SCHOOL NEWS, EVENTS & ACHIEVMENTS

February 14, 2015

SCHOOL NEWS, EVENTS & ACHIEVMENTS OF 2014

THE DEBATE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!  NGM MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL -vs- NORTH LONG ISLAND HIGH
MOOT: "BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE BAHAMAS SHOULD BE AMENDED TO REFLECT CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM WITH RESPECT TO EQUALITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN."

 The district debate kicks off at 10 am on November 3th at the Oasis Centre in McKanns. We wish all the students well.

 

 

Bahamas Softball Federation’s 2013 Austin Knowles National High School Softball Tournament

ROUND ROBIN- BOYS DIVISION:

NGM def. Government High 9-0; North Andros def. CR Walker 7-2; Central Eleuthera def. CR Walker 8-1; Spanish Wells def. Preston Albury 9-2; Kingsway Academy def. Prince Williams 5-3; Spanish Wells def. Government High 6-0; North Andros def. CW Saunders 7-1; NGM def. CV Bethel 9-3; Spanish Wells def. CV Bethel 8-0; Preston Albury def. NGM 13-3; Kingsway Academy won over CR Walker 6-6 on less errors; CW Saunders def. Prince Williams 3-2; Preston Albury def. RM Bailey 10-5; North Andros def. Prince Williams 4-2; CV Bethel def. Government High 10-0; NGM def. RM Bailey 9-3; CR Walker def. CW Saunders 40-2; Central Eleuthera def. Kingsway Academy 8-2; CV Bethel def. Preston Albury 20-15; Spanish Wells def. RM Bailey 6-0; North Andros def. Central Eleuthera 5-4; CR Walker def. Prince Williams by default; CW Saunders def. Kingsway Academy 17-5; Preston Albury def. Government High 6-3; Central Eleuthera def. CW Saunders 5-2; Government High def. RM Bailey 5-4; North Andros def. Kingsway Academy 11-4; Spanish Wells def. NGM 4-3; Central Eleurthera def. Prince Williams 3-1; Central Eleuthera def. CW Saunders 5-2.

SUDDEN DEATH ROUND:                                                                                                            NGM def. Preston Albury 11-2.  

Playoffs: Spanish Wells def. Central Eleuthera 2-0; North Andros def. NGM 12-2.

Bronze medal

Central Eleuthera def. NGM 10-3.

Gold medal

Spanish Wells def.North Andros 2-0

GIRLS DIVISION:

CV Bethel def. Spanish Wells 11-1; North Andros def. Spanish Wells 12-4; CR Walker def. CV Bethel 9-5; North Andros def. RM Bailey 10-5; CR Walker def. Spanish Wells 11-10; North Andros def. CV Bethel 10-7; Spanish Wells def. Queen’s College 9-6; North Andros def. CR Walker 10-1; CR Walker def. Queen’s College 11-7’; CV Bethel def. Queen’s College 7-2.

Playoffs:CR Walker def. CV Bethel 13-11; North Andros def. Spanish Wells 7-4.

Bronze medal

Spanish Wells def. CV Bethel 10-6.

Gold medal

North Andros def.CR Walker 14-2

Inter-School Softball Meet: October 9-10th 2014, Millers Park, Long Island

Softball Game Pic by: Dian Knowles. Winners:Morrisville Primary Softball team with principal, Mrs. Suzan Cartwright

Inter School Softball Meet

 

 

Morrisville Primary swept away the competition over the weekend during the inter school softball meet, swinging into victory and having officially earned the bragging rights as the Champions.

The little primary school from south, or better known as "south end", came up against the giants of central and north Long Island's primary schools; Lower Deadman's Cay Primary, Mangrove Bush Primary, Glinton's Primary and Simms Primary, who all did their best, but the south rose again and defeated them one by one.

Congratulations to all the students and the game is on again next year. may the best team win!

Congratulations to Morrisville Primary, team members, students, teachers, parents and princial, Mrs. Suzan Cartwright on a well deserved victory!

 

On the senior and junior level legendary rivals, the N.G.M. Major Wildcats and The Stars of N.L.I.H. (North Long Island High), played ball with the Wildcats leading a home run to victory in all divisions.

