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School mourns loss

On May 24, 16 year old Giovani Knowles, a student at Abaco Central High School, lost control of the car he was driving. The crash was fatal.

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Abaco students win scholarships at Student of the Year Ceremony

Six Grade 6 students from Abaco schools won a total of $12,000 in high school scholarship money at the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation's annual awards ceremony in Nassau recently. Every primary school in the Bahamas is invited to enter their top Grade 6 student in this competition each year. Students must not only excel in grade point average but leadership, church activities, community service, sports and extracurricular activities as well.

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Ryerson University students assist at ECC

This year will mark the fourth year that students from Ryerson University in Canada have assisted at Every Child Counts School. This project is beneficial to both the University and the school since the Ryerson students gain valuable experience and the children and teachers at ECC benefit from some excellent assistance.

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Agape donates to Volunteer Fire Department

Agape Christian School presented Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) with two cheques on May 19 from fundraisers held at the school.

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SC Bootle takes top prize in Visual Exhibit

S. C. Bootle High School took home the top prize in this year’s Ministry of Education National Arts & Crafts Visual Exhibition, which was held at the Mall of Marathon in Nassau in March.

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The world premiere of “Every Child Counts” documentary to be held in Nassau

Every Child Counts, a pioneering special needs school in Abaco which refuses to leave any child behind, has become the subject of an international documentary.

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Fox Town Primary pays courtesy call to Governor General

His Excellency the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes welcomes Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from Fox Town Primary School

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Hope Town School Wine & Cheese event raises funds

Hope Town School held a wine & cheese fundraiser on April 17. A focus of the fundraiser was the book the schoolchildren wrote and illustrated: “Up Cycles to School.” A great crowd turned out to the Hope Town Harbour Lodge to enjoy an evening browsing auction items, interacting with the students and socializing over a glass of wine.

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Luau supports Man-O-War swimmers

On April 12 Friends of the Man-O-War Swimmers held a luau cookout at the home of Dr. Leo & Charlotte Landhuis in Man-O-War. Guests at the event were treated to a Hawaiian themed afternoon complete with hula skirts and leis on the beach. Food was served and fresh coconut milk was on hand to wash it down. The event was organized to raise money for the swimmers and the swimming program on Man-O-War.

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Pathfinders raises scholarship funds at Symphony Concert

The Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra presented its Symphony by the Sea concert at Abaco Inn in Hope Town on March 15 and Abaco Beach Resort’s Marquee on March 16.

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