Adrianne Thomas of the Elmore Stoutt High School has been named the 2024 Junior Ambassador of Tourism, continuing the school’s winning streak in the prestigious competition.

Following in the footsteps of her schoolmate Naomi Onwufuju, who secured the title in 2023, Thomas’s victory underscores the Rams’ dominance in promoting tourism awareness and education among the youth.

The competition was intense, with Cary-Ann McKee of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division taking the runner-up position. Soccorria Telesford of the BVI Seventh Day Adventist School secured third place, rounding out a strong showing from students across the territory.

Thomas’s achievement as the Junior Ambassador of Tourism highlights her dedication, knowledge, and passion for promoting the British Virgin Islands as a prime tourist destination. Her win not only brings pride to the Elmore Stoutt High School, but it also sets a high standard for future participants in the programme.

Among her prizes, Thomas received a cell phone device from telecommunications provider CCT with a year of free service, and she will serve as the company’s newest Brand Ambassador.

The Junior Ambassador of Tourism programme aims to engage young people in the promotion and preservation of the BVI’s tourism industry, fostering a sense of responsibility and pride in the BVI. The initiative encourages students to become advocates for their communities, showcasing the beauty and cultural richness of the territory.

Her role will involve representing the BVI at various events and initiatives, both locally and internationally, to boost awareness and appreciation for the BVI’s unique offerings.

Thomas will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Onwufuju who created history last October by becoming the Regional Junior Ambassador of Tourism at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Youth Congress in the Turks and Caicos Islands.