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 newly opened vocational school awarded seven scholarships to persons taking up sewing classes at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) on October 28. North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, was on hand for the brief ceremony as he noted that one of his main desires was to see BTVI …
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Altidor and McDonald Jean-Louis stopped by for a visit over the holidays with Ishmael “Stretch” Morley at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Dec. 18. Kevin, who attended Abaco Central High School (ACH), and went on to graduate from C C Sweeting Senior High School in 2009, is currently in his final semester at Roane State Community College in Tennessee. He has plans to transfer to a four-year college sometime next year.
On August 8, Whelma Colebrook of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a press release to acknowledge eight of the students who had qualified for scholarship because of their performance in track & field. Only four of them- Shane Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride from Moore’s Island and …
Two young Abaconians- Kevin Altidor and Kingley Cajuste- who went to junior college on a basketball scholarship three years ago, have managed to keep their academic and sports performance to earn another scholarship to continue their studies in the United States.