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GGYA’s Bronze Completion presented to twenty six students

On the evening of June 4, twenty six students from three local schools- SC Bootle, Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy- were awarded their Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) Bronze Completion.

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Pathfinders awards eleven

On June 24, Pathfinders, the local scholarship organization, held its award recognition ceremony. Bringing remarks at the event were Leazona Richard, Jo-Ann Bradley and Michael Albury. This year eleven students received scholarships from the organization to further their education in this country and abroad. Students must maintain an average Grade Point Average of 2.5 or risk losing the scholarship.

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Derek Lee Regatta showcases young talent

The Hope Town Junior Sailing program ends every May with the prestigious Derek Lee Regatta. This was first awarded in the 1960s and many local grew up racing in it. Since the Optimist training program started at the Hope Town Sailing Club this regatta has been held for the past seven years with great success.

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Sixteen sail in Roscoe Thompson Regatta

The yearly showdown between four teams of junior sailors raised funds to help send competitors off to the National Championships. The Roscoe Thompson Regatta was held on May 18 off the north end of Elbow Cay. Sixteen children participated in events that included team racing, tug-of-war, bowline tying and an aquatic triathlon. The champion team will have their names placed on the coveted trophy for posterity.

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FRIENDS welcomes new education officer

Friends of the Environment welcomed Education Officer – Cassandra Abraham – as their newest staff member on May 1. Originally from Grand Cay, Cassandra expressed her love for the environment particularly the marine environment while on Green Turtle Cay during the Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 3.

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Creative Studio Boutique holds dance recital

Stacey Bethel-Adderley, Director of the Creative Studio Boutique, and twenty of her young dance students presented their first annual recital on May 25at 11 a.m. The recital was the result of a year’s dedication and hard work by the students and volunteers and what a delightfully happy hour it was for all of the proud family members and friends of the little performers.

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Camp Abaco to start in July

School will soon be out, summer fun will begin and young people will need some wholesome activities to occupy their time. Camp Abaco is ready, once again, to welcome young people to its great, Christ-centred youth experience. Camp Abaco is situated in a safe and secure environment three miles south of Marsh Harbour, amidst beautiful natural and tranquil surroundings with a private beach. Its amenities include a large cafeteria, chapel on the hill, separate dormitories for boys and girls, basketball /volleyball courts and playing field for games such as softball and soccer. A new addition for this year includes a large outdoor movie screen for ‘Movie night Under the Stars’.

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S. C. Bootle students attend National Agriculture Expo in Nassau

Under the theme: "Progressing Towards Food Security," the 4th Bahamas National Agricultural, Agri-Business and Marine Resources held their Annual Expo at the Gladstone Road Agricultural Center from March 7 to 9.

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Seniors ace annual Math and Science Competition

Within a week of the Junior Math and Science Competition being held, it was soon time for the senior high school students to showcase their academic skills for their competition on March 21.

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Junior Math and Science Competition fosters competitiveness among students

The Dept. of Education’s Junior Math and Science Competition welcomed candidates from Forest Heights Academy; St. Francis de Sales; Agape Christian University; Abaco Central High School; and S.C. Bootle High School to St. Andrews Methodist Hall on March 15.

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