St Kitts and Nevis: A Special Sitting of the Federal Parliament was held to recognize the 25 most remarkable teens in St Kitts and Nevis. The award ceremony was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort Ballroom. Awards were presented by Members of Parliament from the government and opposition benches.
Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew also gave the call for the special sitting of the National Assembly. He outlined that the teens were honoured in several categories, namely, Youth Activism, Personal Decision to Change, Spirit of Hope, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Academics, Sports, Courage to Overcome, Volunteerism, Most Promising, and Performing Arts.
A cocktail reception hosted by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, was held at the Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club in honour of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens.
St Kitts and Nevis welcome the new inductees to the 12th Annual 25 Most Remarkable Teens Award Programme during a Special Sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
Dr Joyelle Clarke, Minister of Sustainable Development of St Kitts and Nevis also extended congratulations to two teens for being selected. She also outlined the profile of these two teens and stated:
- Niran Warde
Congratulations are in order for Mr Niran Warde. One of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens of St Kitts-Nevis. Shortly after birth, Niran endured a critical medical condition that took days for doctors to get under control.
His mother was told he would never be able to walk, talk, or live an ordinary life. In time, with treatment, Niran’s condition improved. So much so, that he not only excelled academically but he began to do extremely well in several sporting disciplines, including football, cricket and track and field.
As a member of the Outer Limits Athletics Track Club he became the Rams Inter-Primary U13 Male Champion while a student at the Dieppe Bay Primary-School. At the secondary level, Niran broke several records at the Saddlers Secondary School and was awarded Victor Ludorum for a number of athletic seasons there. Your “Scholar Athlete”, Niran Warde.
- Dennidra Evelyn
“Courage to Overcome” describes this Awardee, Dennidra Evelyn as one of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in St Kitts-Nevis. Dennidra is a 5th Form Honor Roll student at the Saddlers Secondary School.
She is described as an advocate for students who face challenges and goes a step further to make regular referrals to school counsellors to assist if she feels her help is not enough. She has dedicated her time to researching mental illness, its effects and coping mechanisms after she lost a friend to suicide.
Added to that, Dennidra’s father has been incarcerated since she was little. This propelled her to advocate for the creation of more programs that encourage prisoners to pursue an education while also improving rehabilitative services so they can be productive citizens upon their reintroduction into society.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis- Denzil Douglas also joined others to congratulastes teens of his constituency. He congratulated following teens with the warm greetings:
- Recognized for her “Courage to Overcome”, Dennidra Evelyn. Congratulations Darren Thomas,
- Remarkable Teen rewarded for his sportsmanship and Leadership. Congratulations Laquandre Lowry, 2022 Remarkable Teen, awarded for Sports and Leadership.
- Congratulations Quinyka Bradshaw, one of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens 2022, awarded in the category; Personal Decision To Change.
The greetings have also poured on Brianna Paul for being selected as one of St Kitts and Nevis’ 25 Remarkable Teens. Brianna was recognized in the area of Leadership and Volunteerism.