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Angels Academy hosted their first graduation ever

June 13, 2013, was a very special day for the staff and students of Angel’s Academy. The school was founded in 2006 and so this was the occasion of its very first Graduation ceremony which was held in the Bible Truth Hall. Four students graduated, three from Grade 6 and one from Kindergarten. The three Grade 6 graduates were Hannah Parotti, Tanner Cartwright and Charles Pinder while Jayce Bonell graduated from Kindergarten.

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Abaco Central High School prepares for a new school year

Six new teachers and a new Vice-Principal, Shirley Krezel, will bring new blood and energy to Abaco Central High School for the year 2013-14, but Ricardo Ferguson is still at the helm, committed to lead the ship with new concepts and a firm hand. The Principal’s goals for the new school year are to continue improving the academic performance by increasing the strides made last year as well as to provide more support in vocational areas. Two new subjects are being introduced for the time being in that field: carpentry and pastry baking.

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Friends of the Environment hosts Summer 2013 Field Courses

A two- day session on Sea Cucumbers, Starfish and Urchins heralded a series of six exciting classroom and field research courses- two in June, two in July and two in August- offered by Friends of the Environment to older high school students. The Summer courses, which started on June 20, consisted of mornings classroom documentation on the proposed topic and was followed by afternoon field trips, most of them taking place as close to town as Eastern Shores and Great Cistern or as far as Cross Harbour, Long Beach, Casuarina Point and Snake Cay. Mangrove habitats and creeks were the favourite exploration areas.

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Ryerson students recall volunteering at ECC

This past May and June Professor Jean Golden of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, brought 19 senior university students to Every Child Counts School (ECC) in Marsh Harbour. The students assisted in the classrooms and developed educational materials and newsletters for ECC. Before returning to Canada, the students were asked to reflect on what they learned and contributed to ECC, their main memory of Abaco and what suggestions they would make to improve the education of children with special needs in Abaco.

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Flag Football League formed

With the view to create a hands on mentoring program for boys and girls the Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) was formed, spearheaded by Dr. Ron Archer, Senior Pastor of the Green Turtle Community Fellowship. The AYFA has grown to four areas with flag football teams in Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Man-O-War and Marsh Harbour.

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Creative Summer Arts Camp offered to three communities

The first Creative Summer Arts Camp was held on July 15-19 in Marsh Harbour at the Island Waves Cultural Centre; the second camp was offered to Treasure Cay from July 29 to Aug. 2 at Headstart Academy; and the final one took place from Aug.12-16 in Sandy Point at James A. Pinder Primary School. The camp was offered at no cost and was open to children between the ages of five to 12 years old.

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Local Youth awarded basketball scholarship at Young Harris College, in Georgia

In front of members of his family and coaches, in one of the classrooms of his former school, Abaco Central High School, Kevin Altidor signed the contract that will allow him to attend Young Harris College on a basketball scholarship. Kevin Altidor is a motivated young man who left Abaco in 2008 to attend CC Sweeting in Nassau for his last year of high school. He graduated in 2009.

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51 students graduated from Abaco Central High School

During a long, but exciting, ceremony held in front of a full audience, the graduates of Abaco Central High School, class of 2013, were recognized for their achievements during the school year.

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ECC graduates 13 with visit from Prime Minister

In the presence of the Right Hon. Perry Christie and accompanying dignitaries, thirteen students graduated from Every Child Counts. The Commencement Exercise took place in the morning of June 10 at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

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Graduates excited about maritime opportunities, industry

The 4th Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) Graduation Ceremony was held at the Spinnaker Restaurant on June 13. The 2013 Graduates were: Pedro Maycock of Forest Heights Academy; Johnson Auguste, Andrew Doute, and Oliver Forbes of S. C. Bootle High School; Mary Ann Fenelon, Nija Led, Yoba Wilson and Chester Davis of Abaco Central High School; and Devin Winder of Agape Christian High School.

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