ASAJ's Diver and Artistic Swimmer receive Prime Minster's Youth Awards for Sport

On Saturday evening last, November 30, 2019 the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards Ceremony was held on the lawns of Jamaica House, 1 Devon Road, Kingston 10.
There were 150 applicants in 12 categories namely: -
  1. Academics
  2. Agriculture
  3. Arts and Culture
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Environmental Protection
  6. Innovation in Science and Technology
  7. International Achievement
  8. Journalism
  9. Leadership
  10. Sports
  11. Youth Development
  12. Nation Building
Of the 150 applicants, a total of 86 young persons were short-listed and interviewed by the Selection Committee chaired by Rhys Campbell.
Sagicor and JNBS offered scholarships in the sum of $100,000.00 each to several of the candidates and among the scholarship awardees was young      Nyouka Baugh, a National Artistic Swimmer from the Island Aquatics Synchro Club in Portland.    
The following Short-Listed Nominees in the Category of Sports received awards: 
  •  Nyouka Baugh -    Artistic Swimming
  • Jody  Brown      -   Women's Football
  • Kailya Cheese  -  Caribbean Darts Youth Champion
  • Yona Knight-Wisdom  -  Diving
  • Shauna-Kay Hines   -  Taekwondo
  • Tajay Able  --  Deaf Sports Footballer
  • Joshua Christie   -  Youngest National Chess Master
The Keynote Address was given by the Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, O.N., M.P. and short addresses were also given by the Minister of Education, the Hon. Karl Samuda and The Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Alando Terrelonge. 
In attendance on behalf of the ASAJ were the V. P. for Artistic Swimming, Maureen Smith, and Carol Cuffley who received the Award on behalf of Yona Knight-Wisdom at his request.
A copy of the Awards Programme is in the ASAJ Office for Reference and general information.