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Graduating Class of Success Training College Attends Church in Treasure Cay

The graduating class of Success Training College attended their graduation church service at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay on Sunday November 11, at 11 a.m. The students have been engaged in a rigorous educational program for the past three years and are now weeks from receiving their reward – an Associates Degree.

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An evening of fire at Forest Heights Academy

Fire was the theme of the evening on November 2 at Forest Heights Academy. The annual event celebrating Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 was again enacted at Forest Heights Academy. Following the traditional English celebration of the gunpowder plot, fire crackers, bon fire, fireworks and six “guys” ready to be burnt were set in the far field at the edge of the high school lawn. The event was held three days ahead of time, but at a more convenient date as it fell on a Friday.

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Angels Academy hosts school fair

On November 3 Angels Academy, a private kindergarten and elementary school in Marsh Harbour, held their annual school fair. Students, teachers, family and friends stopped by the campus on Front Street to enjoy lunch, games, prizes and treats. The weather held out beautifully as the children played and parents talked about upcoming events.

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Youth Explosion held at Zion Baptist Cathedral

The youth of Zion Baptist Cathedral were on display Friday, September 21. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening was set aside as the Youth Explosion. The theme for the event was “An Excellent Spirit.”

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After Shock program resumes in Cherokee

The CMI-After Shock program for teenagers resumed its meetings on Thursday evenings at The Old Schoolhouse in Cherokee on September 13. Headed up by Andy and Sheri Lowe of YelloW Wood, they were also joined by Dana Lowe, as their head Counselor, Chairman Saunders, Peggy Albury and Lee Pinder who helped with the cooking.

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Educators Attend Back to School Service and Symposium

Hundreds of teachers gathered at New Vision Ministries for the Back to School Service and Symposium under the theme: “Excellence for all…Yes we say so!” The service began at 10 a.m. as teachers and educators anxiously awaited the proclamation for the school year by the superintendent and guest speaker. Dr. Lenora Black brought the welcome and stated the purpose for the service. Dr. Black began by saying that even though challenges have been faced, the success of the district has been many. These successes serve as an indication of what is possible when all put their collective geniuses together. She welcomed the new and returning educators back for an excellent school year. She introduced the new administrators to the district as well as the newly promoted ones.

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Commonwealth Bank donates to Central Abaco Primary

On Monday September 3, Assistant Manager, Mr. Johnson, and Sharon Dorsette, Senior Credit Officer, visited Central Abaco Primary School during the morning hours at which time they donated four boxes of books and several dozen pencils to the school Guidance Department.

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Eighteen to Graduate from Success Training College this November

The second graduation ceremony for Success Training College’s Abaco Campus is scheduled for November 17, 2012. Under the theme: “Soaring beyond the challenges towards a brighter future,” eighteen students are expected to graduate and they have predicted that their graduation will be bigger and better than the first one. A meeting with the graduating class was held at Abaco Central High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 8. Shyrnal Williams and Cleveland Dawkins are the class graduation coordinators. Ms. Williams gave an update on all of the activities leading up to graduation day.

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Horizons Academy has new location and big plans for the future

Horizons Academy has started its second year as a private school. Owner, Simmone Mullings, stated that they had a great first year but it was very challenging. However, she knows that this is a venture that she needs to take as she is fulfilling a need for students who otherwise would not succeed at getting an education. She stated that her school has small classes which are excellent for students who have difficulty thriving in a regular school setting. Additionally, her school gives one-on-one instruction which some parents just prefer for their children. To aid this, they have moved to a new location in Dundas Town to the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church building.

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Lovely Reckley helps children in need

Lovely Reckley has been donating free lunch to many Abaco schools for several years now but this year was the first time that she sought assistance from the public to provide uniform and shoes for students of Central Abaco Primary School. She began making preparations for this new venture from when the summer break began. Ms. Reckley could be seen at Maxwell’s Store frequently which allowed her to collect over $400 for uniforms and $200 for shoes. The uniform assistance was set up at Just Ruth’s but later moved to His and Hers Jeans in the Abaco Shopping Plaza. The Shoe Credit was set up at Sports World in Marsh Harbour.

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