This is a segment to honor and recognize outstanding Belizeans and their descendants for their accomplishment and contributions to life. As a proud Belizean, I believe it is imperative that we support and promote Belizeans both at home and abroad. You are an important part of our community. We hope we can inspire our children to reach for the stars.
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Previous “Spotlight of the Month” can be found in the archives.
Mrs. Delcy Banner Young
Mrs Delcy Young, née Banner, was born in
Lemonal Village and attended the St. Luke’s in that village. From an early age, it could be perceived that she was determined to excel. She did practice teaching in her early pre-teen years and was appointed as a teacher when she became a teenager. Anglican School
In 1974, she got married to Peter "Walla" Young, a police officer. The young married couple moved to
where they embarked on the journey of married life. Mrs Young started teaching at All Saints Anglican School soon after moving to Belize City . While there, she was successful in the required teachers’ examinations and because of her success, she was accepted into The Belize Teacher's College. Toward the end of her stint at Belize Teacher's College, her husband's job transferred him to Belize City , which forced her to start and end her internship at Libertad Roman Catholic School. After graduating from the Belize Teacher's College, she again moved to Libertad Village with her husband. In 1988, she applied for a space and was accepted at Belize City , where she is presently one of the administrative principals at that institution. Holy Redeemer School
During her career, she has received many awards and recognitions; she is also an appointed Justice of the Peace. In 2010, Mrs. Delcy Young was honored by the Belize City Council in recognition of 41 years of dedicated service to the people of
as a teacher. As a result, a street in Belize was given in her name. Belize City DELCY YOUNG STREET is located in the St. Martin De Porres area of . Belize City
Mrs. Young is extremely devoted to Schools and Church affairs. She has participated in many extracurricular activities at many Schools throughout the country of
. Mrs. Young is also a divine worshiper and follows the teachings of the Catholic Faith. She respects authority and has gained respect from those she has come in contact with throughout her extensive career. She will reach the retirement age in June 2011 where she will leave a profession she loves dearly. Not only will the teaching profession lose a valuable and inspirational member, but a wealth of experience and humble characteristics will be leaving the class room as well. Mrs. Young will be missed by administrators, managers, teaching colleagues, friends and students. She has done what was expected of her and has gone above and beyond in ensuring that the students that came in contact with her leave with the best education she could have provided them. Belize
Delcy is married to Peter Young, they have five children and three grand-children.
We, her family and friends, wish her a happy retirement.
By Peter Young