Campbell Wins Miami School Contest

December 9, 2011

Culinary student Michiko Campbell isn’t flying the flag for Bermuda at his Florida university — instead, he’s flying his kite. And getting lots of attention for doing so.

The 22-year-old aspiring Bermudian chef, who is entering his last year at Johnson and Wales University [JWU] in North Miami, took part in the campus’ World Celebrations Day last week.

Mr. Campbell made a seven-foot kite decorated with pictures of fellow international students at JWU and images of Bermuda — one in 3D. His entry won first place in the competition involving overseas students representing their respective countries and he received a cash prize for his effort.

Both the dean and president of JWU stopped by Mr. Campbell’s kite display and were so fascinated they both said they wanted to visit Bermuda.

Mr. Campbell handed out lots of Bermuda-related souvenirs including maps, pens, pencils, pins, bracelets, and mini-flags he collected from the Department of Tourism when he was on the island last month and he also received some items from the Bermuda Tourism branch in New York which were sent to him once he returned to Miami.

He will receive his bachelor’s degree in culinary arts in May 2012.

Earlier this year, spending his first Good Friday away from home, Mr. Campbell introduced the Bermuda kite-flying tradition to his college. He made two six-foot kites and flew them on the campus, fascinating fellow students and the faculty.

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  1. Uncle Mark says:

    Way to go nephew. U never cease to amaze.

  2. Anthony Outerbridge says:

    Congratulations Mr. Campbell on winning this award and well done indeed. You are very creative and I am sure you will take this creativity with you in your future career. Your good efforts demonstrate the impact a person can have on others. We often want to do things as a group but there is power within each one of us to make a positive difference in this world.

  3. Sherelle Simons says:

    He is truly something special as I tell him all the time. Creative, determined, ambitious. Such a postive role model for any young man to follow. He will leave his mark at Johnson and Wales University for ever. He is always ready to do positive and encouraging things. Keep up the good work Chiko! I love you.

  4. Organic Bermudian says:

    Congratulations Mr Campbell Thank you for reminding people of aspects of OUR CULTURE!!! All the BEST on your degree! Seasons Greetings!

  5. Karla says:

    Congrats!! Michiko, Thank you for the Bermudian recognition & spirit. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and will be awaiting to taste your foods when you own that new store here on the Island (I hope). “Chiko Style”

  6. Proud to be Bermudian says:

    Well done! Congrats Me Campbell.

    Nice to read a positive story and positive comments!

    Thank You Bernews for sharing this.

  7. Aunt Carol R says:

    Congratulations Chiko!! Continue to do Bermuda and your family proud and show the world that not only are you a great chef, but a man of many talents.

  8. Bermudian2DBone says:

    Keep up the excellent work Michiko!! And best wishes on your graduation in May!

  9. Bermuda is truely another world.... says:

    Congrats Mr. Campbell! Thank you for being who you are, please don’t change. Your love of Bermy shows and makes us all proud!

  10. 32n64w says:

    Congratulations! Great job Mr. Campbell!

  11. Proud Aunt Shanai:) says:

    You Go Boy!!! I am very proud of you! You continue to out do yourself with everything you touch!

    Thank you for being who you are!

  12. Debbie Smith says:

    Well Done Michiko. You are definitely a great representative and ambassador for Bermuda. This is one of the best unintentional tourism promotions ever. Congratulations and keep up the great work. Bless up.

  13. Patricia says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Campbell. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration.
    Bermuda Tourism Advertising Campaign $millions
    Mr. Campbell’s Prizewinning entry – Priceless

  14. Patricia Lee says:

    A kite maker, a soup maker, an achiever, your are doing a fantastic job Machico, I’m glad you my nephew.

  15. Wayne says:

    To my son a job well done. You are doing great things for yourself and all here in Bermuda are seeing it. My son you have done yourself proud. Seeing you now for what you are doing has made me really proud of you. No words can say how I really feel. My son I loved you with all my heart. The sky is the limit for you.

  16. AUNT Lottie says:

    My Darling you have out done yourself again Much love keep up the good work for yourself and our Little island .LOVE YOU Aunt Lottie congrats again don’t let nothing stand in your way.AUNT LOTTIE.