PRESS RELEASE (February 12, 2021): The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, is pleased to congratulate Karajayah Forbes-Schlagenhauf on being named the newly appointed Head Boy of St. Leonards School, an independent, coeducational boarding and day school in St. Andrew’s, Scotland. Karajayah is notably recognized as the first Bahamian and first student of color to serve as Head Boy in the school’s 144-year history.
Karajayah is a two-time Youth Parliamentarian and the 2019 National Youth Award winner for Leadership and the 2019 Director’s Cup Award Recipient, who currently serves as the Most Distinguished Youth Ambassador for the Kingdor National Parkinson’s Foundation here in The Bahamas. Karajayah’s journey as a youth leader is characterized by an affinity for serving others and being a model for youth of the inner city community in which he was raised. He has forged a unique path for himself, with the help of mentors, who have afforded him the necessary guidance, encouragement and opportunities needed to excel beyond the barriers of what many may call humble beginnings. We note that before his educational pursuits abroad, Karajayah achieved many remarkable honors and awards, locally.
We wish Karajayah every success in his responsibilities in this vital student leadership role. We also take this opportunity to encourage all young Bahamians to view Karajayah’s achievement as an inspiration to become global citizens and to courageously take opportunities to serve as ambassadors for their country, both locally and internationally. In today’s ever-changing world, it is important that the accomplishments of our youth extend beyond our soil.
On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, and by extension the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, we extend congratulations and very best wishes to Karajayah Forbes-Schlagenhauf on this noteworthy and historic accomplishment and look forward to his continued successes. May God’s bountiful blessings be upon him.
PR: Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
February 12, 2021
Nassau, The Bahamas