October 2013 Volume 10

53 Students Receive Scholarship Awards for 2013/14 Academic Year

Author: KC Academic Vice Principal - Juliet Wilson

Ten George Thompson KC Student Scholars for 2013

Over 50 scholarship awards were presented to existing KC students in an awards ceremony held on September 20, 2013 in the St. Augustine Chapel on the North Street campus.

After opening remarks by Vice Principal Juliet Wilson, Canon Abner Powell, Chaplain led the assembly in prayer. Principal, Dave Myrie then   read more

KC Student Athlete Receives Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Pocket Rocket Scholarship

Author: KC Academic Vice Principal - Juliet Wilson

JOVAINE ATKINSON AND HIS MOTHER WITH SHELLY-ANN FRASER PRYCE

Jovaine Atkinson who has represented KC in the 110m hurdles was among seven students from seven high schools across Jamaica who received the inaugural Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Pocket Rocket Foundation Scholarship.

The scholarship is valued at $100,000 each and students received a check for 50% of that award.   read more

Jayzon Brooks - Head of CSEC 2013 KC Class

Author: Basil Waite

Jayzon Brooks and his mother Stephine Brooks

Seventeen year old Jayzon Brooks headed the list of KC students who sat CSEC 2013 with passes in 11 subjects.

 A past student of St. Catherine Primary, Brooks entered KC in Michaelmas 2008 with a GSAT average of 86. During the ensuing five years, Jayzon’s extra curricula activities   read more

Kane Watson is National Table Tennis champion…Again

Author: Michael Strachan

Kane Watson receiving championship trophy from JOA President Mike Fennel

Kane Watson, 2011 National TT Singles champion, retained his title at the recent JTTA 3-day championship held at Kingston’s National Arena.

The triumph was bittersweet for Watson as it came on the same weekend that his maternal grandfather was laid to rest and served to enhance his already formidable reputation   read more

RuJohn Foundation Visits KC

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Front (L-R) Audley Hewett, Byron Bachelor, Dave Myrie and Andrew Bachelor back row Reggie Evan Andray Blatche and John Salmons

Representatives of the RuJohn Foundation visited KC over the summer.  The foundation is one of KC’s major benefactors.

The group that visited KC included Byron Bachelor, Andrew Bachelor and NBA players Reggie Evans, Andray Blatche and John salmons. They were accompanied by Audley Hewett of the Florida chapter   read more

Jhonoi Tomlin-Head of KC GSAT Class 2013

Author: Basil Waite

Jhonoi Tomlin

Twelve year old Jhonoi Tomlin of St Patrick’s Primary, Olympic Gardens must be congratulated for his outstanding performance in the GSAT examination 2013. His average score of 98.2  over five papers not only ranks him in the top 50 students nationally and hence the award of a Government Scholarship, but   read more

KC’s Top Achievers

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC’s Top Achievers

This month the KC Times salutes some of KC's top achievers in the recent CSEC, CAPE 1 and CAPE 2 examinations. We profile the top ten students by performance for each examination in 2013.

Much has been written about the disparity between men and women enrollment in higher education. And   read more

Six KC Students off to UWI Medical school – A First

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

From left are Kiejarnie Porter, Antoine Fraser, Jevaughn Wynter, Shermon Spence, Tevin Banhan, and Stephan Neill honoured by KCOBA at The Experience

Six Kingston College students were admitted to medical school at the University of the West Indies for the 2013/14 academic year. It marked the first time in the school's 88-year history that six graduates were admitted to the medical program at the UWI in any one year.

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The Key Club International Convention

Author: Joel Nomdarkham

Jamaica Key club convention attendees

The 69th Key Club International Convention was held in Orlando, Florida last year. It was quite an interesting one, as a delegation of six Key Clubbers from Kingston College attended, where we boasted as the club with the most members from the Jamaica District. I was elected to serve on   read more

George Thompson Memorial Fund is accepting Applications for 2013/14

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Kemardo Tyrell, Jason Williams, Dwayne Powell, Lemmar Wilson and Raheim Hedge-Murray

Applications are now being accepted from KC Old Boys attending college for the George Thompson Memorial Fund Awards for the 2013/14 academic year. The fund offers cash awards to KC Old Boys who are enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Awards are good for one year and typically   read more

KC and Calabar share Honors at 5th Annual ‘Wagga’Hunt Football Classic 2013

Author: Basil Waite

KC and Calabar captains Alan Morgan and Lucas Palmer receiving trophy from Georgette Hunt

KC and Calabar Manning Cup teams played to a thrilling 1-1draw in the third match of a triple header at the 5th Annual David ‘Wagga ‘Hunt  Football Classic 2013 played at UWI Mona Bowl on Saturday, August 10.

