FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – School students recognized for academic performance, extra-curricular involvement and leadership skills at a special event hosted by Island Yogurt.
The second annual Island Yogurt Outstanding Student Celebration was held for 25-students from various schools throughout the island of Grand Bahama. Kimberley Brown, co-owner of Island Yogurt, highlighted that the annual event was designed to recognize and reward deserving students nominated by their school administrators. Brown said, “Island Yogurt takes tremendous pride in celebrating outstanding students within our community. We believe that this unique event is a meaningful way to reward student accomplishments as emerging academic scholars, dynamic student leaders, disciplined student-athletes and equally important, ordinary students doing extraordinary things.”
Brown observed that the invited students are humbled to be recognized. She explained, “Many of the students selected to attend have never experienced a taste of paradise offered at Island Yogurt. For us, it is always such a joy to watch them take their first bite and even help them to select the right toppings. The pride in their eyes and gratitude on their faces reveal genuine happiness. This adds to our excitement to applaud their notable accomplishments.”
The invited students represented various schools within the City of Freeport. The institutions included the Beacon School, Bishop Michael Eldon School, Freeport Primary School, Hugh Campbell Primary School, Lucayan International School, Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy, Sunland Baptist Academy and Walter Parker Primary School. The students were accompanied by their respective school administrators. A small yet proud group of supportive parents also attended the event hosted at Island Yogurt flagship store in the Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Mrs. Joye Greene-Ritchie, principal of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy was pleased to join her student recipients at the event. Greene-Ritchie expressed, “It is always nice when business owners recognize talented and deserving students in meaningful ways as Island Yogurt has done. When persons in the community show their appreciation to young people it always makes a positive difference and we hope that it has a lasting impact on them students for years to come. Efforts of this nature remind our students and the wider community that it is a very good thing to celebrate success of our nation’s future.”
The outstanding student recipients received Island Yogurt gift certificates. Students also participated in a fun-filled photo scavenger hunt that allowed them to interact with businesses throughout the Port Lucaya Marketplace and were treated to a delicious lunch and bottomless cups of Island Yogurt.
Brown maintained an overwhelmingly positive outlook about young people as future leaders. She said, “We congratulate all students who have performed well throughout the academic year. Island Yogurt will continue to thoughtfully celebrate student success because we want to do our part to motivate, inspire and encourage them to do their best.” Brown concluded, “Our future is better because these and many other deserving and outstanding students reflect the next generation of business owners and leaders for our island, The Bahamas and around the world.”