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Lyford Cay International ​School’s Swing for Scholarships​ supports Outstanding Students
By Taige Adderley 
Oct 2, 2018 - 3:16:50 PM

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Winning team from Woslee Construction. Photo: Lyford Cay International School 

New Providence, Bahamas - Lyford  Cay  International  School  (LCIS)  held  its fourth Swing for Scholarships golf event on  Friday  14  September  2018  and  successfully  raised  over  $20,000  to  benefit  the  school’s Scholarship Fund.

Golf  enthusiasts  took  part  in  a  four-person  team  scramble  at  the  Lyford  Cay  Club  Golf  Course.  Because  of  the  generosity  of  Master  Sponsor  CornèrTrader (​www.cornertrader.com​),  100%  of  the  team  sponsor  proceeds  will  directly  support  the  Scholarship  Fund  that  helps  many  Bahamian  students  attend  LCIS.  The  event  took  place just  one  day  after  CornèrTrader​,  celebrated  a  major  milestone  in  local  financial  services  history  with  the  unveiling  of  it’s  platform  allowing  Bahamians  to  enjoy  direct  access  to buying  and  selling  shares  on  the  global  financial  markets,  including  the  New  York  Stock  Exchange and NASDAQ.

The  winning  team  of  Marc  Hewison,  Chris  Wright,  Nic  Ratcliff  and  Trevor  Torzsas  representing  Woslee  Construction,  were  awarded  the  coveted  crystal  trophy,  LCIS  logoed products,  as  well  as  bottles  of  Veuve  Clicquot  to  celebrate  and  will  enjoy  rounds  of  golf  courtesy  of  the  Lyford  Cay  Club,  Ocean  Club  Golf  Course, Albany and Royal Blue at Baha Mar.  The second place team was Mike Klonaris, Simon Townend, Miles Evans and Nicolas  Mosko, representing Klonaris & Co.

Photo: Lyford Cay International School

LCIS  Development  Director  Dr  Joanna  Paul,  commented  on  the  event,  “We  would  like  to  thank  all  our  sponsors  who  have  supported  this  event.  Your  contributions  today  are  an important  part  of  our  community’s  longstanding  commitment  to  making  a  world-class  international education that is provided at LCIS accessible to Bahamian families. In the next few  years,  as  we  complete  our fundraising campaign for the new high school campus, we  will have even more opportunities available for Bahamian youth.”

Birgit  Ludig-Dridi,  First  Vice  President  Cornèr  Bank  (Overseas)  Ltd.  and  head  of  Wealth  Management and CornèrTrader, expressed that her company is proud to once again partner with  LCIS.  "Cornèrbank  is  proud  to  be  the  master  sponsor  of  the  Swing  for  Scholarships  event.  As  a  bank  and  as  an  investor  with  more  than  sixty  solid  years  of  history  and experience, we always look forward to offering new amazing products and services, as well as  creating  life-changing  opportunities  for  Bahamian  students.  We  keep  the  future  at the  centre  and  people  at  the  centre.  It  is an exciting time for us in The Bahamas as our online trading  platform  CornèrTrader  opens  up  a  new  world  of  opportunities  in  international  trading  for  Bahamians.  Building  a  better  future  is  our  priority,  and  we  are  glad  that  LCIS shares this vision."

Over  the  past  ten  years,  LCIS  has  been  able  to  invest  over  $2,200,000  in  the programme  and  those  who  have  graduated  have  gone  on  to  earn  over  $6.8M  in  financial  aid  and scholarships from colleges and universities around the world.

The LCIS Scholarship Fund supports need-based tuition assistance for Bahamian students, as  well  as  awards  for  students  with  outstanding  ability  in  a  variety  of  areas  including  Academics, Technology, Sports, Arts, Music and more. This programme reflects the school's commitment to diversity and to providing an international education to Bahamian students.

Senior  and  scholarship  recipient  Christal  Adderley,  spoke  to  participants  at  the  awards  ceremony,  “My  academic  journey has been one full of challenges and obstacles.  I came to LCIS from Eleuthera to better my opportunities and having been separated from my parents, my triplet brother and sister the task of relocating from Eleuthera to Nassau wasn't always easy. But all of my personal challenges were overcome through the community and support that the students and faculty provided at LCIS. I would like to personally thank you for your support  of  the  scholarship  programme  that  has  impacted  a  wide  range  of  students  and  acknowledge  that  at  the  end  of  the  day  LCIS  is  more  than  just  a  high  school  it  is  also  a space in which everlasting bonds and everlasting learning is created.”

LCIS  would  like  to  thank  all  sponsors  including  CornèrTrader, Sandyport Beach Resort, J.S  Johnson,  Klonaris  &  Co,  The  Morris  Family,  Woslee  Construction,  RBC  Royal  Bank (Bahamas)  Ltd,  First  Caribbean  Private  Wealth  Management,  Mosko  Group Ltd, Bahamas  Freight  Logistics,  Seaview  Management,  The  Tomlinson  Family, all participants, as well as The  Lyford  Cay  Club,  Albany,  Ocean  Club  Golf  Course,  Royal  Blue  at  Baha  Mar  and  Commonwealth Brewery/700 Wines & Spirits.

LCIS is taking applications for admissions. The deadline for submission is 15 December. LCIS will  host  an  information  session  for  families  interested  in  applying  at  the  Melia  Nassau  Beach  on  7  November  at  6pm.  The  school  will  also  host  an  admissions  open  house  on Tuesday 20 November at 2pm on its campus. Bahamian students interested in applying and their families are invited to attend these events.

Winners - Wolsee Construction - net 47.50
Runner’s Up - Klonaris & Co - net 48.25
Best Gross - Seaview Management/Bahamas Freight Logistics - gross 59  Longest drive (men) - Neale Jones (Sandyport Beach Resort)
Longest drive (women) - Catherine Lemire (Team Fore!)
Nearest the pin - Bryan Knowles (Royal Bank of Canada)

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