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The Cornwall College Alumni Association
of South Florida would like to thank
our Platinum sponsor, Southeast
Underground Utilities and
The Occasion Palace and
our Gold sponsors, IAM Jet Centre, Grace
and The Victoria Mutual Building Society
for their generous support of our
16th Annual Dinner Dance Banquet.
Please consider supporting our
sponsors with your business.
PLATINUM SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSORS
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MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER PRESIDENT
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MESSAGE FROM THE NEW YORK CHAPTER PRESIDENT
MESSAGE FROM THE CANADIAN CHAPTER PRESIDENT
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD MASTER
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD BOY
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CORNWALL COLLEGE TRUST
LETTERS OF THANKS
CORNWALL COLLEGE EXAMINATION RESULTS FOR 2010
SPORTS FLASHBACK
FEATURE: The Ties That Binds
PROGRAM
MENU
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BEST OF THE WEST
CORNWALL COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
SOUTH FLORIDA
www.ccalumni-florida.com
UPDATE
MEMORIAM
FEATURE: Sickle Cell Disease: What You Should Know
PICTORIALS [PART 1]
FEATURE: Prostate Cancer - “a man ting”
PICTORIAL [PART 2]
NATIONAL ANTHEMS AND SCHOOL SONG
Lance Gibbs, President
Phillip Wallace, Vice-President
Michael Nedrick, Treasurer
Orvil Denton, Fundraising
Garfield Myrie, Secretary
Onell McCarthy, Membership
Deon Reid, Alumni Relations
Albert Grant, Public Relations
Ledger Kellier, Fred McLeod, Charles Gordon,
Albert Lettman and Egbert Clarke, Chester Philp
Directors-at-large
ADVERTISERS INDEX
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COrNwALL COLLEgE ALumNi ASSOCiATiON OF SOuTh FLOridA
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from the South Florida President
ON BEHALF OF THE CORNWALL COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
OF SOUTH FLORIDA, it is with immense gratitude that I welcome each
and every one of you to our 16TH Annual Dinner Dance.
We continue to rise to the occasion with the help and support of the
many hands extended towards us in good will, especially the various
Businesses across the globe, who have contributed financially to sponsor
this year’s Dinner Dance. I find great bliss in also acknowledging the dedication and involvement of our members and supporters; for without
them, I would not be able to convey to you our successes for the year 2009
-2010.
We were able to make a donation of Ten Thousand Dollars to the
school to assist in the rebuilding of a changing room facility at the school.
Two needy students were awarded scholarships of one thousand dollar
each from the Keith Thorpe Scholarship fund. We have several programs to which you can make a contribution to your Alma Mater. Among them, though not limited, there are: the Legacy Contribution
Fund to continue the Legacy of Cornwall College; The Track and Field Endowment Fund to create and
maintain a Track program at Cornwall College and various Scholarship Funds geared to assist needy students at Cornwall College viz. [Keith Thorpe and Billy Griffiths]
In my recent visit to Montego Bay Jamaica for Founders Week and Homecoming at Cornwall College
it was one of elation and I must commend the Homecoming committee and the Trust for an awesome
function. The mentorship program continues to leave a positive mark on the students. I am encouraging
all Cornwallians to become a part of this educational and inspiring annual event in Montego Bay.
For the past four years as President, I have stressed how important it is for all Cornwallians to give
back to the school that contributed so much to our education and success. While acknowledging the
involvement of the current members, I would like to make a call to action, for all Cornwallians, both
young and old.
We have embarked on our most ambitious project to date and are currently working on a project to
move the school off the JPS grid to solar energy. This project will cost in excess of $200,000 US dollars.
The North American Chapters [New York, Canada and South Florida will be working together to see
this project to completion but we need the involvement of the entire Cornwall Community on board.
The school currently pays over sixty thousand US dollars annually for its energy bill and from the anticipated savings generated such will be used to maintain and erect new buildings once the solar project is
completed.
