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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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Sandy Point youth enjoy organized weekend

The first Sandy Point Youth Weekend took place during the weekend of May 31 –June 2. According to one of the organizers, Valeria Lightbourne, this was a real community effort by people of the area wanting to provide positive activities for the children. “We were shocked at the number of supporters who turned out. The young people are obviously looking for things to do,” she stated.

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Defence Force Rangers Installation Ceremony held on Abaco

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers programme continued to exceed expectations in youth development when it officially installed some 55 students from five junior and senior high schools in Abaco into its youth programme on June 13.

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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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