Iraq Thomas, who was adjudged as the top sports personality for 2018 was one of 17 young people who was recognised for their contributions to nation building with awards when the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs held its National Youth Awards Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of- Spain on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas, a cricketer smashed the fastest T20 century when he reached the feat in just 21 balls. The ceremony also celebrated young people, their dedication to service and their commitment to excellence marked 23 years since it was first introduced.
Awards were given to young people for excelling in the following categories: Youth Leadership and Advocacy; Student Leadership; Education; Youth Activism; Entrepreneurship; Personal Triumph; Youth Mentor-ship; Most Improved Youth Group; Most Outstanding Youth Group; Most Effective Youth Program; Arts and Culture; Health and Wellness; Agriculture; Media; and Sport.
Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe who is a product of T&T's youth movement remarked, 'As we celebrate today, we want to remind all our young people in T&T that the power of the youth is never to be underestimated'.
PICTURES: DARREN RAMPERSAD
2018 HONOUR ROLL
Agriculture - Jevaughn Arnold
Arts & Culture - Gerard Balfour
Education - Safiya James
Entrepreneurship - Jhoel Skeete
Health & Wellness - Ronique Thomas
Sport - Iraq Thomas
Leadership & Advocacy - Rheanna Moore
Personal Triumph (18-29 yrs) - Zalisia Guy
Personal Triumph (12-17 yrs) - Sherisse Latchman
Student Leadership (12-17 yrs) - Akiba Cooper
Student Leadership (18-29 yrs) - Darrion Narine
Youth Activism - Nikoli Edwards
Media -Kendell Peters
Youth Mentor (30 yrs & over) - Charlene Samaroo
Most Improved Youth Group - Sixth Formers Association
Most Outstanding Youth Group - The 2 Cents Movement
Most Effective Youth Project - The 2 Cents Movement
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