The first ever Babonneau Youth Excellence Awards was held last week Sunday at the Orchid Garden in (Babonneau), Union. The ceremony, organized by Saint Lucia’s Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Hon. Alvina Reynolds, highlighted the achievements of many of the community’s youth. The various areas recognized included arts and culture, sports and journalism.
A number of beaming parents were in attendance as well as dignitaries. The night started off smoothly and the audience listened attentively whilst the various accomplishments of the awardees were being listed. The various awardees that night included well-known sportswoman Levern Spencer and sportsman Albert Reynolds. The Parliamentary Representative for the community proudly addressed that audience that evening, stating that she is pleased with the youth’s achievements and feels that they should be rewarded in some way, as it is a form of encouragement for the youth.
The audience was later treated to musical entertainment and poetry, which they welcomed. The youth awards ceremony, which was engrossing though out, will be held again next year, according to Hon. Reynolds.
Photos By: Germain Anthony