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A flourish of Cuban culture

Bermuda High School for Girls aims to raise $80,000 for scholarships this year — starting with a special fundraising evening celebrating Cuban culture.

The school is holding A Night in Havana, an evening of Cuban dance, food and culture this Saturday.

“The number of families at risk of not returning next year is high, and the school is committed to doing everything it can to keep these students enrolled,” said BHS Head Linda Parker.

She said BHS had been looking at new creative ways to help the families of their students.

“We have reached out to companies and interested individuals to ask them to ‘Sponsor a Student’ through their BHS education, with a monetary commitment for each of their remaining years,” she said. “The Teacher’s Association recently raised over $5,000 at their golf tournament for bursaries and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will be holding a uniform swap in a few weeks. In addition, a few teachers in the science department have planned a trash-a-thon on June 23 and 24 when students will not only help clean up Bermuda, but can choose to donate the money to the school’s financial aid programme. However, the largest event of the year is this Saturday’s A Night in Havana.”

With a cocktail hour featuring Cuban drinks and canapés, a three-course Cuban meal, Latin dancing and a top-secret performance by administrators at the school, in addition to a silent auction which includes two tickets to London on British Airways, a weekend in Boston, a cocktail cruise on Uber Vida and much more.

Tickets are $150 each and are still available at www.BHS.bm, anightinhavana@bhs.bm or by calling 278-3004. Those who cannot attend, but would like to preview and place an absentee bid for the silent auction, they can do so by following the link at BHS.bm.

Poster for this Saturday’s Cuba-themed fundraising event.

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Published May 30, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm)

A flourish of Cuban culture

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