St Kitts and Nevis: Nykeisha Henry crowned Ms Culture Queen during Culturama 

Nykeisha Henry who was the former 25 Most Remarkable Teen (2020-2021) crowned Ms. Culture Queen during the Nevis Culturama celebrations. St Kitts Department of Youth Empowerment shared the profile of the Queen.

St Kitts and Nevis: Nykeisha Henry crowned Ms Nykeisha Henry during Culturama 
St Kitts and Nevis: Nykeisha Henry crowned Ms Nykeisha Henry during Culturama 

St Kitts and Nevis: Nykeisha Henry who was the former 25 Most Remarkable Teen (2020-2021) crowned Ms. Culture Queen during the Nevis Culturama celebrations. St Kitts Department of Youth Empowerment shared the profile of the Queen.

Environmental Protection, Preservation and Cleanliness is the mantra governing the great works of this impressive young teen. Although Nykeisha is of a quiet disposition, she is a brave and courageous activism powerhouse in defence of the land of beauty St Kitts-Nevis.

She is extremely conscientious and well-organized always willing to assist. Her passion for the environment runs so deep in her spirit that when she was younger, she would actually ask her mom to stop the car so that she could take up trash that was improperly disposed. When that request was not possible, NyKeisha would organize a group and return to the site to remove the garbage.

In addition to being successful at academia, Henry is also a force outside the classroom. During her current tenure as Student’s Council President, Nykeisha has rallied the students to engage in virtual cooking and gardening challenges and a ‘drive around’ to check on students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She served with distinction as the Nevis International Secondary School (NISS) youth parliament representative in the schools Virtual Tourism Congress. Henry is also the captain of the cheerleading squad and a member of the F.I.T. Wellness centre. In addition to these contributions NyKeisha volunteers at the Alexander Hamilton Museum and the Nevis Nelson Museum.

Since the age of three (3) years old, Henry has happily participated in annual coastal clean ups alongside her grandmother. In 2019, she single-handedly launched an international petition on the importance of banning the use of single use plastic bags.

The petition attracted over 2000 signatures, one of them being the Hon. Mark Brantley. Said petition was notably mentioned in parliament. To bolster support, Nykeisha participated in a march put on by the Ministry of Tourism in St Kitts to spread awareness for the cause. ‘Youth CAN’ is the name of Henry’s own youth group which has produced a video documenting historical sites in Nevis.

Her group has coordinated a visit to the New River Reforestation project and International coastal clean-ups. She has also been featured on the television show ‘Youth on the Go’. Henry won an essay competition titled ‘Why I would like to participate in the NBF project to help prevent single-use plastic from entering the Narrows. She is now a Newcastle Bay Foundation ambassador.

NyKeisha is on a mission to make St Kitts-Nevis a plastic free federation and stands ready to serve in any way to help St. Kitts-Nevis make the transition. In complement to her fervent postulation that reusable bags should become the norm, Henry plans to launch her own line of trendy reusable bags alongside a website called ‘Nevis Eco’. The future of St Kitts-Nevis shines brightly with NyKeisha Henry leading the environmental charge.