By Vanessa C Smith
ROBERT M Hutchins, an educational philosopher once said, “the object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”
Rev Stephen Smith and the Ebenezer family in Exuma expressed pride in their young church members who have embraced the opportunity to soar to academic heights.
During the recent third annual District Awards Ceremony under the theme, “A Celebration of Excellence In Education”, some of the young people of Ebenezer Union Baptist Church received awards. In attendance was the Minster of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald.
Leann Ariel Davis, the daughter of the Arlington (deceased) and Nurse Valencia Davis, received the Principal’s Award for her stellar academic performance for the year 2015-2016. She is a third grade student of Moss Town Primary School and enjoys singing, dancing, swimming, playing the saxophone and is a proud Pixie Brownie.
Thalia Smith, the daughter of Urban and Thelma Smith, received an Excellence Award for maintaining an above 3.5 GPA. She is a sixth grade student at Stuart Manor Primary School and plays the keyboard. Miracle Armbrister, the daughter of Cornell and Patrice Armbrister, received an Excellence Award for maintaining an above 3.5 GPA. She is a third grade student at Roker’s Point Primary School.
Meanwhile Ervin Smith, son of Urban and Thalia Smith, received an award for his exceptional GLAT exam results obtaining five A’s and one B.
Special mention is was also made of Leann Davis, Terrino Morley Jr and Thalia Smith for performing well in the recent Exuma District’s Spelling Bee Competition.
“The youth of Ebenezer are trailblazers and exemplify the love of Christ in their lives,” the church said.
Rev Stephen Smith and Youth President Jackie Curry congratulated the young people for a job well done.