Photos: 2012 Annual Outstanding Teen Awards

March 26, 2012

Teen Services held their 29th Annual Bermuda Outstanding Teen Awards Saturday [Mar.24] at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel.

The Harborview Ballroom was filled with anticipation as 104 nominees were joined by dignitaries, family and friends to hear the winners of the night.

The evening was hosted by funny man Nadanja Bailey with awards being presented in ten different categories as well as the overall Outstanding Teen 2012.

Before the presentations, Deputy Premier Derrick Burgess gave some opening remarks, then all 104 nominees were announced and called to the stage to receive a gift.

Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith was on hand and addressed the crowd offering her congratulations as well.

The award winners were:

  • Community Service: Willis Steede of The Berkeley Institute and Kyla Sinclair of Mount Saint Agnes Academy
  • Academic Achievement: Daniel Pell and Hannah Gibbons both of Saltus Grammar School
  • Leadership: Willis Steede of The Berkeley Institute and Leanna Hall of CedarBridge Academy
  • Sports: Khaivon Castro Of CedarBridge Academy and Akeila Richardson of CedarBridge Academy
  • Perseverance: Matthew Correia of Saltus Grammar School and Tabia Butterfield of The Berkeley Institute
  • Most Progress: Chiamo Knight of CedarBridge Academy and Tabia Butterfield of The Berkeley Institute
  • Spiritual Leadership: Trae Trott of The Berkeley Institute and Sheneve Campbell of CedarBridge Academy
  • Visual Arts: Miles Dill of Warwick Academy and Grace Edwards of Mount Saint Agnes Academy
  • Performing Arts: Jordan Renfro of The Berkeley Institute and DeAzha Chambers of CedarBridge Academy
  • Vocational Technical/Arts: Bakari Simons of The Berkeley Institute
  • Outstanding Overall: Akeila Richardson of CedarBridge Academy

CedarBridge Academy principal, Kalmar Richards, said today “We are extremely pleased with the accomplishments of our students and notably proud of Akeila Richardson for also winning the Outstanding Teen Award 2012, a first for CedarBridge Academy.”

“Also, this is the first year that we had two students win the male and female awards for one category and this year also marks our highest number of awardees. Well done to our nominees and winners! Our students are BIG TIME!”

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  1. Somebody's Momma says:

    It was wonderful to be there and see such a great group of young people with so many star qualities. The 104 nominees should all feel proud.

    I am especially proud of Akeila for her outstanding qualities. Young people with parental support will do well. Of course, Cedarbridge contributes to her success as well.

    Special mention to my students from The Berkeley Institute as well.

    Congrats to all!

    • Hmmmm says:

      Great job to all those there, keep up the good work.

  2. Kennette Burgess says:

    Congrats to all of these students! A job well done. Special shout outs to all my Berkeleyites – Respice Finem.

    We must continue to invest in our youth.

  3. 30 Days says:

    Thank you TEEN SERVICES, thank you teens, teachers, parents, mentors and all of those people that helped influence these outstanding kids. Our future does not look so gloomy after all! The future seems bright. I thought things were going downhill, but now I’m thinking that I have been drawn to the negative and dramatic stories. We need more stories like this one. Positive stories, without any drama or politics.

  4. Proud mom says:

    I just want to say I agree. It was a great evening and to actually be there to see how many youths with so much quality, the achievement the effort that they put in. Their are not enough words to describe how impressed and how blown away I was to see so many youths that was actually recognized in the hard work they do. Young people keep up the good work, reach for your goals you will make it. Remember it’s all up to you to make that decision.

    To Teen Services, great job with the fabulous work you do for our youth.
    Thank you so much!

  5. Cobrina says:

    What a wonderful evening, full of proud moments. We have to give more support and focus to teens who are doing positive things. I have always believed that public school students are not recognized for their accomplishments. That night proved that it is up to them. The support is there. I am personally so very proud of Akeila and all teens who are making a difference!

  6. Bermudadude says:

    Check Teneika!!

  7. Winnie says:

    Congrats to you all, keep on doing positive things in our community. I concur 30Days stories like these we do need, they are out there just that they don’t sell papers or boost ratings. Once again congrats and big ups to all positive youths.

  8. S. L. says:

    Well done to all the amazing teens, you are a wonderful example of the success that can occur within a generation when the right support is given and positive morals instilled.

    Special shout out to my CBA students! As a alum of the Class of 2003 and former Miss CedarBridge Academy I am extremely proud of each of you!

    Students of Excellence, keep up the good work :)