personal Decision to Change, Fashion Design, Spiritual Commitment, Volunteerism, Scholastic Achievement through Pageantry, Writing, School Pride and more.
This marks the eighth year that the annual 25 Most Remarkable Teens awards ceremony is being held. This means that 200 young people from St. Kitts and Nevis have been honoured since the programme’s introduction in 2011.
Senior Youth Officer in the Department of Youth Empowerment, Sahira David, has coordinated the programme for the past three years. She noted that the 25 Most Remarkable Teens initiative holds a special place in the hearts of many persons. She said that this is due to the truly outstanding actions of the teens, many of whom have overcome obstacles in their lives, She added that these teenage awardees also demonstrate a strong conviction to be a positive force for change in their homes, communities and nation as a whole.
“The three years running the programme has basically fuelled my passion for youth work even more and I look forward to everything that is still to come from these teens,” Ms. David stated, adding that every member of society should continue to encourage them and other young people.
The 25 Most Remarkable Teens ceremony is the only awards event that takes place during a sitting of the Federal Parliament. Parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle pay tribute to the young people before presenting them with their award.
The ceremony will be aired live on ZIZ Television Channel 5 (https://zizonline.com/tv/channel-5/). It will also live on ZIZ Radio (95.9, 96.1, 96.3, or 96.9 FM).