An Open Letter from Michael Albury, President of Abaco Pathfinders Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Students, and especially our supporters. While some of you may have heard already, it has come time to publicly announce the closure of Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Organisation. For more than a decade Pathfinders has been Abaco’s …
The Committee responsible for the Pink Rose Ball presented a donation of $3000 to the medical expenses of Al Moss Jr. who has undergone treatment for cancer. The Pink Rose Ball Committee also presented a check, in memory of Jack Albury, to Pathfinders for $1000 to be used to assist with a students tuition. Left to right: Wynsome Ferguson, Melinda Pinder, AJ Moss Jr., Ruth Saunders, Brenda Sawyer and Theresa Albury.
A Wine and Art Festival was presented by Abaco Pathfinders on May 30 from noon to 8 PM at curly tails. This was a wine tasting event with a chance to purchase fine wine by the bottle or the case while enjoying an art and craft show featuring Abaco's top artists and artisans. A silent auction was also held and light classical music provided an enjoyable background to the event.
In a life filled with adversity, God was always in control. For the past year I have faced several obstacles that served to hinder my pursuit of a higher education. The journey has been difficult, but God has never led me astray; I believe that He indeed has a plan for my life. His favour has manifested in my life in the form of a collegial scholarship granted by Abaco Pathfinders.
Abaco Pathfinders was formed in 2001 and has generously awarded many Bahamian youths with a college education. Abaco Pathfinders‘ goal is to provide funds to enable deserving students from Abaco to continue their education after high school.
On June 25, eight students gathered at New Vision ministries to be recognized. The students, new high school grads and some who have been out of school a while, had received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. After months of interviews, fund raisers and planning it was finally time to “have fun,” according to Pathfinder’s Michael Albury.
The Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra presented its Symphony by the Sea concert at Abaco Inn in Hope Town on March 15 and Abaco Beach Resort’s Marquee on March 16.
It is with great pleasure that the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra will be performing on the island of Abaco in aid of the Pathfinders Scholarship Fund. The concerts will be held on March 15 at 7.30 p.m. under the stars at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay and on March 16 at 2.30 p.m. in the Pavilion of the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.
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.
Abaco Pathfinders held an auction event on March 22 at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay on March 22. The event, which was well attended by second-home owners, aimed to raise funds for the scholarship foundation. Ten students were selected this year by the committee, each with their own struggles which they have overcome and each excelling to a level that demands recognition. Without the Pathfinders’ scholarship it is unlikely that either of the ten would be able to attend college.