The Jr. Minister of Tourism Competition was held on Abaco March 19 at the Office of the Prime Minister in the Government Complex. The topic students had to present their speeches on was “Diversifying the Tourism Product.” Eight students competed representing five high schools: St. Francis de Sales, Agape Christian School, Forest Heights Academy, Long Bay School and SC Bootle.
The Rotary Club of Abaco hosted the Annual Hugh Cottis Speech Competition on February 11. It was held at the Anglican Parish Hall. The competition was split into three divisions: Primary, Junior and Senior. Twelve students competed in total.
Having won the Abaco District's segment of the National Insurance Board's 40th Anniversary National Speech competition, Berthony McDermott of S. C. Bootle High School travelled to Nassau with his coach, Nadira Kawalram, to compete with schools from around the country in the finals at the National level.
On March 6, the Abaco Tourist Office held its Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition in the Office of The Prime Minister’s Conference Room. Dushinka Darville introduced the six high school students, who presented their speeches on the topic: “The Impact of our Culture on Tourism.”
A student of Forest Heights Academy (FHA), Jonnajah Boodle, placed first in the senior category of the Rotary Club of Abaco’s Speech Competition. Her victory allowed the Trophy to return to FHA from the previous year’s winners - SC Bootle High School. FHA held the trophy two years ago.