Before they took their final steps as graduates, Bahamas Academy’s Senior Class of 2023 attended their Baccalaureate Service on June 9th, at the Hillview Church. 

The seniors were supported by their family members, friends, and well-wishers that evening. Also in attendance were representatives of the Atlantic Caribbean Union, and the South Bahamas Conference. 

The graduating students actively participated in the service, and student Tamyrah Davis sung a special song that captured the essence of moving forward and not giving up. 

The guest speaker for the event was Pastor Kareem Black, who, as he explained in his opening remarks is a proud alumnus of Bahamas Academy. 

“Life has come back full circle,” he said. Pastor Black recounted his experience as a student when the school was located on Wulff Road, which he called “life-changing”. 

“Bahamas Academy has been life changing because when I came there it was my first exposure to veggie meat and Sabbath… and here I am… as a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.” 

According to Pastor Black, past, present, and future students are able to achieve many things when they leave the Adventist Institution because of the impact of teachers, faculty and staff, along with family members, and most importantly God. His parting words of advice to the class was “In all things you’ve accomplished, don’t forget God.” 

The graduation ceremony for the students was held on June 13.