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Simon Tatum and Giselle Ebanks receive Thomson Leadership and Innovations scholarships for 2019

July 03,2019
Simon Tatum and Giselle

Congratulations to Simon Tatum and Giselle Ebanks who are the recipients of The Thomson Leadership and Innovation Award scholarships for 2019.

Twenty-four year-old Simon Tatum from Bodden Town will be attending Kent State University in Ohio in August 2019 to pursue a Post Graduate degree in Visual Arts with a concentration in Sculpture and Expanded Media. Mr. Tatum is a 2013 graduate of Triple C School and received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Studio Drawing and Art History from the University of Missouri in 2017.

Mr. Tatum is actively involved in the Cayman Islands art scene and has served as a teacher, guest instructor and assistant curator at a number of local camps, courses and exhibitions. This passion for the arts has led him to a number of countries in the Caribbean and Europe where he has both exhibited his work and completed curatorial work and residencies with galleries, museums and artists.

Eighteen year-old Giselle Ebanks from George Town will be attending Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom in September 2019 to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. Miss Ebanks graduated with Honours from St. Ignatius Catholic High School in 2017 with 10 GCSE passes and recently completed her A levels, also at St. Ignatius Catholic High School.

Giselle was involved with a number of activities which included a medical internship in the UK and volunteering in Peru. She has been active in the STEM and Junior Achievement programmes and she received the Proud of Them Government Award for Academics in 2016.

The Thomson Leadership and Innovation Award is a scholarship designed to recruit and support Caymanian students who are driven to improve the Cayman Islands in areas including, but not limited to, entrepreneurial studies, emerging technologies, design and creative arts and/or the sciences. The Award is funded by the Peter N. Thomson Foundation and is administered in association with Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC).

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