Earlier, A Barbican FC female team ended up with  playing a ‘pick   read more

Fortis Pavilion Announces New Officers

Author: Chris Clarke

Fortis Pavilion Committee L-R Kirk Bolton, Elvis Dale Wilson, Arthney Anderson, Wayne O. Robertson, Christopher Clarke, Victor Barrett and Rolforde Johnston not shown is Edgar Lewis

At the Fortis Pavilion's Annual General Meeting convened on August 17, 2013, the following persons were elected to serve for the Administrative Year, 2013/2014: 

1. Christopher Clarke - President
2. Rolforde Johnston - Vice President
3. Victor Barrett - General Secretary
4. Elvis Wilson   read more

Purple Masters 2013 – The Celebrity Spin off Edition

Author: Conrod Senior

Purple Masters 2013

Purple Masters held was held on Saturday, July 27 at Chasers Café on Belmont Road with a new twist.  Instead of going solely for the usual professional disc jockeys, we gambled with using Fortis associated Celebrities.  So we had the likes of Justice David Batts, QC with his theme “why   read more

Na Start, Vnimanie, Marsh!- on your mark, get set, go!

Author: Kadeem Sommerville

on your mark, get set, go

Being a proud past student of Kingston College, I am more than aware of the Track & Field Championship experience. Witnessing numerous Boys & Girls Championships from the days when Leford "Blacks" Green lit up the track to the more recent times of Hansle "Parchi" Parchment and seeing them now   read more

Jamaican Embassy Newsletter

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jamaican Embassy Newsletter

The KCOBA NY Banquet was reported in the 2013 Summer Edition of the Newsletter published by the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie was the Guest Speaker at the 30th Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner in held in Queens, New York, in May. The honorees were Winston   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

This month, we pause for a moment to reflect on the success of KC students in the recent CSEC and CAPE exams. 
A quick review of the results shows that KC is on a roll with improving scores in many subjects.  In the CAPE exams, there were five   read more

Ranking Kingston College?

Author: Stephen Vasciannie

Jamaican High school top 20 ranking by Educate Jamaica

KC Times sought the views of former Kingston College Board Chairman Stephen Vasciannie on the recent publication of a table ranking the performance of secondary schools in Jamaica, based on examination results.  There has been what has been described as a "huge outcry" arising from the publication.  Stephen has offered the following response in his   read more

A Note of Gratitude

Author: Junior Palmer

Junior Palmer

My name is Junior Palmer and I was born at 7 Gem Crescent Kingston 13, off Maxfield Avenue, on June 2nd, 1995 and later moved to the Kencot Community in 2008 where I'm presently located. I attended the Melrose Primary and Junior High school from 2001-2007 where I graduated as   read more

Impressions of Donetsk, Ukraine, and the World Youth Championships 2013

Author: Hamlin Pagon

Michael O'Hara gold medal winner of the 200m BoysWYAC July 2013, Donetsk, Ukraine

Travelling by train through the countryside, from Kiev to Donetsk, some 760 kilometers to the east, took you through mostly wide open, gently rolling farmlands. It was somewhat calming and peaceful, the vista outside serene and yet, surreal….mile after mile of fields in the distance, covered in a vivid saffron   read more

In Memoriam - Audrey Scott

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Audrey Scott

Audrey Loreen Scott, wife of Atlanta KCOB Karl Scott, was born in Kingston Jamaica on March 15, 1946 and departed this life on August 31, 2013. Celebration of Life Services were held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Redan United Methodist Church in Lithonia GA.

Audrey leaves to   read more

KC In the News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC In The News

Kingston College is increasingly in the news.  Check this column for links to recent articles about KC.

The Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and doing great things. If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to contact the editor at editor@kctimes.org and send us   read more

Wayne Moore has written a book for Choir Directors

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Wayne Moore

“Let Us Sing” - Choirs are an important component of leadership for congregational worship. In some communities, persons are recruited to be choir directors, but they have not been prepared for the job. This modest handbook is designed to help new or untrained choir directors improve both themselves and their   read more

Atlanta Chapter Announces New Board of Directors for 2013-2014

Author: Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Congratulations to the new board of the KC Old Boys Association (GA) Inc.

 The members of the board were elected at the Annual General Meeting held recently. Incoming president Anthony Williams ran unopposed and was re-elected.  Earl Adams ran unopposed as VP.   He was replaced by past president   read more

Next Stop Elam, Cuba, For Oraine Lynch, Medical Student

Author: Robert Kelly

Oraine Lynch as 6th former

On August 23, 2013, Oraine Lynch departed to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a Medical Doctor. Oraine came to KC in 2004 fresh from Dunrobin Primary School.  The eldest of three kids for his mother, Miss Olive Brown, Oraine was born July 18, 1992 and attended Kingston College for   read more

In Memoriam - Charlie Fuller

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Charlie Fuller

Well known track and field official, statistician and KCOB Charlie Fuller passed on in Kingston on July 22nd 2013. He was 66 years old.

He held the post of director of records at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) until he ran unsuccessfully on the Lincoln Eatmon slate during the last JAAA   read more