HARBOUR VIEW: Governor Eugene Holiday recently hosted the awardees if the first annual Governor’s Youth Award For Excellence. The Youth Award for Excellence Program has been designed to recognize youths, ages 13-19, who have performed above and beyond and excelled in Education, Sports, Arts, Environmental protection, or Community service.
The 2020 winners of Governor’ Youth Award for excellence were Nigel Alexander Adriana and Riya Baharani Khemchandani co-recipients in the category Academics; Sara Bharwani (Environmental Protection) and Ray-Angel Boasman (Arts).
As winners of the Governor’ Youth Award for Excellence recipients have participated in events, such as the Memorial Day ceremony on May 4 and the Flag Day celebration ceremony on June 13.
Governor Holiday received the winners of the 2020 Governor’s Youth Award for Excellence for an audience at his office at Falcon Drive 3 on June 17. They took the opportunity to asked Governor Holiday about his education, career, hobbies, the role of the Governor and how the Governorship impacted his life. The winners exchange thoughts on college life during COVID and on the importance of technology on their life, studies, and future work.
At the time of the awards ceremony in December 2020, Nigel Adriana was off island for his studies. The meeting was closed off with the presentation by Governor Holiday of the Governor’s Youth Award for Excellence in academics to Mr. Nigel Adriana. Riya, Sara, and Ray-Angel received their award on the evening of the ceremony.
The second annual Governor’s Youth Award for Excellence ceremony is scheduled for June 24.