The Foundation

Message From the Chairman Of The 
Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation



As we celebrate our 22nd Annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the year Awards Program, it is incumbent upon me to give several recognitions.

Firstly, commendation goes to our President & CEO Dr. Ricardo Deveaux for his visionary leadership in producing this awesome idea and the NPHC for running with the vision and creating this program 21 years ago. Further commendation goes out to all the former Patrons of this program especially our founding Patrons Sir. Clement Maynard & Dr. Keva Bethel who are no longer with us.

Today, I am thrilled to witness another great year in the involvement of schools throughout the entire Bahamas. This year One Hundred & Twenty One (121) nominees representing New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Acklins, Andros, Berry Island, Bimini, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana, and San Salvador have been awarded with medals and trophies.

What you are witnessing in this year’s program, is a culmination of months of tireless planning, soliciting and administrative efforts, freely contributed, by an exemplary group of individuals. My heartfelt thanks to this stellar team comprised of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Committee Members.
We also owe a great debt of gratitude to our corporate and individual sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible. We salute these individuals and corporate entities that have deemed it to be of great significance to invest in the future of the Bahamas via this program.

Special thanks and recognition goes to our President and CEO, Dr. Ricardo P. Deveaux. His tremendous effort to ensure the success and sustainability of this program continues to inspire those who are intimately involved with the Foundation.

His hard work, along with others, has allowed us to achieve what promises to be an outstanding awards ceremony and indeed a momentous milestone of 22 years of investing in the future of the Bahamas.

To the Chairperson Mrs. Autherine Turnquest-Hanna, and all the members of the distinguished panel of judges, I commend you for giving untiringly and selflessly of your time and expertise to fulfill your vital role in making this program a success.

I also offer commendation to our current co-patrons Dr. Davidson Hepburn and Mrs. Jacqueline Bethel who continue to be stellar representatives of this program.

This year has truly been unprecedented in the outpouring of financial assistance to our nominees. I am so elated to see the achievement of a personal goal for the foundation. I am truly grateful to Corporate Bahamas, fraternal and civic organizations and churches, as well as individual donors.

For the first time in the history of this program we are able to say that every single nominee in this year’s program will walk away with at least a $1,000 scholarship. Yet again numerous past nominees, several still in school, have given back to the program through scholarships of their own and sponsorship donations.
This is a testament to the impact of this program on the youth striving for distinction in this nation.
Ultimately, I would like to congratulate all the 2018 nominees as you have entered into a distinguished echelon of future leaders and world changers who have come through this program. I encourage you to continue to strive for excellence in everything you do. You are all WINNERS and have achieved much to have reached this milestone.

Nominees, I leave you with this inspirational quote from Brian Tracy, a noted self-development Author; “Your true success in life, begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do.” So continue to strive to realize excellence in your education and in life! Don’t just follow the path, but blaze new paths in your pursuit of excellence.

May God’s blessings and favor be upon you all, as you seek his insight to fulfill your destiny.


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