Grand Bahama Sports and Travel has announced the names of the 40 finalists for the 2017 Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards, which will honour the top student athletes from both the primary and high schools as the best and the brightest for their accomplishments as students and athletes.
“Grand Bahama Sports and Travel continues to grow and excel, and their work this year has allowed us to identify these 40 exceptional scholar-athletes who have clearly established themselves among the best in the country,” said GBST President and CEO Buster Laing.
“It will be a difficult task to select one from each division as the absolute best. Each possesses incredible talent in all facets of their lives, and it is a tremendous honour for us to highlight their accomplishments.”
The centrepiece of their efforts are the annual scholarship and awards ceremony, which recognizes more than 120 of the top scholar-athletes and distributes more than $7,000 in scholarships.
From this pool of 40 scholar-athletes, the committee will select four overall winners from both the high and primary schools for the highly sought-after Scholar-Athlete Awards.
First bestowed in 2014, the GBST Scholar-Athlete Awards has become one of the most prestigious scholastic honours on Grand Bahama. Criteria for the award are limited to academic achievement and athletic accolades.
Additionally, Grand Bahama Sports and Travel has already announced that they will be awarding the Mark Wilson Dedication Award to the outstanding coach. Wilson, who died late last year in a traffic accident was the first Committee chairperson of the Scholar Athlete of the Year Program.
The show will be begin on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall, Wildcat Avenue.
Here is the full list of the 2017 Primary School Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year Award nominees:
PRIMARY SCHOOL GIRLS
Imara Nesbitt, Bishop Michael
Quen’Thaya Moore, Tabernacle Baptist
Reginae Bastian, Sunland Baptist
Wilna Toussaint, Lewis Yard
Precious Alcide, Freeport Primary
Chelsea Poitier, Freeport Gospel
Prisca Smith, Maurice Moore
Phoebe Wilson, Lucaya International
Ciara Williams, Walter Parker
Taynisha Jones, Bartlett Hill
Genesis Thompson, Martín Town
Kenya Christie, West End
Christia McKenzie, Holmes Rock
Published Friday, March, 17, 2017