 

The Girls Teams:  NGM Major High - 11 points

                             North Long Island High - 7 points

 

Senior Boys:  NGM Major High - 19 points                             

North Long Island High - 1 point

 

 

Junior Boys:  NGM Major High -12 points                             

North Long Island High - 5  points

 

Primary School Division:

 

Morrisville Primary: 16 points

Simms Primary: 6 points

 

All the action took place at Millers Park, October 9th and 10th, 2014. The action will continue next year same time, same place.

NORTH LONG ISLAND HIGH: BASKETBALL FINALS & FIELD TRIP INAGUA STYLE

 

NLIH visited the island of Inagua this past week where the senior boys and girls competed in the basketball finals against Inagua's high school. Once again the STARS shined as they captured the victory in the heated basketball championships.

All though basketball was the major highlight of this trip, the senior students made this field trip worth while taking in the Inagua style of things. Students visited the world famous Morton Salt company and salt fields, toured the town, made time to celebrate Palm Sunday at Wesley Methodist Church and participated in the fun game of paint balling.

Congratulations once again to the North Long Island High Stars on a job well done!

MANGROVE BUSH PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE SPEECH CHAMPIONS

 

The Science Speech Champions, These primary school students brought home the victory for Long Island after participating in  the science speech competiotion held in Nassau, New Providence.

Pictured here with their parents after the big win, the winners were also greeted at Deadman's Cay airport with music, by their family, friends, supporters and parade in honour of their achievments.

 

 

The 17th Annual National Bahamas Spelling Bee

The 17th Annual National Bahamas Spelling Bee contestants along with their coaches paid a visit to Government House. On, March 20th 2014, the 2014 contestants received words of wisdom from His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Arthur Foulkes, during their educational tour at Government House on March 20, 2014. 

The student representing Long Island's N.G.M. Major High School, is Miss India Wells.

Spelling Bee Contestants 2014 Spelling Bee Contestants, India Wells pictured - Back Row, third right

 

 

Once Again, Long Island Students Bring Home The Victory!

March 12th marked the day the national competition began between the Young Chefs of The Bahamas. Junior and Senior students from throughout the islands travelled to Nassau to battle and face the heat in the kitchen.

Hosted by The Ministry of Education, the 22nd Annual Young Chef Culinary Competition, are sponsored by, Mahatma Rice and Robinhood Flour. These recipes of food delight, prepared by the students of this competition in culinary art, are implemented in the sponsors test kitchens.

North Long Island High's young chef, Shondria Gibson, brought home the win for the senior division; she was coached by Ms. Frue.

N.G.M. Major High's young chef, Selva Hudson, he was coached by Ms. Joseph. Selva won the junior division.

It is another proud moment, for parents, coaches, schools and students.

Congratulations Selva and Shondria and keep on cooking up the victories!

MEET THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2014 BAHAMAS PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARDS

Meet the students of Long Island's primary schools who have been nominated to receive awards at the 2014 BAHAMAS PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS.

Each primary school through out The Bahamas, has nominated a student for their excellence in academics, to represent their school at the prestigious awards ceremony.

The students pictured below are:

         Alyssa Dean of Morrisville Primary School 

         Isaac Fox of Lower Deadmans Cay Primary School


         Corban Rahming of Glintons Primary School


         Myra Burrows of Mangrove Bush Primary School


         Jacob Bailly of Simms Primary School

We wish all of the students the best of luck and to stay constant on their road to excellence.

 

 

 

The INTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES held at Millers Park.

Long time rivals in basketball NGM Major High WILDCATS and  NLIH - North Long Island STARS, went up against each other, along with the juniors from primary schools, Lower Deadmans Cay and Simms.  

 NLIH won  Boy's Senior Divison

 NLIH won Girl's Senior Division

 LDC won Junior Division

 Congratulations to all the students who won and also those who participated. 

 Photos courtesy of NLIH PTA

Selva Hudson Selva Hudson, NGM Major High School, Winner, District Level Young Chef Champion

Congratulations to Selva Hudson, student chef winner of The Young Chef Competition at NGM Major High. He will be competing against North Long Island High's student chef in the near future.

Selva will move on to New Providence for the championships if he wins against NLIH later in the month. He is positive, confident and optimistic about winning the championship rounds too. 

We wish him the best of luck. 
CONGRATULATIONS SELVA! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND CHEF IT UP!

