April 2024 Volume 20

Message from the Principal

Author: Reprinted from Richmond Times Dispatch

Principal - Dave Myrie

Dear KC Old Boys Fraternity,

I extend my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to Kingston College over the years. It is through your collective efforts that our school has excelled in both academic and extracurricular domains, culminating  

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TVJ Smile Jamaica interviews KC Coach Leaford Grant and Co-Captains on 35th Champs Win

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

TVJ Smile Jamaica interview Coach Leaford Grant

Winning KC Coach Leaford Grant and his two co-captains, Antwon Walkin and Yourie Lawrence Clarke were interviewed by TVJ Smile Jamaica hosts Simone Clark and Neville 'Bertis' Bell after Kingston College’s 35th win of the coveted Mortimer Geddes trophy.

Smile Jamaica is a Jamaican-produced television show that  

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Douglas Forrest – the Musician!

Author: Rev. Dr. Barry Davies

Principal Douglas Forest

Did you know that Mr Forrest, the Headmaster, as well as very actively participating and encouraging the development of a concert choir from the smaller Chapel Choir, was also a composer and a soloist?

Mr. Forrest not only wrote sacred choral music for the choir to sing  

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Mikea Osei Gives back to KC via Scholarships

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Mikea Osei

Mikea Osei has funded full tuition scholarships to 10 students and 50% tuition scholarships to another 26 students during the 2023-2024 academic year.

A total of 36 students from the Melbourne campus benefited from the scholarships.

He emigrated to the USA in 1984 when he  

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On Being Interviewed by Bishop Gibson

Author: Rev. Dr. Barry Davies

Rt Rev Dr Percival William Gibson

It was during my first few months in Jamaica that I heard that a chapel choir was searching for a permanent director.

Living in Kingston was important to me because that's where most of the “classical” musicians were to be found, Singers or instrument players needed an  

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When Banana Stains Fade. A debut Novel by Frances-Marie Coke

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

When Banana Stains Fade

Legendary School’s Challenge Quiz team coach and teacher at Kingston College, Frances-Marie Coke, has written her first novel, When Banana Stains Fade: A Jamaican Family Saga of Adversity and Redemption.

According to her press release, the novel is “a delectable literary treat, rich in atmosphere,  

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Three-Peat! KC takes the 4x400 Crown at 2024 Penn Relays

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Antonio Forbes get things going with a great start. Photo by Leroy Dias

With four Jamaican high schools in the finals, Kingston College took the baton across the finish line first in the 4x400 High School Boys’ Championship of America for the third year in a row at the Penn Relays.

It was a Three-Peat!
In one of the most exciting finishes   read more

Boys and Girls Champs 2024

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

A section of the large KC crowd on the final day of Champs.

As was predicted by those who closely follow track and field in Jamaica, KC and Edwin Allen High came out victorious at the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships 2024 held at the National Stadium in Kingston from March 19-23.

On the boys' side, KC scored 335   read more

The 2024 KCOBA NY Scholarship awards

Author: George B. Bell

The 2024 KCOBA NY Scholarship awards

By 1:00pm on Thursday, March 21, 2024, Kingston College (KC) was well on its way to retain the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys Championship (CHAMPS). The win was formalized on the final day – Saturday, March 23, 2024 – giving KC its 35 th hold on the title.

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Choir hosts 1st high school choir festival

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Kingston College Chapel Choir members stand in front of the newly restored pipe organ in St Augustine Chapel on the North Street campus

Kingston College Chapel Choir (KCCC) hosted its first annual high school choral festival from April 3, 2024 through April 7, 2024.

The festival aims at fostering and developing choral music in schools; its study and performance across the island.

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MISSION 35! KC secures most Champs titles ever

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Mission Accomplished

THE purple and white of Kingston College (KC) reigned supreme at the National Stadium on Saturday as they defended their ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships title at the end of the five-day event. The victory was KC’s 35th hold on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy and the fourth title in   read more

Penn Relays acknowledges 60 years of Jamaican participation

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Penn Relays 60 years

Members of the crack Kingston College track and field team who competed in the Penn Relays in 1964 a week after the North Street-based school had won the annual Boys’ Championships for a third consecutive year. The athletes (from left) are Lennox Tulloch, Alex MacDonald (captain), Rupert Hoilett,   read more

Daughter of KC Old Boy Featured in Tallahassee Community College African American history calendar.

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Wendy Laman Crawford

Wendy Crawford is the daughter of Glen Laman and Toni Laman. She was recently featured in the Tallahassee Community College African American History Calendar.

This Year’s theme features individuals that “work to preserve history and community memory, as well as for empowerment through fields of music and   read more

JIIFSC hosts High School Jamminz Fundraiser

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

JIIFSC hosts High School Jamminz Fundraiser

Jamaicans in Atlanta recently turned out to represent their school at the High School Jamminz fundraiser organized by the Jamaica International Independence Festival SongCompetition (JIIFSC).

Over 12 Jamaican high schools were represented. Attendees arrived deck out in the adult version of their original high school uniforms.

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Jaydon Hibbert Awards five scholarships to Kingston College

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Jaydon Hibbert Scholarships

Jaydon Hibbert, world U-20 Triple Jump record holder, has established the Leaps and Bounds Foundation which will distribute scholarships in a bid to support the education of students at his alma mater, Kingston College.

According to a release on Tuesday, Hibbert presented a cheque worth $780,000 to   read more

Derrick R. Wright

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Derrick R. Wright

Who I Am in a Nutshell
Derrick R. Wright: Deacon, family-man, lecturer/technical consultant, and one who is firmly committed to community service. Those are not my words; those were the unscripted words of a close associate from the National Organization of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO), when   read more

An interview with Richard Stephenson

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Richard in Action

In February Dr. Cedric Lazarus met with Richard Stephenson one of KC’s and Jamaica’s best table tennis players of the 1970s.

Richard was an outstanding Fortis.

CL: When and how did you end up at KC?

RS: I started at   read more

Relocation of the Kingston College Organ

Author: Rev. Dr. Barry Davies

Walker Organ in St. Augustine’s Chapel

Did you know that the newly restored pipe organ at KC was not always in its present location over the West door at St. Augustine’s chapel?

In the 1950s and 1960s, it was hidden away behind the choir Stalls on the South side.

The main   read more