On March 18, 2017 the Interact Clubs of St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights, joined by their advisors and members of the Rotary Club, took part in a joint service project to clean and restore Owanta’s Pond in Marsh Harbour.
RYLA is a leadership development programme run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics.
Students from Forest Heights Academy visited the United Nations (UN) in New York in September along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell, as a part of the reward for winning the Model United Nations (MUN) debate on climate change in April this year.
The Interact Club of Forest Heights, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abaco, made a donation to the Ranfurly Homes for Children. The Club donated a grand total of twenty eight Kindle Fires for the orphans.
A small, but accomplished, group of Forest Heights Academy students graduated on June 15, 2016. During an emotional ceremony the fifteen graduates, which included Valedictorian Hannah Strachan and Salutatorian, Isabella Albury, received sound advice from their Principal, James Richard, their Homeroom teacher Shane Cash, and an FHA alumnus Bradley Albury - who was the keynote speaker.
Forest Heights Academy’s Twenty Fifth Year Anniversary Celebration – Falcon Fest - was held during the evening of April 2. It was a fun and jolly affair that brought together alumni, teachers (past and present) and many parents and family members of attending students.
The Ministry of Tourism held its Annual Junior Minister Speech Competition at the Office of the Prime Minister Conference Room on April 8.
Interact clubs complete service projects that foster goodwill and understanding both in the community, the surrounding area, on a national level and on an international level. On the island of Abaco two Interact Clubs (Forest Heights Academy and St Francis De Sale try to follow Rotary's motto which is, "Service Above Self."
A District Speech Competition was held for students of grades 10-12 at Court #1 at the Bahamas Government Complex on Oct. 16. Students from Abaco Central High School (ACH), St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, Long Bay School, S.C. Bootle High School and Forest Heights Academy (FHA) participated.
The Governor General’s Youth Award, formerly known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, aims to develop team building skills, self-confidence, valuable life skills and a connection to a broader society for students all over the Bahamas. There are different divisions within the GGYA program: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each has its own requirements that must be met in order for a member to be placed in the appropriate rank.