Bahamas Academy Opens Two E-Libraries
January 23, 2013 Filed in: Education
Thursday, January 17, 2013 will be remembered as an outstanding day in the life of Bahamas Academy. The long awaited libraries were officially opened. The students were assembled in the courtyard for a joint Chapel exercise.
Present for the occasion were Officers and Directors of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, former school administrators and employees, special guests and parents. The Guest speaker, Mrs. Ruth McKinney, a former teacher of the institution, challenged the students to cultivate the habit of reading making wise decisions in their choice of reading material, realizing that the plethora of information available on the Internet.
The highlight of the morning was the cutting of the ribbons to officially open the libraries. The library of Elementary Division was fittingly named in honor of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brennen, a former teacher and Vice Principal. She was accompanied by her husband, children and grandchildren as she cut the ribbon.
Dr. Ruth White a former teacher, vice principal, and Principal of Bahamas Academy was the person chosen to cut the ribbon for the Secondary division. The library for this Division was named in her honor. Dr. White was accompanied by her daughter Ms. Shelly Wilson.
The Secondary Library is equipped with 30 I-Pads and the Elementary presently has 15 I-Pads with plans for another 15. As a result of this event, students are now able to navigate the Internet and log in to any of our Seventh-day Adventist Universities accessing their libraries. This enables them to explore countless volumes and obtain current information in real time.
The Institution expresses heartfelt gratitude to former students who gave unselfishly to realize this grand milestone. Donations are still being accepted to enhance offerings in both Libraries in an effort to remain on the cutting edge of technology.