By Demion McTair. Updated 4:07 p.m., Saturday, 25 April 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
Kingston, Jamaica (ONE NEWS SVG) – Vincentian student at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, Kanille Brudy, was elected to serve as president of the college’s student council.
In an election on Friday (April 24), which took place online, Brudy secured 140 votes.
Results announced by the student body stated that 237 ballots were counted in the election, but 53 of them were void, leaving 184 ballots to be officially counted.
Brudy ran unopposed, but voting still had to be done for the position.
Brudy’s 140 votes was the second highest number of legitimate votes received by any candidate in the elections, with Javian Kiffin who ran for the Scarlett Hall of Residence Representative position topping the score only by one vote at 141.
Twelve (12) positions were contested in the elections, including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and, Public Relations Officer.
AN ECSTATIC FEELING!
“I’m esctatic! “Brudy told One News SVG on Saturday (April 25), in an exclusive interview.
“I’m feeling… too much to put into words. I am happy, I am scared, I am honored. I am… I’m just feeling a lot right now. It’s still processing. It’s like I keep hearing or seeing the news over and over again because it hasn’t sunk in as yet”- Mr. Brudy said.
“Ever since I was a child the Edna Manley College has always been my dream. Like If you know me as a child growing up from primary school, high school, I told all my friends, I told all my lecturers I am going to be a student of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. That’s all I wanted and I made up my mind that I would have done anything to get here” – Mr. Brudy added.
Brudy said that as a creative, he is always looking for news ways to to develop himself and others.
“When I got here, I always knew that I wanted to be part of the change that makes Edna Manley College better for all the students and when I first got here, that was always my vision. I always said I wanted to be the next president of the Edna Manley College.
I said it to the president at the time in my first year, who is Ms Nadia Browne and she said to me go for it Ken. You’re very charismatic and you’re very passionate and that would take you very far and she believed in me and she helped me a long the way” – Mr. Brudy said.
Ken said he took time to understand the college and each individual schools on the campus and the students and their needs.
“I took the time to understand these things, putting strategies and things into place. So, when I’m here, I know what I’m working for and who I’m working for and why I am doing” – Brudy said.
Brudy served before as International Students Representative.
Brudy said “I carry my country with pride and dignity” and ensures that he always puts St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the map.
“One things that has always remained a constant thread in my life is growth. I find myself always growing and I would say I am very adoptable because I am able to grow and thrive and blossom in an ever-changing economy, world, space, and I think St. Vincent and the Grenadines prepared me for that” – he said.
Brudy expressed thanks to everyone in St. Vincent who has helped him. He also thanked his campaign team, including Ms Quacia Skeen, the Marketing Manager, May Abdul, his Campaign Manager and Rebecca Samaroo, his campaign’s Secretary and Accountant .