Jennelle McLaughlin Wins Award
At Elmslie Memorial United Church, Jennelle McLaughlin is known for her humility, conscientiousness, calm demeanour and willingness to assist others. Her life is replete with examples of service to the Cayman Islands through her involvement in various Christian ministries at her church including those of youth, music, Sunday school, dance and mentoring. Her participation in these ministries has been especially significant as a teacher in the church’s Friday night and Sunday school programmes. Jennelle plays a key role in planning and staging the Sunday school’s annual Christmas productions and quarterly Youth Sundays and is a role model to teenagers and pre-teens at Elmslie.
Jennelle became a member of the Cayman Islands Girls’ Brigade, an organisation known for its Christian outreach locally and internationally, when she was only four-years-old. A member of the George Town company for the past 20 years, she has travelled as far as Australia and Africa as part of a team representing the Cayman Islands Girls’ Brigade.
The George Town resident’s life of service has always been multi-faceted and another example of this is her membership of Key Club during high school. As a member, she took full advantage of the opportunities the organisation gave her to learn and exercise leadership. Key Club also prepared Jennelle for role as a peer mentor while at school.
A further outlet for her devotion to community service is Jennelle’s active involvement with Special Olympics in the Cayman Islands. Starting during her high school Key Club years, it is a cause she has rededicated her commitment to since returning from university in the United Kingdom.
While community service is central to Jennelle’s life, she has always balanced it with a strong need to advance academically. Before starting tertiary education at Bedford University in England, Jennelle graduated from Cayman Prep and High School with passes in nine subjects. She went on to consistently make her university’s honour roll and graduated with a second class upper division bachelor of sciences degree in accounting and finance with honours in 2015.
Jennelle is currently looking to pursue the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification to become a certified accountant while working full-time at Scotia Bank.
For further information contact: Elphina Jones