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Career Fair Highlights CTE Month Activities

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Abaco Education District Office in collaboration with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month during the month of February. The effort highlighted and brought together major stakeholders in education and business, providing opportunities for all students and the general public in the technical-vocational arena.

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Chalk Art Festival Raises Funds for Rotary Youth Projects

On Jan 28 the Rotary Club of Abaco held its annual Chalk Art Festival. The Chalk Art Festival is one of the Club’s major fundraisers geared towards its youth programs which include supporting the island’s two Interact Clubs at St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights Academy.

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Pathfinders Comes to an End After Over 150 Scholarships

An Open Letter from Michael Albury, President of Abaco Pathfinders Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Students, and especially our supporters. While some of you may have heard already, it has come time to publicly announce the closure of Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Organisation. For more than a decade Pathfinders has been Abaco’s …

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Enactus Startup 242 Social Enterprise Competitions Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

The first in a series of’ Enactus Startup 242’ Social Enterprise competitions held in partnership with St. Mary’s University took place at Agape Christian School on Dec. 8. Two additional competitions were scheduled for Forest Heights Academy (FHA) and Abaco Central High School (ACH).

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Abaco Club Awards Scholarships to Students

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay’s General Manager, Casey Counseller, along with Cameel McDonald, Executive Assistant, recently distributed backpacks and school supplies to 7th grade students on the island of Abaco including Moore’s Island.

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Rotarians Hold Career Fair at SC Bootle

On October 31 the Rotary Club of Abaco held their annual Career Fair Day at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. Hurricane Matthew postponed the original date but several Rotarians were able to make it despite the rescheduled date. Rotarians Valerie Dean, Desmond Bootle and Bradley Albury were joined …

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Schools Participate in Coastal Cleanup

On October 28, 2016, Abaco Central High School and St. Francis de Sales participated in the International Coastal Clean Up at Coconut Tree Bay. The group was able to collect thrity bags of trash in only one hour. Trash collection was donated by Desmond Swain. The Coastal Cleanup was organized …

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FHA Hosts Successful Guy-O-Ween

Forest Heights Academy held a very successful post-Halloween trunk-or-treat event on Friday, November 4. This year, the school combined the concept of trunk-or-treat (establishing a central location for children to trick or treat out of the backs of cars) with Guy Fawkes (typically celebrated November 5.) Guy-O-Ween, as the event …

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Green Turtle Guy Fawkes Ceremony Raises Funds for School

There will not be an Island Root Heritage Festival in 2017 because of elections, so the Guy Fawkes commemoration usually overseen by the Island Root Heritage Festival Committee, took place together with a fundraising event to benefit Amy Roberts Primary School. As the two committees joined forces, they produced an …

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Judo Gives to Interact’s Hurricane Fund

The Abaco Judo Club made a donation to Forest Heights Academy’s Interact Club to assist in relief efforts for persons affected by Hurricane Matthew which impacted the Bahamas in early October.

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