Tara Cooper and Peron Burnside were joined in holy matrimony recently. They were both students of the Class of 1994. Peron, a local businessman is the younger brother of Mrs. Ronet Ferguson. Tara, an Attorney at Higgs and Johnson, is the youngest daughter of Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Dolores Cooper and the sister of Mrs. Kim Welcome, an Alumnus parent.
Mrs. Deneisha Moss-Balboni, daughter of Mrs. Lorraine Moss, High School Teacher, is now the bride of Landscape Architect Dario Balboni. The ceremony took place in Italy in May. Deneisha, a 1996 graduate, read law at the University of Leeds, England. She furthered her studies in Strasbourg, France and was later admitted to the Bar of England and Wales then later called to the Bahamas Bar. She was able to secure an internship in the competitive field of Public International Law with the United Nations Refugee Agency in Cairo, Egypt. During her seven months in Egypt, she worked with refugees from several African countries, including Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. She practiced law for a while then was recruited as an Associate Resettlement Office with the United Nations in Thailand.
Wel'Milya on The Move
Dr. Wel'Milya Francis D.D.S., a 1999 Kingsway graduate, furthered her education at Fisk University where she earned a B.A. degree in Biology. She traveled on to McHarry Medical College School of Dentistry where she earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She is presently working at Impressions Dental, General and Cosmetic Dentistry in the Harbor Bay Shopping Plaza as the associate dentist along with Dr. Annette Warren. She believes that possibility is an awareness of the things that are and are not available to you and the outward display of the drive to achieve them.
She encourages present students to not fall into the trap of thinking that they have it all figured out. She urges them to find positive mentors and role models to give them sound advice. Things will change from time to time but she further encourages them to accept, adjust and survive. She wants to raise oral health awareness throughout the nation in children and adults. She has many great dreams for the future and she is confident with God on her side she will accomplish them. Her favorite Scripture verse is Philippians 1:6, "And I am sure that He who began a good work in you will complete it "