Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 27, 2013 (SKNIS): Tishanna Hazel will represent St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2013 Young Women’s International Leadership Summit slated for June 11 to 16 in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America.
The annual summit is organized by ‘iLive2Lead’ – a non-profit organization which develops “the next generation of international women leaders through intensive leadership and skill training, meetings with inspirational role models and the ongoing support of a mentor and peer network.”
Ms. Hazel, 19, told SKNIS that she was honoured to be selected to participate in the conference for females 16-22 years.
“I felt surprised at first and ecstatic,” she stated. “I feel honoured to be given such an opportunity to go to Washington D.C. [and interact with] leaders and officials from across the world and … to have such extensive training in leadership so that I can pass it on when I get back.”
Tishanna was selected by officials at the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis based in the U.S. Capital. Her name was chosen from a list of the past 25 Most Remarkable Teen awardees provided by the Federal Department of Youth Empowerment. She received the award in 2011 for Citizenship and in 2012 earned the Federal State Scholarship with seven Grade 1 passes in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).
Ambassador Her Excellency Jacinth Henry-Martin explained that Ms. Hazel is an excellent candidate to attend the summit.
“Tishanna’s academic record, her moral and spiritual rectitude, and her persevering spirit mark her as one destined for continued upward mobility as she strives to reach the goals she has set herself,” the Ambassador stressed.
As the charge of the Embassy, Ms. Hazel will join the ranks of young leaders who will benefit from this golden opportunity for personal development and the building of relationships with equally remarkable young, female trail blazers. During her visit, Ms. Hazel will also attend a reception at the U.S. Congress and the State Department, and meet Ambassadors and other diplomats who are serving in the U.S. Capital.
Upon her return she is expected to share the information with peers.
“… we have to develop a community service project and execute it when I get back here so I’m hoping to learn all that I can,” Tishanna revealed. “… I would encourage other students … to continue to work hard, … respect themselves and probably they too can have [similar] opportunities.”