River Andrews, a student of Island Academy, received the top award of the Halo Christmas Card competition 2017, at a brief ceremony recently held at Government House. Andrews was also named the overall winner of the competition at the first annual event in 2015.
President and Founder of the Halo Foundation, H.E. Lady Williams, thanked the students, parents and teachers for their participation. “This is the third consecutive year that Halo has been involved in supporting local art. We recognize that technology and science are tremendously important to our country’s development, but the youth of our nation also need to be encouraged to express their creativity and exercise their imagination. Art is beauty, and art is all around us. So it is equally as critical that we recognize and nurture any local artistic talent”.
The students were presented with cash prizes and art supplies by Their Excellencies Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams. Both the overall individual awardee and the winning school (Island Academy) were recipients of trophies.
Winners in the various categories were as follows:
7-9 years old category:
1st – Jeano Regelan, St. Nicholas Primary
2nd – Gabriella Mansoor, St. Nicholas Primary
3rd – Isabella Morcos, St. Nicholas Primary
10-12 years old category:
1st – Aoife Smith, St. Nicholas Primary
2nd – J’Nelle Belizaire, Christ the King High School
3rd – Cierra Royer, Island Academy
13-15 years old category:
1st – Renesha Gordon, Christ the King High School
2nd – Farah Richardson, Island Academy
3rd – Danae Joseph, Island Academy
16 – 18 years old category:
1st and overall winner: River Andrews, Island Academy
2nd – Laquanda Isaac, Island Academy
3rd – Jolie McDonald, Island Academy
Winners of the Halo Christmas Card Competition 2017 and their teachers and parents were greeted by Their Excellencies Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams at Government House.
T.E. Sir Rodney and Lady Williams with Mrs. Carol Gouldstone, Art Instructor at Island Academy and River Andrews, second-time overall winner of the Halo Christmas Card Competition