National Youth Awards (Antigua and Barbuda) 2012

These are the National Youth Award Winners (Antigua and Barbuda) for 2012. You may notice some familiar names on the list:
Education Award Winners Joni Spencer, Joel Beazer and Adia Archibald
Diane Archibald, Outstanding Scholarship Awardee
Young Sports Man and Sports Woman, Quinton Griffith and Tamiko Butler
Young Journalist, Rory Butler
Young Media Practitioner, Cleveroy Thomas
Youth Friendly Media House, Observer Media Group

Tiffany Smith is a Wadadli Pen 2012 finalist and much more. (A Eustace Samuel photo from the Observer Media Group facebook page)

Tiffany Smith is a Wadadli Pen 2012 finalist and much more. (A Eustace Samuel photo from the Observer Media Group facebook page)

Tiffany Smith and Renee Smith, recipients of the Cultural and Performing Arts Award
Young Farmer of the Year, the Princess Margaret School Agricultural Science Programme

Linisa George was the Literary Arts Winner. We've written several times about Linisa here at Wadadi Pen for her soldiering on behalf of the literary arts and gender advocacy. Well deserved. (This is a Eustace Samuel Photo from the Observer newspaper facebook page)

Linisa George was the Literary Arts Winner. We’ve written several times about Linisa here at Wadadi Pen for her soldiering on behalf of the literary arts and gender advocacy. Well deserved. (This is a Eustace Samuel Photo from the Observer newspaper facebook page)

Literary Arts Award Winner, Linisa George
Visual Arts Award Winner, Emile Hill
Tourism Service Award Winner, Coleen Samuel
Tourism Management Award Winner, Andre Roberts
Young Entrepreneur Award Winner, Mario Payne
Young Artisan Award Winner, Natasha Punter
Community Service Award Winner – Individual, Silvyn Farrell
Community Service Award Winner – Group, Rotaract
Young Professional, Ladesa Loren James
Barbuda’s Best, Renee Desuza
Young Activist Awardees, Women of Antigua

Linisa with Women of Antigua cast member Fayola Jardine. (A Eustace Samuel photo from the Observer Media Group facebook page)

Linisa with Women of Antigua cast member Fayola Jardine. (A Eustace Samuel photo from the Observer Media Group facebook page)

Phoenix Award Winner, Paralympian Jamol Pilgrim
Corporate Award Recipients as Youth Development Partners – Sandals and Bank of Nova Scotia
Corporate Award Recipients for Philanthropy – Cool & Smooth, The Source and Ayoushe
Lifetime Service Award recipients – Charlene Warner-Samuel, Lucaso Brumant, Dr. Margart O’Garro, Edris George, Genevieve Smith, and Eustace ‘Gaytooks’ Harris
A Special Presentation was made as well to author Joanne C. Hillhouse and Regional Youth Development Specialist Glenyss James.

Me. Not for my work in the literary arts but for my youth advocacy...though of course via Wadadli Pen the two intersect. (A Eustace Samuel photo from the Observer Media Group facebook page)

Me. Not for my work in the literary arts but for my youth advocacy…though of course via Wadadli Pen the two intersect. (A Eustace Samuel photo from the Observer Media Group facebook page)

The National Youth Awards, wrote Cleon Athill in her formal address, “is a bold statement about the importance of youth and their strategic significance in national development…National Youth Awards continues to make the point that youth development is everybody’s business; it’s a conscious effort to massage that sense of collective responsibility for growing citizens who understand that they have a role to play in nation building.”

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

These are links to the awards presentation: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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