On Saturday evening after a highly contested competition, Keliann Freeman of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) won the 2017 Junior Minister of Tourism title.
Freeman and three other students competed for the BVI Tourist Board's annual 2017 Speech Competition at the HLSCC.
The participating students were Keira St. Ross of Bregado Flax Educational Centre; Za-Riana Grant of Cedar International School; and Shamir Smith of Seventh Day Adventist School.
St. Ross was first runner-up.
Director of Tourism, Mrs. Sharon Flax-Brutus said that tourism education is essential and through the Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition, students are able to research, analyze, and state their position on issues that concern 'our' tourism product and territory overall.
"Our youth must be prepared to understand the way forward in tourism development and initiatives and gain exposure through opportunities such as this competition, which fosters personal and academic growth alongside their peers within the region. We salute the students who have accepted this year’s challenge," she said.
Freeman won a laptop and trip to Grenada.
- Source: BVIHotpress.com