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Cayman: Clifton Hunter Graduate Micah Leon Named 2023/2024 Government High School Scholar

Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS) graduate Micah Leon has been named the 2023/2024 Government High School Scholar. The Ministry of Education (MoE) recognised her achievements at a reception at the Grand Old House on Wednesday evening attended by several high-ranking government officials, family and CHHS staff.

Established in 2022, the Government High School Scholar Programme supports outstanding Caymanian graduates pursuing tertiary education. It provides scholarships of up to CI $100,000.00 annually to a maximum of two qualifying students. Micah met all the criteria, impressing the selection committee with thirteen Level 2 external exams passed with Grade 1, A, or distinction, and four with Grade 2.

Micah’s accomplishments extend beyond the classroom. She is a member of the National Netball and Under-18 Rugby teams, a member of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps, and a skilled gymnast. Additionally, she has garnered numerous awards for her talents as a steel pannist and pianist.

Premier and Education Minister, the Honourable Juliana O’Connor-Connolly congratulated Micah, underscoring the vast potential in public schools. The Premier remarked, “Micah’s accomplishments are a fine example of the excellence that we have in our schools and the investment in the tripartite relationship between parent, student and teachers.”

Ms. O’Connor-Connolly also encouraged Micah to continue striving for excellence and expressed optimism about her future role in shaping a bright and prosperous Cayman Islands.

Micah, accepted to study at Brown University in the United States, plans to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Grateful for the support of her family and teachers, she stated, “This scholarship serves as a reminder of the collective efforts and commitment to service that has brought me to this point. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that will come. As I embark on this journey, I realise that serving others is not just a responsibility but a source of fulfilment and positive change.” 

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