Zariah Yvonne Anglin, granddaughter of the Speaker of the House, The Honourable McKeeva Bush won a competition today making her Junior Tourism Minister. A new Tourism Ambassador has earned her title following a vigorous debate at the annual Tourism Speak-Off held Thursday, 2 November.
The competition was held at the Kimpton Seafire today, November 2nd, and co-sponsored by the Department of Tourism and the Education Ministry. Both The Honourable Minister Moses Kirkconnell and The Honourable Julianna O'Connor-Connolly left the Legislative Assembly's budget debate to be in attendance.
The Tourism Speak-Off– a programme that encourages tourism awareness among high school students from a local and global perspective–is hosted by the Ministry and Department of Tourism and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.
Anglin was an impressive speaker and won a cash prize of CI$1,000.00 and the much sought after title of Junior Tourism Minister. From all accounts, the sixteen-year-old young lady may have inherited her grandfather's speaking skills and impressed the judges. She will represent the Cayman Islands throughout 2018 at various tourism events locally and at select international forums.
Anglin is the daughter of the late Tonya Yvonne Bush-Anglin who passed away in January 2011. She attends Grace Christian Academy and is both academically and musically gifted.
Her grandfather told Cayman Marl Road that he is extremely proud of this young lady. He noted:
She is an incredibly intelligent young lady and is continuing to impress us every day with her maturity, commitment to her studies and hard work and dedication. I know her mother would be so incredible proud of her.