SCHOOL NEWS, EVENTS & ACHIEVMENTS
February 14, 2015
SCHOOL NEWS, EVENTS & ACHIEVMENTS OF 2014
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.
Central Eleuthera def. NGM 10-3.
Spanish Wells def.North Andros 2-0
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.
Spanish Wells def. CV Bethel 10-6.
North Andros def.CR Walker 14-2
Inter-School Softball Meet: October 9-10th 2014, Millers Park, Long Island
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
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.
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 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
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!
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
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!
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."
Studentswho 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
"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
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
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Harvard University Offers Two Full Scholarships To Eligible Bahamians
North Long Island High STAR -ing In Eleuthera
Long Island School District's Annual Girls Symposium
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".