NLIH student Gerogia Seedbalack NLIH student Gerogia Seedbalack, Outstanding BJC's Award

Congratulations to Miss Georgia Seedbalack of NLIH- North Long Island High, on her outstanding BJC's results. She is pictured below receiving her award of excellence at the National BJC awards ceremony held in Nassau, New Providence.

SPELLING BEE NEWS:

CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Indira Wells, of NGM Major High School, on winning the District Spelling Bee! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Lil Miss Yasmine Lockhart, of Lower Deadman's Cay Primary School, on winning the District Spelling Bee's grades 4th - 5th grade division.

Keep up the good work and P-E-R-S-E-V-E-R-E!

N.G.M. MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE BATTLES

N.G.M. Major High School once again outshines the rest, even the likes of St. Andrews!  The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology’s National Debate took place on January 17th, 2014 at Aquinas College, in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.


Congratulations to N.G.M. Major High School’s Debate Team, who participated in The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology’s; Bahamas National Debate District Level and Bahamas National Debate Series.


Participants and winners were; Nina Knowles, Cecelia Cartwright, and Shanthè McHardy. It was a job well done by the students and their mentors, teachers and parents, who encourage these youngsters to excel and persevere. 

Nina Knowles - Best Speaker Award- NGM MAJOR HIGH DEBATE TEAM

Nominees For The 2014 Primary School Student of the Year Award

Student of The Year Myra Burrows, 2014 Primary Scool Student of The Year Nominee/Photo: Vaughn Scriven of Vaughn Scriven Photography

Miss Myra Alysandra Burrows, 11 years old, is the daughter of Mr. Miguel Burrows and Mrs. Monica Burrows. Myra has excelled in her academics at Mangrove Bush Primary School, which has landed her a nomination for The 2014 Primary School Student of the Year Award.

 

Myra is in the Sixth grade and is the Head Girl at Mangrove Bush Primary School, located at Mangrove Bush, Long Island. Mrs. Carla Rodgers, Principal of Mangrove Bush Primary and her class teacher Mrs. Rosemary Burrows, along with her parents, have helped and encouraged Myra to strive for excellence which has paid off with this nomination of the highest achievement at the primary school level.

 

Maintaining for 5 years in a row, through grades 1-5, she has accomplished the top rank in her school by staying on the Principal’s List. Myra through hard work and perseverance obtained the highest G.P.A. in “upper” primary school, in grade four. Myra also participated in the district’s spelling bee and won third place for grades four and five.

 

We are reminded that encouraging our children, to excel through hard work, perseverance pays off with high achievements, greatness is possible, with the help of dedicated parents and teachers.

 

Well done Myra Burrows! We wish continued success on your bright future! Good luck and congratulations on your nomination for The 2014 Primary School Student of the Year Award!

Isaac Fox Isaac D.Fox, 2014 Nominee/Photo: Vaughn Scriven of Vaughn Scriven Photography

Young master, Isaac Dustin Fox, 11 years old, has been making waves of success these past few years and excels in everything he sets his mind to. He is the son of Captain Marty Fox and Natasha Albury-Fox.  Isaac, a sixth grader, is the Head Boy at Lower Deadmans' Cay Primary School in Deadmans Cay, Long Island. His outstanding academic performance has landed him the nomination for one of the highest awards in academics; The 2014 Primary School Student of the Year Award.


Along with his dedication, hard work and motivation by his parents, his Principal; Mrs. Lucy Adderley and Teacher; Mrs. Sasha Fox, Isaac has excelled in his academics and extracurricular activities.


Isaac has participated in the 2012 Spanish Spelling Bee and won the 2013 Spanish Spelling Bee competition. He exercises his love of sports as a member of the Track, Softball and Basketball teams since he started primary school and has went on to participate in the Andre Rogers Softball Nationals.


He also has a knack for boats, sailing in the junior division, for the past three years of The Annual Long Island Regatta. He has competed in the last two Optimist National Sailing Championships, held in Eleuthera; Governor’s Harbour and Harbour Island. Isaac won 1st Place last year, in the Opti-National and is a member of MKJSC - (Mack Knowles Junior Sailing Club) of Long Island.


We wish Isaac Dustin Fox, the most success in his future educational endeavors and congratulate him on his nomination for The 2014 Primary School Student of the Year Award. Keep up the good work!