As previously stated, the challenges that face our beloved alma mater are many, and we remain fearless, but it cannot be left up to the faithful few members currently involved to carry the torch of progress
year after year. As with anything else, new blood, new ideas and new people will inject an invigorated
spirit and energy for the cause that cannot be matched. In order for what has been started to continue, it
is crucial that as Cornwallians we all get involved and make our contribution to restore the luster and
glory of our prestigious school Gentlemen the time is now no more talking it’s time for action and If we
as Cornwallians want to see our school become the premier school once again then we need to rise to
the occasion and make a difference, become the leaders that we are.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Sponsors for the event tonight - IAM Jet Center,
Southeast Underground Utilities, Grace Kennedy, Victoria Mutual Building Society,Round Hill Hotel,
Hyatt Regency Pier 66, The Occasion Palace and the lavish Half Moon Hotel. Your continued support is
vital if Cornwall College is to maintain its tradition of turning boys in to men of might.
In closing I would like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank all the business owners, without
whom we would not have a souvenir magazine. Please make every effort to support the various businesses that advertise in our magazine. We also want to say thanks for the reciprocal support we received
from our Jamaican Alumni Organization and all supporter of Cornwall College.
To The South Florida Team I must commend you on a first class event.
God’s Richest Blessing going forward
Lance Gibbs
cornwall college alumni association of south florida
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from the New York President
ON BEHALF OF THE CORNWALL COLLEGE OLD BOYS’
ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, I would like to congratulate you on your
16th. Annual Dinner Dance. Keeping an organization going through the
teen years is a difficult task which the officers and members of the
Cornwall College Alumni Association of South Florida continue to hold
steadfastly to.
While the South Florida Chapter is the youngest one it continues
to find new ways to assist our alma mater, this is evident by the solar
project conceptualized by your President.
I was proud to see a strong contingent from North America at our
homecoming this year a vision which the Canadian, Florida and New
York chapters have been pursuing for a few years. With the help of the
Cornwall College Old Boys Association in Montego Bay and the Cornwall
College Trust Limited we finally realize our vision of homecoming and we hope it grows from strength
to strength.
With a new focus of tackling projects jointly, the North American chapters have taken up the mantle
of funding the solar project. This is the first of many projects of this scale we are attempting in the coming years, there is a lot of work to be done to move our beloved Alma Mater forward. Cornwall College
continues to excel in Academia, Sports and The Performing Arts.
This is a call to duty for every Cornwallian worldwide, do not to sit idle and dwell on the years when
Cornwall was the school of choice but get involved in the retooling and rebuilding of our prestigious
institution Cornwall College. It is indeed our duty to ensure that this noble institution continues to
convert boys to men of might.
Congratulation again on your 16th Anniversary and may Gods riches blessings continue to shine upon
you.
Trevor “TT” Tomlinson
Class of 1991
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from the Canadian Chapter President
ON BEHALF OF CCOBA CANADA, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Cornwall College Alumni Association South Florida on your
16th anniversary. The South Florida Chapter has been a source of inspiration for other Cornwall College Alumni Chapters around the world. The
Canada Chapter has been inspired by your strong leadership, drive and
commitment to provide financial assistance to the school, and to that I
want to say many thanks.
Tonight is a night of celebration and camaraderie, good food, inspirational entertainment and fundraising, while reminiscing and sharing fond
memories of younger, and perhaps more carefree years. But more importantly, you’ve earned congratulations for your desire to ensure that other
young men will have the opportunity to have a high quality education at
Cornwall College.
Cornwall College old boys have good reasons to be proud of the education they received at their Alma
Mater. Cornwallians can be found the world over in positions of leadership and displaying the values that
they have received in their formative years as young men at Cornwall College. Tonight you celebrate a
tradition of excellence and beginning of another 16 years of dedicated service to Cornwall College. You
had projected a vision for Cornwall 16 years ago and have remained committed to the realization of this
dream. We applaud you for your tenacity.
As an Alumni association, you are a critical pillar that will serve to propel Cornwall College to
global excellence. Your support is critical to uplift the school’s name and maintain its high standards of
learning which in turn give us a sense of pride to be an alumnus of such an outstanding institution.
