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THE SCHOOL CREST

THE LION:
King of Beasts. It represents the Lion of Justice explemplifying poise and controlled power.
THE SUN:
This represents the brilliance of knowledge, dispersing ignorance and superstition.
THE THREE CHAINS:
The union of three chains stands for the Pauline virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
THE PALM TREE:
The palm tree thrives where other trees can hardly stand. Here it represents Triumph over environmental handicaps.
COCOA TREE:
Symbol of Ghana's wealth. It means the proper use of wealth to sweeten the cares of life.


THE SCHOOL MOTTO:
Esse Quam Videri

translated as
"To be, rather than to seem."



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ALICE O’GRADY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PAGE

Welcome to Accra Academy Alumni Web site!!!!!      Esse Quam Videri - To be, rather than to seem.!!!!!                Accra Aca Bleooo!!!!!!!!


Miss Alice O’Grady was the distinguished Guest-of-Honour at the inaugural award ceremony of the Alice O’Grady Scholarship for the 2008/09 academic year held at Accra Academy on September 22, 2008.

1st Award Recipient - 2008/09 Academic Year
The inaugural award recipient was Master Michael Ankomah. The award of Gh˘ 600 would cover Ankomah’s tuition and boarding fees for the academic year, and is renewable on yearly basis conditional upon above-average academic performance.

2nd Award Recipient - 2009/10 Academic Year
At the meeting of the Adjudicating panel on November 18, 2009, Master Solomon Bright Dankwa was selected as the 2nd recipient of the Alice O’Grady Scholarship. Congratulations to Master Dankwa!!

The award will cover tuition and boarding fees for the academic year.

ALICE O’GRADY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Miss Alice R. O’Grady, a member of the pioneering group of Peace Corps Volunteers from the USA, taught General Science at Accra Academy from 1968-72. Dedication, tirelessness, discipline and enthusiasm for a cause are among the many attributes that the majority of her former students readily associate with Ms O’Grady. She ignited in her students a passion for scientific knowledge that has led to various careers in this field.

Purpose of the award
In recognition of her invaluable service to Accra Academy, the Alice R. O’Grady Scholarship Award aims to assist brilliant but financially needy students who wish to pursue science or a science-oriented career in future to realize their dreams.

Eligibility criteria
1. Student must have completed the first year class at Accra Academy. The award is renewable on yearly basis until the final year conditional upon continuing above-average academic performance
2. Must be a science student
3. Must be brilliant but financially needy (subject to confirmation by the adjudicating panel)
4. Must submit an application including a 500-word essay (topic chosen by Bleoo ‘74)
5. Must participate in and perform well in a written science exam

Selection process
Award recipients are selected by an Adjudicating Panel consisting of:
• Two or three members of BLEOO 74, one of whom will be the Chair
• One member of BLEOO 75
• Two representatives of the school administration

The adjudicating panel’s decision is based on assessments of application forms, 500-word essays, applicant’s written science exam results and interview performance.

ALICE O’GRADY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Donations towards the establishment of the Alice O’Grady Scholarship Endowment Fund are invited and should be sent the following accounts:

Bank name and branch: GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK, DERBY AVENUE BRANCH, ACCRA.
Account name: BLEOO 74
Account number: 1151010120526
Account address: C/O ACCRA ACADEMY, P O BOX GP 501, ACCRA

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