“It is my intention to bring back Christian values which have been diluted. No matter how many trophies we have won and accolades that have been heaped on us, the true purpose of the school has been lost.”
Those are the words of KC’s new headboy, Dominique Hemmings, as he responded confidently to the interview which was being conducted whilst he was on usher duties at the entrance to UWI Mona chapel and awaiting the arrival of VIPs to the KC Chapel Choir Christmas concert.
Dominique started to sound much like the founding father, Bishop Percival Gibson, as he echoed the underlying theme of making the students ‘Christian gentlemen’. He lamented that ‘we have strayed from the path’ and just as he was about to elaborate on a strategy to proselyte, to restore the core values, he was joined by his proud father and former principal, Rupert Hemmings. The interview was soon cut short as some curt glances seemed to have conveyed a subtle reminder to resume his duties.
Out of Suthermere Prep, Dominique Hemmings entered the hallowed portals of KC in Michaelmas 2003. Two brothers preceded him, Jason and Stefan, the latter was headboy in 1991 and also on the winning schools’ Challenge Quiz team of that same year. He attained 9 CXC passes and is presently pursuing advanced CAPE studies in biology, physics and chemistry. As his brother Stefan who topped his graduating class in obstetrics and gynecology, Dominique hopes to enter the medical field this time in veterinary science. He plays the saxophone as a hobby.