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Bahamian Teenager Reo Gay Wins Silver Knight Award in U.S.


MIAMI, FL - Reo Gay, a Bahamian student from Western High School in Davie, Florida, achieved a significant milestone by winning the prestigious Silver Knight Award in the Digital & Interactive Media category.


The award was presented during the Miami Herald & el Nuevo Herald's 66th Silver Knight Award Ceremony held on Wednesday night at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami.

The Silver Knight Awards are a high honor, often referred to as the "Oscar" for students, recognizing the best and brightest students in South Florida for their exemplary work both in academics and community service.


The list of previous winners includes notable figures such as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, NFL Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Gay stood out among 554 nominees due to his remarkable contributions to the digital landscape of South Florida businesses. His efforts include building websites, designing billboards, and creating social media accounts that reach millions of consumers.


Remarkably, Gay provides these services free of charge, often working on these projects during his classes.


His dedication to both his studies and community service is reflected in his impressive weighted GPA of 5.2 and his advanced placement classes.


The 17-year-old's journey into digital media began as a personal experiment, which quickly evolved into a substantial contribution to local businesses.


Gay's achievements extend beyond the Silver Knight Award; he is also a recipient of the Rotary Club of Weston's award and the Outstanding Leadership Award for BRACE Cadet and club officer.


Looking ahead, Reo Gay plans to pursue a tertiary education at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he aims to continue his passion for digital media and community service.

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