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Ryerson University Students Assist at Every Child Counts School

This year marks the sixth year that students from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada have been assisting at the Every Child Counts School. Nine students have been working at the school for the entire month of May.

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Rotary Donates to Whale Camp

The Camp typically includes exposing students to all aspects of marine mammal science, such as scientific data collection, acoustic monitoring of a local population of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and photo-identification.

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ECC Students Secure Medals at Special Olympics Bocce Nationals in Eleuthera

The students enjoyed two days of spirited competition with singles matches and an opening ceremony launching the event on April 28 followed by team competitions and doubles matches on April 29.

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Island Investigators Conduct Garbage Index Survey and Grade Abaco Communities

Through Island Investigators, the students investigate environmental issues on a small scale that affect or concern them as young people. In the past, they have also investigated mangrove disease, planted corals on reef balls, and investigated snails destroying reef in Sandy Point.

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Standing Room Only for ECC Performance in Treasure Cay

Every Child Counts students gave a performance at the Treasure Cay Community Center during the evening of March 22. They were accompanied to the venue by class-mates, teachers and parents and well-supported by the many spectators who attended, not only residents of Treasure Cay but also people from other parts of Abaco.

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Pilot Club of Abaco Donates Lunches to Every Child Counts

Pilot Club of Abaco members visited Every Child Counts (ECC) on March 31. While there, the members distributed 30 meals to the staff and students of ECC as part of their month-long activities in observance of Brain-Related Disorders Month.

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BOSF Recognizes Outstanding Students

The 13th Annual Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation (BOSF) Awards Ceremony was held at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gym on March 16. The theme was: “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize.”

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Junior Minister Speech Competition Gives Youth Perspective on Cultural Heritage

The Ministry of Tourism held its Annual Abaco Junior Minister Speech Competition at the Bahamas Government Complex on March 15, 2017.

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RBDF Rangers Hike Proves “Mind of Matter”

The Annual Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Hike commenced on March 2. The participants hiked a distance of 16.5 miles from the Department of Public Treasury office at Tall Pines Plaza to Snake Cay eventually ending at Camp Abaco.

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Patrick Davis Provides Gift of Music to Students

The Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival has come and gone, and many great memories were made along the way. There were so many great performances during the week-long festival dedicated to the craft of songwriting, but the most important moments might not have even happened on stage at all. This year for the first time, Patrick Davis along with some of his talented friends gave back to the community by hosting an educational songwriting workshop for some lucky Abaco school children.

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