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Chiaje Rudo named Bermuda’s outstanding teen

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Top honour: Chiaje Rudo, a pupil of The Berkeley Institute, was crowned the overall winner at the 38th Annual Bermuda Outstanding Teen Awards, in addition to winning the female Academic Achievement category (Photograph supplied)

A pupil from The Berkeley Institute was crowned the overall winner of the 38th Annual Bermuda Outstanding Teen Awards.

Chiaje Rudo, who also won the female Academic Achievement category, took her prize at a “spectacular” ceremony Sunday that honoured 88 nominees from the island’s high schools.

The ceremony is held each year to recognise outstanding achievements of teenagers across 15 categories including the newly-introduced public speaking, Stem and entrepreneurship categories.

This year’s event not only honoured the winners of 2024 but also those from 2022.

Deshay Caines, the OTA committee chairwoman, said: “We are incredibly proud of all our nominees and winners.

“Their achievements, resilience and dedication are truly inspiring. It was an honour to bring the community together to celebrate these exceptional young individuals.”

She added: “The OTA has been a cornerstone of the Bermuda community for 37 years, playing a vital role in recognising and encouraging the achievements of our youth.

“The awards continue to inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, artists, athletes and innovators.

“The support from schools, families and the wider community has been instrumental in the success of this year's event.

“The turnout was a testament to the community's commitment to celebrating and supporting its young people.”

Rena Lalgie, the Governor, attended the event with other dignitaries and leaders of Teen Services.

Job well done: the winners of the 38th annual Bermuda Outstanding Teen Awards are shown with dignitaries (Photograph supplied)
2024 winners


Female: Moriah Bridgewater (The Berkeley Institute)

Male: Luke Foster (Warwick Academy)

Most Progress

Female: Ca’Mya Rose (Bermuda Institute)

Male: Dekada Gilbert (CedarBridge Academy)

Academic Achievement

Female: Chiaje Rudo (The Berkeley Institute)

Male: Benjamin Mello (Saltus Grammar School)


Female: Adriana Argent (Warwick Academy)

Male: Anijahé Santos Martin (Mount Saint Agnes)

Public Speaking

Eva O'Connor (Warwick Academy)


Female: Zéa Swainson (Bermuda Institute)

Male: Rickai Lightbourne (Bermuda Institute)

Community Service

Female: Leyla Ganal (Saltus Grammar School)

Male: Neriah Bean (Bermuda institute)

Spiritual Leadership

Female: Dominique Brown (CedarBridge Academy)

Male: Tajer Basden (CedarBridge Academy)

Visual Arts

Naomi Every (Somersfield Academy)


Female: Katherine Bean Rosario (Saltus Grammar School)

Male: Jordan Lightbourne (Bermuda Institute)

Performing Arts

Female: Satya Darrell (Somersfield Academy)

Male: Neriah Bean (Bermuda Institute)

Vocational Technical Arts

Paulo Aguiar (CedarBridge Academy)


Female: Imara Richardson (Warwick Academy)

Male: Shane Powell Hayward (Warwick Academy)

Special Recognition

Satya Darrell (Saltus Grammar School)

Outstanding Overall

Chiaje Rudo (The Berkeley Institute)

Job well done: nominees of the 38th annual Bermuda Outstanding Teen Awards pictured with dignitaries (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 28, 2024 at 7:56 am (Updated May 28, 2024 at 7:56 am)

Chiaje Rudo named Bermuda’s outstanding teen

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