As your association marks this milestone, we extend our support to the executive and membership. We
appreciate your commitment to Cornwall College and we extend to you best wishes for continued good
fortune and a successful event
God Bless
Wendel Clarke
cornwall college alumni association of south florida
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from theHead Master
IT IS MY HAPPY DUTY TO CONGRATULATE THE CORNWALL
COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA on your
Sixteenth Anniversary Celebrations.
Since I have been working with the Chapter, I can boast of your deep
devotion and inexplicable love for your alma mater, Cornwall College.
Consequently, the school has benefited in many ways from your unquestionable generosity, comradeship and loyalty. Your selfless commitment
and act of partnering with other Chapters and the school’s administration
to restore Cornwall College as being the school of choice in Western
Jamaica is realizing great dividends, as evidenced in increased requests for
students to attend the institution, upgrading of the teaching/learning
environment and steady improvements in scholastic achievements, discipline and pride in recent years.
Truly, your contributions to Cornwall College of more than United States of America Fifty Thousand
Dollars (US $50,000) over the past four (4) years) have led to the restoration of public trust and belief
in our school. Individually and collectively, your Chapter can boast of many accomplishments since my
tenure, which include your three (3) year school furniture project, the Information Communication
Technology Project, bursaries to needy student and the partial refurbishing of the Headmaster’s Office. I
am particularly grateful for your most recent contribution of United States of America Twelve Thousand
Dollars (US $12,000), of which Ten Thousand Dollars (US $10,000) will go towards the rebuilding of
the much-needed changing room for the Sports Department, and Two Thousand Dollars (US$2,000) for
two recipients of the 2010 Keith Thorpe Scholarship for Financially Challenged, but Achieving Students.
The Board, staff, students, parents, guardians and in particular, my administration look forward to the
implementation of the Solar Project, which your Chapter will spearhead at Cornwall College. This, we
know will most definitely reduce our high energy bills, and cause us to redirect savings from this project
to other worthwhile projects and programmes.
The 2010 Cornwall College Founders’ Literacy and Homecoming Week, which was hosted jointly by
the institution and the Montego Bay Chapter of the Cornwall College Old Boys’ Association was a
tremendous success. I would like to congratulate your hard working President, Mr. Lance Gibbs on receiving a most deserved award from the Montego Bay Chapter at their Annual Banquet and Awards
Ceremony in September 2010. Undoubtedly, your President exemplifies the qualities of bold and visionary leadership, most worthy of emulation.
Let us accept that we are moving into a new era of education in Jamaica, where each school has to
improve in every area of its existence. This future demands greater participation, commitment of all stakeholders to use effectively and efficiently available resources to engender significant improvement in students’ learning and accountability. We are obliged to foster and develop honesty, a respect for the rule of
law and the ability to make decisions based on sound values without prejudice, and be willing to create
environments that are free of hatred and violence, and conducive to excellent teaching and learning experiences. Possibly, it is the case of being given basket to carry water, but as a community of what I believe
of people with good intent, all stakeholders, including the Old Boys of Cornwall College are encouraged
to rise to these challenges, tough they may be and work with the school to produce a world class education that is relevant and continuously improving. The policy framework is emerging and the role for all,
fashioned. Let us, therefore, heed the clarion call to arise and build,
Once again, it is an honour to associate with the South Florida Chapter as Headmaster of Cornwall
College on such an important occasion, and to congratulate you on this milestone achievement.
Keep up the good work everyone! Keep the flames of Cornwall College burning brightly in the
Diaspora, and may the years ahead continue to be very rewarding for the Chapter.
Denham McIntyre, JP
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from theHead Boy
I am truly humbled and privilege to be serving as the Headboy for this
academic year 2010-2011. I know it is going to be a memorable year for
both myself and our institution and therefore I would like to thank the
teachers and administration for selecting me to serve in this capacity.
Cornwall College boasts a legacy of outstanding achievement and
honors. This academic year promises to be a remarkable one as I am
confident in my capability as a visionary leader and fully confident in the
abilities and competence of my colleagues, that we can guard this Godly
legacy. There is also no doubt that we will receive the full support of Mr.
Denham McIntyre and his administration.
