10-year old Katalyna Fagan received the 2023 Guiding Light Award during a brief presentation ceremony with Their Excellencies, Sir Rodney and Lady Williams at Government House on Monday.
The Grade 4 student of Grace Christian Academy was selected for the honour by the Girl Guides Association, on account of her commitment to community service and her willingness to assist – – including packaging food parcels during Covid-19, as well as for hurricane relief. Her drive for looking after shut-ins and the homeless is well documented.
In addition to excelling in academic and humanitarian endeavours, Katalyna is also a dancer, a musician and a stilt walker. She is described as having a “polite, humble and caring spirit” with a “loving and giving personality”.
Katalyna was the Guiding Light Brownie Section Awardee in 2022. The Guiding Light Award is bestowed by Their Excellencies each year, upon a deserving Girl Guide and Scout Association member.
1. L-R: Anthony Fagan, Tancia Fagan (parents of recipient); H.E. Sir Rodney Williams; Katalyna Fagan; H.E. Lady Williams; Susan Sharp – Outgoing Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides Association; and Suzette Spencer-Burton – Incoming Chief Commissioner.
2. His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams and Katalyna Fagan.
3. Her Excellency Lady Williams and Katalyna Fagan.