"They Who Reach The Top, Must First Climb The Hill... PERSEVERE" - Phil Stubbs

FNM MP Mrs. Loretta Butler-Turner Rewards Students For Their Outstanding Academics

Long Island’s FNM Representative, Mrs. Loretta Butler-Turner congratulates and awards students for their outstanding academic achievements. Mrs. Butler released this public statement:

 "It is my pleasure to congratulate and encourage all of the students of Long Island for consistently maintaining the high academic standards for which our Island is recognized. Commendations must go to the dedicated teachers, parents and support staff.

I shall be presenting the four Outstanding Achievers for the 2012/2013 academic year with personal laptop computers next week." 
Students
who will be receiving brand new HP Laptop Computers are:

NGM High School; Dana Knowles and Sheqkenah Turnquest
NLI High School; Georga Seebalack and Anita Knowles"

The outstanding primary school students were rewarded with art kits. 

Mrs. Butler congratulated all the achievers on a job well done.

APPLICATIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLICATION PROCESS

"The Bahamian UWC experience is open to any Bahamian student with ability, regardless of race, color, sex or religion. It is truly universal and uniting." - Christophe Cartwright, Pearson United World College (1996-1998)

 Students are selected in open competition.

Full and partial scholarships are provided to students attending the UWC Colleges. Full scholarships cover tuition, room and board.

 

Read more at: http://www.bahamas-uwc.org/application.html

 

Apply here at http://www.bahamas-uwc.org/pdf/UWC%20Application%20Form%202013.pdf

Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Life is all about making choices. At any stage along the way, you may find yourself asking: Am I headed in the right direction? What would I really enjoy doing? What do I want to do next?

The six-week summer Career Discovery program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) welcomes people—from recent high school and college graduates to seasoned professionals—who are grappling with questions like these. And not just people considering a career in design or planning, but people with a broad spectrum of interests and remarkably diverse plans and goals. What they have in common is the drive and desire to seek the answers to those questions.

Participants in our program commit themselves fully to a path of intensive studio work, lectures, workshops, and field trips. Deeply immersed in a culture that is both challenging and rewarding, they experience what education and work are like in the design and planning professions. They emerge—many of them exhilarated—with a more profound understanding of the possibilities ahead and the choices they will make.

The online application deadlines are as follows: 
For international applicants: on or before April 1, 2014
For all other applicants: on or before April 30, 2014

Read More at 

http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/career-discovery/index.html

 

Harvard University Offers Two Full Scholarships To Eligible Bahamians

Scholarship Harvard University

SPECIFIC GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT THE HARVARD GSD

Exuma Fund - Scholarships for Bahamian Students to Study at the GSD

In 2014, two full scholarships (tuition and stipend) will be offered for Bahamian students to study in a degree program at Harvard Graduate School of Design. A particularly appropriate program would be the Master of Design Studies (M.Des.S.) which has concentrations in areas such as “Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology,” “Risk and Resilience,” and “Energy and Environments.” The scholarships, however, are available for all programs at the GSD including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design as well as the doctoral programs. To be considered for a scholarship, students must first be admitted to a GSD degree program and demonstrate Bahamian citizenship and residency. Applications for degree programs are due in December 2013/January 2014 for admission in Fall 2014. Check the GSD website for more information on programs, admissions requirements, and procedures: www.gsd.harvard.edu.

North Long Island High STAR -ing In Eleuthera

Long Island High Basketball North Long Island High Stars Basketball Team/ Picture Credit:NLIH PTA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The " STARS" of North Long Island High, travelled to Eleuthera where they participated in the 2013 WALTER BETHEL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT inter-school competition. 

Long Island High North Long Island High Stars Team/ Picture Credit:NLIH PTA
NLIH Star Team Member Coach Crean and NLIH STAR Team member/ Photo Credit: NLIH PTA

Long Island School District's Annual Girls Symposium

Annual Girls Symposium Annual Girls Symposium, Long Island

The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture along with The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, hosted the Annual Long Island District, "Girls Symposium". 

Young ladies from all schools attended the evenet held at The Community Centre in Clarence Town. It was a day filled with enlightment, learning, comradery and fun.

Speakers, like Mrs. Bridgette Lightbourn spoke on "Etiquette for Teens", Ms. Styles enlightened the young ladies about "Knowing Your Worth" and Mrs. Swing educated the girls on "Adolescence". 

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