Under the leadership of Mr. McIntyre, Cornwall College has seen
tremendous improvements in its semblance and infrastructure. These
improvements could not have been possible without the contributions of
Old Boys, Parent Teachers Association and other Stakeholders. Consequently on the behalf of our
student body I would like to thank you all for your contributions to the general well-being of Cornwall
College.
As a patriotic Cornwallian it is my desire to become an admirable figure of strength and a recognized
character joining the league of extraordinary gentlemen that comprise the CC Old Boy’s Family.
Pertaining to the Prefect body for this academic year I just want to highlight some of our main aims for
this year:
To embark on a Seniors Interacting and Mentorship Program (SIM) or Big Brothers Policy
To collaborate with the Student Council to refurbish the Principal Quarters for the sixth formers only
To institute a career room
To help earnestly in the developing and maintenance of active clubs and societies
Overall the purpose and vision of Cornwall College for the past one hundred Fourteen (114) years is
to nurture and mould young men to unravel their potentials and to empower them into a path of Honor
(Red) and then Fame (Yellow).
Jason Bowen
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from the Chairman of theTrust
ON BEHALF OF THE CORNWALL COLLEGE TRUST LTD., I wish to
congratulate the Cornwall College Alumni Association of South Florida
on the occasion of your sixteenth (16th) annual dinner dance.
I have watched this organization grow from strength to strength,
observed first hand the valiant efforts the leadership and members put
forth each year to assist our alma mater. Your work and contributions
have significantly enhanced the educational experience of students and
teachers alike.
As chairman of the Cornwall College Trust Ltd., I have attempted to
engender the concept of one Cornwall College family; with each member
doing its part to keep the family strong and resourceful. With the current
financial crisis crippling education in Jamaica; there will undoubtedly be
increased requests for assistance and we must be ready to answer the call.
We know we can count on the Cornwall College Alumni of South Florida to continue playing a pivotal
role in the sustained redevelopment and restructuring of our alma mater.
I urge the leadership to continue seeking creative ways to expand the reach of the organization by
working together with the Cornwall College family to preserve the legacy of Cornwall College.
Sincere wishes for a most enjoyable anniversary dinner dance and much success in the coming year.
Kind regards always.
Jeffrey R. McLeod Esq.
Class of 1973
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Cornwall College
P.O. Box 246
Montego Bay # 1
October 25, 2010
The Keith Thorpe Estate
C/o Keith Thorpe Ltd.
2 Margaret Lane Hall
Montego Bay
Dear Sir/Madam,
I would like to use this opportunity to thank
you for the chance to be apart of this great venture
for academic advancement. This will help me to
move forward with my vision of becoming a
lawyer. With gifts such as yours we the students of
Cornwall College will be motivated to do well.
I am empowered, motivated and ready for the
world of work and the noble studies which lead to
one becoming a lawyer. I am most great grateful
as this scholarship will become one of my stepping stones as I move forward.
Thank You
Aubrey Stewart
Cornwall College
P.O. Box 246
Montego Bay # 1
October 25, 2010
The Keith Thorpe Estate
C/o Keith Thorpe Ltd.
2 Margaret Lane Hall
Montego Bay
Dear Sir/Madam,
In life people who fail to express gratitude cannot dislodge guilt that lingers when they reach
their peak. It is on this premise that I hereby
express my sincere gratitude for your offer of aid
to complete my education.
I have a desire to become a business
man/ranked officer in the Jamaica Defense Force
and this gift will set me on the path to realizing
my dream.
Once again I say thank.
Yours sincerely
Shamoy Perry
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Cornwall College
P.O. Box 246
Montego Bay # 1
October 25, 2010
The Keith Thorpe Estate
C/o Keith Thorpe Ltd.
2 Margaret Lane Hall
Montego Bay
Dear Sir/Madam,
I would like to extend a big thank you for this
wonderful gift, this scholarship you have offered
me. This will be beneficial on the route towards
realizing my life long dream of becoming a pilot.
I hope one day to attend an aviation school in
Canada so my being able to continue my education will be a plus.
I am looking forward to making the best of this
opportunity, again I thank you.
