Ashli Welcome attended Cayman Prep and High School where she consistently received high academic achievement awards. She graduated from that school in 2012 and was recognised as Student of the Year, winning the Ernst and Young Award for excellence. She obtained the highest external examinations results of her IGCSE/O Level graduating class with passes in 12 subjects taken earning eight A*, three As and one B.
Ashli received the highest external examination passes among the Cayman Prep and High School students a second time obtaining five A Level passes at grades A*, A, A, B and B in 2014.
During her time at Cayman Prep and High School (CPHS) she was the president of the CPHS Key Club, a member of both the Student Council and the debate team, and assisted with the Rotary reading programme. She tutored in the afterschool programme and was recognised with the School’s Community Service Award. Ashli has completed the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards and was chosen as the head girl at CPHS.
In the summer of 2015 Ashli served as team leader at both the Webster Memorial United Church's and Elmslie Memorial United Church's Vacation Bible Schools, leading groups of children from four to eight years old. She also undertook work experience at the Cayman Islands Agricultural Department, Island Veterinary Services and with the Department of Environment’s turtle nesting programme.
In January 2016, as in previous years, Ashli volunteered her time to raise money at the Webster Memorial United Church Annual Garden Party, putting on activities for the young attendees. Ashli also regularly participates in other church activities such as serving as a liturgist.
Ashli is passionate about working with animals. In September 2014 she received the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) scholarship and a Cayman Islands Government Education Council scholarship to pursue a 5 ½ year degree in veterinary medicine at University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest (formerly Svent Istvan University), Hungary. Ashli is currently enrolled in her fourth year of studies and continues to achieve academic success.
She enjoys reading, interacting with animals and visiting the Cayman Islands Humane Society on her breaks from university.