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Back-to-Back Junior Minister of Tourism Winners for Abaco and Forest Heights

The Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition was held at SuperClubs Breezes this month. The winner, who competed with students representing islands across The Bahamas, was Denardo McDonald of Grade 11, Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour. This is the second winner of the prestigious, national competition to hail from …

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School Performances Highlighted During 2019 National Arts Festival

The 60th E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications took place from April 8-11 on the island of Abaco, beginning with Crossing Rocks Primary School on the first day. The students of Crossing Rocks Primary contributed outstanding performances in the categories of visual arts, choral verse speaking and choir. According …

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Bahamas Primary School Students of the Year Pay Courtesy Call to Office of the Prime Minister

Abaco students who were chosen to represent Abaco at the Nation’s annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year (SOTY) ceremonies in Nassau paid a courtesy call on the Office of the Prime Minister on April 12. Thirteen students from primary schools across Abaco were chosen based on their academics …

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Blue Lagoon and Project B.E.A.C.H. Teach Conservation to Students

Blue Lagoon Island visited schools across Abaco teaching the importance of conservation and preventing marine debris during a week of distance learning provided by Project B.E.A.C.H. (Bahamas Education Association for Cetacean Health), their non-profit affiliate. Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor, and Destaney Cox, Education Coordinator, hosted Marine Assembly Programs at Agape …

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Chamber, Education and Partners Spearhead Career and Technical Education Month

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Department of Education’s Abaco District, in partnership with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Starfish Construction, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort and Baker’s Bay Golf Resort, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical …

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Abaco Agricultural Co-Op Cooperates to Construct Coop with High School

Augustine Williams, President of the Abaco Agricultural Co-op, said that the co-op is in the process of starting a program to help Patrick J Bethel High School with its agricultural curriculum. The present agriculture teacher at PJB, Sweavon Smith, would like to add a chicken coop to his present endeavor …

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Forest Heights Students Excel Nationally

At the National Education Awards in Nassau on February a large number of Abaco students were honored for excellent grades on their BJC’s and BGCSE’s with Forest Heights Academy (FHA) having ten students honored for having five A’s or above. In what may be one of the best ever BJC …

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Anonymous Donor Makes Donation to Crossing Rocks Primary School

Last week, the students of Crossing Rocks Primary School were the recipients of a generous donation of school supplies from an anonymous donor. Needless to say, everyone at the school was grateful for the donation, which included new backpacks for the students as well. “May God continue to bless them …

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Abaco to be Represented at 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi

Abaco’s own LaTonya Moss will be representing her island and country at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the sport of Bocce. She said she was pretty shocked and so excited “I couldn’t breathe” when she was told she would be going …

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New Facility for Head Start Academy

By Nicole Fair Thanks to the foresight of Sir Alford and Lady Eva Houstoun-Boswall, Head Start Academy in Treasure Cay has a newly refurbished facility with spacious classrooms and bathrooms; an impressive foyer and front office; and a large kitchen with long dining table where the children eat together family-style …

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