Young student keeps school in mind

Abigail Ebanks, an Honour Roll, grade 4 student at the Savannah Primary School, spent four months away from her parents and school after the passage of Hurricane Ivan.

But she did not forget the damage to her home school

While in Orlando attending the West Oaks Elementary she enquired from Mrs. Lorna Blackman, Principal of Savannah Primary, what urgent needs her class- room and fellow students needed. On being told that the school needed DVD’s and VCR video/ cassette players, she immediately set about trying to obtain these items.

She asked her aunt, Mrs. Marlene Muschett, whom she was staying with and together they set about the task.

Abigail then went with her aunt to her work place in Orlando, the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, and made representation on behalf of her home school.

Her presentation must have been well received, as the partners of Greenberg Traurig, Orlando firm, saw fit to purchase six DVD/ VCR/ CD audio/ video players for Abigail, 8, to bring back to Cayman when she returned in late December.

On Wednesday, 26 January, Abigail made good on her mission and presented the supplies to her home school. On receiving the presentation on behalf of the Savannah Primary, Principal Mrs. Lorna Blackman said that she thanked Abigail and Greenberg Traurig for this most needy gift of class-room essentials, which were previously available for class-use before Hurricane Ivan.

‘I was worried about my school and just wanted to help in some way,’ Abigail said. ‘I trust that these items will assist me and my fellow savannah students to get back to our old class video learning activities.’

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