[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Community Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM


Anna Albury of Hope Town School, Abaco defies the odds and captures the 2011 National Primary School Student of the Year
By Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation
May 25, 2011 - 11:14:44 AM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page

Anna-Albury.jpg
The Board of Directors of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation and the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council in conjunction with the Distinguished Panel of Judges are pleased to announce that an excellent scholar, a multi-talented child and a student who possesses a terrific outlook on everything in life has been selected as the 2011 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year. The 2011 Student of the Year is absolutely amazing Anna Albury, a 12 year old blind student at Hope Town Primary School, Hope Town, Abaco. Anna maintains an accumulative grade point average of 3.80. Anna handles her blindness as just another facet of her outstanding personality that makes up this charming little student. 

Mrs. Candace Key, Principal at Hope Town Primary School describes our 2011 Student of the Year as a “gifted young lady who has gained the respect of her classmates early on by demonstrating her disciplined manner during school and her pleasant demeanor on campus in student activities and relationships.” 

The fact that Anna is blind, encouraged her parents and school officials to be adamant that she be main-streamed and not sent to the School for the Blind. Anna has never been treated differently by her peers or teachers. She is enthusiastic, has an infectious sense of humour and has never allowed her handicap to hold her back. 

Anna was second runner-up in the Abaco District Spelling Bee competition in 2009; second place in the Rotary Club of Abaco Speech Competition; and Top Academic Achiever in Grades 4, 5, and 6. When Anna was eight years old, she competed for the first time in the annual Abaco Inter-school Swimming Competition. When she stepped to the edge of the pool, many whispered “that’s the blind girl! They are letting the blind girl swim!” When Anna jumped in

the pool, several hundred people started cheering her on. Even her parents had never seen her swim 25 meters. There wasn’t a dry eye “in the house”. What a testament to dedication against all odds. Anna continues to swim as a member of the Hope Town School Swim Team and her presence has given a whole new meaning to competition.

During the 2011 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Competition held on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Anna beat out 115 of the BEST and BRIGHTEST minds in the primary schools in The Bahamas to capture the top award. She was awarded a $6,000.00 scholarship donated by Bahamas Office and School Supplies (BOSS) and a new laptop computer donated by Jonathan and Michelle Ford. 

Anna who serves as Head Girl at Hope Town Primary, plays the piano, sings in the church, dances, and assists by visiting the elderly in the community. Anna is the daughter of George and Theresa Albury.


Bookmark and Share




© Copyright 2011 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Community
Latest Headlines
BTVI and US Embassy strengthening alliances
RBPF Nassau: 3 guns seized, 2 in custody - Man arrested for stolen vehicle - Drug arrest - 9 other arrests, 85 drivers cited
Murder suspect Anton Wright surrenders to police
Scotiabank partners with UB for its 2017 Everything Bahamian calendar
8 'Wanted for Murder' Posters Released by Nassau Police
Bahamas Red Cross Society Award Ceremony for Long-Supporting Businesses
Milo Butler backs Bahamas Red Cross and HeadKnowles Hurricane Matthew relief efforts
Humane Society of Grand Bahama arts & crafts show well supported
Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year
Honduran man dies after industrial accident in Abaco
Nassau: Man robbed at home on Key West St. - Armed robbery of white Nissan
Shooting suspects in custody after high-speed chase in Nassau
Hon. Fred Mitchell MP on the Passing of Rev. Wilbur Outten
BAMSI takes on Androsian - A Love Affair Renewed
Grand Bahama frearm arrest
RBPF Wanted: Alexander Michael Medon of Governors Harbour, Eleuthera
Two dead, one in hospital after three shootings in Nassau over the weekend
Nassau police seize 3 firearms, arrest 3 over 24-hour period
Armed robbery in Abaco on Don McKay Blvd
Humane Society of Grand Bahama presents "We Are All God's Creatures" - Jan 14th
Nassau police launch manhunt for murder & armed robberies suspects
Nassau police report shooting death off Kemp Road area
Scotiabank Sponsors Junior Baseball League of Nassau Team
Pedestrian struck and killed on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway
DEU drug bust in Nassau, 1 arrested
Nassau police seize firearm - 2 men in custody for drug possession
Shooting victim dies in hospital - Man shot dead in Blue Hill Heights
Royal Bahamas Police Force annual parade and church service
Police seize 2 illegal guns, one man arrested - Police issue Majority Rule Day holiday warning to motorists
Second Grand Bahama suspect arraigned on drug possession with Intent to supply
Man found dead with "blunt injury" off Carmichael Road
Man shot on Grenfel Avenue in Freeport
Police seek suspects in latest homicide on Palm Breeze Street
Firearm & drug seizure in Spanish Wells, 2 arrested
Nassau police appeal for information in Foxdale shooting death
Firearm and drugs seized in Nassau
Grand Bahama's American Women's Club January Meeting set for January 9th
B&J ‘Struts’ with BAARK to raise $10,000
Driveby shooting in Nassau Village - 3 handguns seized, 2 men arrested
Police arrest Grand Bahama resident for firearm and ammunition possession