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Agape expected to rank among nation’s top four basketball teams

Coach Wayde Adderley and the senior boys basketball team from Agape Christian School attended the 38th Annual Catholic High Christmas Invitational Tournament in Grand Bahama on Dec. 12-15. Agape lost by two points against Eight Mile Rock High School in the championship game.

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Eagles continue their success in the Eleuthera at Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament

The Agape Christian School Eagles came back from the Eleuthera Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament with a first and third place. Four of their players made the “All Tournament Team” and Coach Wayde Adderley was recognized as “Coach of the Tournament”.

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Kamala Boyz Roofing donates for children’s gifts

On December 7 Renaldo Gardiner made a courtesy call on the North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry. Mr. Gardiner’s company, Kamala Boyz Roofing, made a donation of $2,000 to go towards toys for underprivileged children on Abaco.

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Local cadets participate in survival exercise

A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of December 1 to participate in a survival training exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether seventy four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of Defense Force Officers who had come from Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation.

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Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation Workshop

Eric Cork, the energetic founder of Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation, visited Abaco for the second time in four years. He provided a mesmerizing workshop experience for primary and high schools students.

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Destiny Seymour placed first in spelling bee

Destiny Seymour, an eighth grade student at Abaco Central High School, won the first place in a spelling Bee Contest that was held on November 2 at St Andrew Methodist Church, in Dundas Town. Twelve students from five local high schools - Abaco Central High School, St Francis de Sales Catholic School, SC Bootle High School, Horizon Academy and Moore’s Island All Age- entered the contest.

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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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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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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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