Yours sincerely
Ojay Dehaney
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THE CORNWALL COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS’…
The Ties That Binds…
The COrNwAll COllege AluMNi OrgANizATiONS AppreCiATe The lOYAlTY ANd STeAdFAST
SuppOrT reCeived FrOM FAMilY, FrieNdS ANd The
COMMuNiTieS AT lArge. Your commitment over the
years, has contributed to the tremendous success of the
many talented young men who may otherwise have not
had the opportunities to be productive citizens. You have
been the wind beneath our sail and we encourage you to
keep the passion alive, because it is important for our
continued and expanding prosperity.
Jamaican high School Alumni Associations across the
globe are facing a more difficult task in assisting with the
increasing financial needs of their Alma Maters. This is
mostly due to the Jamaican government’s austere measure which has reduced funding for education in Jamaica
and the degradation of society in general. Cornwall
College is obviously affected by this as well. we are very
proud of the role the Cornwall Alumni Associations have
played previously in supporting the school, and take this
opportunity to highlight one association’s plan for a
major undertaking in the foreseeable future. Faced with
these challenges that lay ahead, new and innovative
approaches have to be considered to boost funding for
the school. This subject will also be broached.
The first continuous Cornwall College Old Boys
Association was formally established in New York City on
January 25, 1959. The purpose and objective of the
organization then, were: That they would assist their
Alma Mater, Cornwall College, in every way possible,
promote good fellowship among Old Boys everywhere,
and participate fully in their present community. Since
then, Cornwall’s alumni intellect has expanded their
organizations to different parts of the hemisphere,
creating a growing need to reconnect with old classmates
and their Alma Mater. This resulted with Chapters being
formed in Toronto (1978), Montego-Bay (1949,) South
Florida (1994) and Kingston (1976.) There is also a prominent presence of strong supporters in Tampa, Florida.
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future, this would be a good long term investment that
would allow the school to permanently reallocate funds for
other needed areas.
The Alumni bodies are exploring differing possibilities
for new avenues of funding to finance imminent projects.
One possibility for our second phase of funding is to tap the
resources of the many thousands of non-active Cornwall
Alumni worldwide by creating an “international Network”.
with the right technological platform we will be able take
our offline community online in the hope of building a thriving “social network” where members from all around the
globe can communicate and share in the future planning of
the school. utilizing such a model would provide the ability
to create an international group which share common interests and affiliations, upload or stream live videos, as well as,
hold discussions in forums. (For example, this very
dinner/dance could be uploaded “live” to the site for fellow
members around the globe to join in ‘real-time’.) Our plan
is to develop an attractive product that would be marketable and offer it as an annual fee based membership,
undoubtedly, it will be a challenging undertaking but definitely, quite attainable. it is estimated that this could literally
add tens of thousands of dollars annually to support these
upcoming projects.
To our patrons present tonight, we truly hope you have
an entertaining and fun filled evening. To all our supporters
here and elsewhere, thank you! we trust this gives you a better perspective on why we ask for your continued support.
i am just a proud Cornwallian!
By hugh C. riddell
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Three Chapters in particular, New York, Toronto and South
Florida have a distinguished record for being the oldest continuous Jamaican Alumni Association in their city.
Throughout the years, each chapter has worked individually and collectively to address the immediate financial
needs of the students and the school. This includes; providing scholarships, mentoring programs, sports sponsorship,
building renewal, computers, furniture and the support to
build a security wall around the school. The benefits are also
shared with the local communities within each Chapter.
Some of the known events of the first phase of fundraising
activities are picnics, boat rides, brunches and dinner
dances. Corporate sponsorships and individual contributions also play an important role in the overall effort. Over
the past five years it is estimated that the North American
alumni bodies, jointly, have amassed total contributions in
value exceeding $uS 105,000. however, because of the
global economic crises, there is a growing need to generate
new sources of funds for major projects forthcoming.
The South Florida Chapter is pursuing its most challenging but very exciting task yet, to install solar panels on the
school premises at a projected cost of $uS 200,000. This will
remove the school from the Jamaica public Service (utility)
grid by ninety percent. This investment would save the institution over $uS 50,000 annually once completed. Currently,
the school spends about $uS 70,000 annually on utility.
