BOB Sponsors Student Awards Programme

Bank of The Bahamas has signed on as the title sponsor for the prestigious Primary School Student of The Year Awards Programme. This premier national recognition programme honors and rewards high performing primary school students from more than 120 schools around the country. BOB’s five thousand dollar sponsorship will provide a scholarship for the most exceptional student from among this year’s nominees.

During a cheque presentation to Noel Vandyke Pratt, Chairman, Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year Foundation, Hubert Edwards, Deputy Managing Director, Bank of The Bahamas said BOB is pleased to support a worthy cause that encourages students to value education and strive for excellence in academics and life.

“Bank of The Bahamas is a great believer in the value of education. We believe that education is the key to developing productive, responsible citizens who in turn help to create a better Bahamas, therefore, we are delighted to support a programme that promotes the values we esteem so highly,” Mr. Edwards said.

Since 1997 the Board of Directors of The Primary School Student of The Year Foundation and the Nassau Bahamas Pan Hellenic Council have partnered with the Ministry of Education to recognize the best and brightest primary school students from around the country. The awards programme culminates in May of each year with a gathering of nominees in Nassau for a meeting with the Governor General and presentations of awards and scholarships.
According to Mr. Pratt all nominated students receive recognition and trophies.

“Everyone may not win a scholarship but just the fact that they were nominated to represent their schools says a lot about them. It’s an achievement and so we ensure that for everyone that achievement is recognized,” Mr. Pratt said.

Since inception participation in The Primary School Student of the Year programme has grown from 30 schools to more than 122 schools in Nassau, Grand Bahama and The Family Islands.  Each school may nominate one student only and nominees are judged on academic achievement from 4th grade to 6th grade as well as contribution to school life, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. The programme seeks to recognize well rounded students and for this reason academic achievement alone does not guarantee placement in the programme.

Source: The Bank of The Bahamas

Caption: BOB SUPPORTS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS — Bank of The Bahamas is the Title Sponsor for this Year’s Primary School Student of The Year Awards. Towards this end Hubert Edwards, Deputy Managing Director of BOB recently presented a $5,000 cheque to Noel Pratt, Chairman of the Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year Foundation. (Photo by BOB)