Ka’Neil Hamilton and Eltavious Johnson were the fourth and fifth place winners of Junior Achievement New Providence’s (JA) ‘Most Distinguished Achiever’ award. In the 2019-2020 JA year, they both excelled in academics, sales, and overall programme participation, and subsequently shared a cheque of $5,000 sponsored by CIBC FirstCaribbean. Ka’Neil, a Queen’s College 2020 graduate intends to take a semester off before using her financial award to pursue tertiary studies at Southeastern University.
Similarly, Eltavious, a Boost Academy 11 th grader, plans to add the sponsored funds to a two-year scholarship he was recently offered by Windsor School. Junior Achievement Bahamas has helped prepare both students for their next steps by training them in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. They are now equipped, and excited, to put these lessons into action and contribute to the betterment of society.
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Marketing Manager, Nikia Christie, had an opportunity to meet with the achievers to discuss their Junior Achievment experience and future aspirations. Mrs. Christie was very impressed with their plans and gave words of encouragement.
“We at CIBC FirstCaribbean are so proud of you and we’re happy to pour into your educational dreams and professional goals,” she said. The bank has supported Junior Achievement’s Most Distinguished Achiever scholarship and prize programme for several years. L to R: Ka’Neil Hamilton, 4th Place MDA Winner 2019-2020, Junior Achievement New Providence; Nikia Christie, CIBC First Caribbean Marketing Manager for The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands; Eltavious Johnson, 5th Place MDA Winner 2019-2020, Junior Achievement New Providence.