Because it is a feasible project, the association is soliciting
partnership from the private sector. Once the funding is
secured, the project will take no more than eighteen months
to be executed. Since renewable energy is the wave of the
Program
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albert Grant
National
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Invocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred McLeod
Opening Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffery ‘Jeff’ McLeod, Esq.
Master of Ceremonies
President’s Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Gibbs
Principal’s Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denham McIntyre, Esq
Headboy’s Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Bowen
Presentation Of Awards
Recipient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Presenter
Cornwall College Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Gibbs
Member of the Year Award
Recognition of Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albert Grant
Vote of Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phillip Wallace
Raffle Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albert Grant
Gate Prize Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albert Grant
Dancing & Entertainment
VJ Elite
Dinner Menu
Mixed Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes,
Cucumbers and Croutons
Balsamic Dressing
Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls with Creamy Butter
Jamaican Jerk Spiced Chicken Breast
Olive Oil Crushed Potatoes
& Baby Vegetables
Key Lime Pie / Creme Brulee / Chocolate Tart
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee
Cash Bar
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SHERLAN: MAN WITH THE PLAN
weSTerN BureAu: MONTegO BAY’s Cornwall College has among its students a bright
scholar in the person of Sherlan elliott, who achieved a perfect line of ones in the recent CSeC
examinations.
Sherlan sat eight subjects and passed all of them with distinctions. he aced mathematics,
english language, english literature, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and information technology.
last year, he scored an A in gCe history and a grade two in CSeC religious education.
Sherlan, a 2004 recipient of the Montego Co-operative Credit union's Bailey haye Scholarship,
explained that he made great use of his spare time in preparing for the CSeC exams.
“every chance i got to study, i took advantage of it,” he said. “i studied with others, in study
groups, and i had help from teachers,” the whiz-kid added.
he said he was elated when he got his exam results.
“i felt satisfied, knowing that i did what i had to do,” said Sherlan, who plans to continue at Cornwall College in its sixthform programme.
he had words of wisdom to share with other students in Jamaica: “Just keep focused and continue doing hard work,
because in the end it will pay off. The extra effort that you put in will pay off.”
hundreds of students in western Jamaica notched super passes in Caribbean Secondary education Certificate (CSeC) and
general Certificate of education (gCe) exams. here are just a few of the bright sparks who made their parents and schools
proud:
DUO ACE MATH AT FOURTEEN YEARS OLD
weSTerN BureAu: Mathematics continues to be the stumbling
block for many students across Jamaica, but for a number of eighthand ninth-grade students in Montego Bay, St James, it's ‘easy peasy
Japanesy’.
Meet Chevaughn linton of herbert Morrison Technical high and
ducaran Bonnick of Cornwall College, who both struck grade ones in
mathematics in the 2010 CSeC results.
They are all the protégés of richard James, an unassuming teacher
who honed his craft at Cornwall College and the university of the
west indies before establishing St James Tutorial at hopewell lane
in Montego Bay. James has dedicated his time to improving the
performance of students in mathematics.
Fourteen-year-old Chevaughn said he constantly received the highest grades in mathematics at primary school, so it was
a seamless transition into high school.
“i have found it exciting. it was worthwhile experience at St James Tutorial. it is not like a regular class, it is very practical and interactive,” he explained.
The aspiring doctor takes it easy when he's not studying, preferring to shoot hoops on the basketball court.
So what’s the next challenge for the six-footer, who enters grade 10 this year?
“i will be doing advanced mathematics next year, and then i will take on the sciences.”
Standing at 6' 3", the imposing figure of ducaran Bonnick belies his 14 years. The former Albion primary and Junior high
student said he was motivated by his sister and mother to do the exam this year.
“My mother and sister thought that i should go ahead and give it a chance. it was a challenging exam. didn’t do a lot of
study until two weeks before the exam,” he confessed.
So after meeting that challenge head-on and coming out victorious, advanced mathematics and pure and applied mathematics are next in ducaran's sights for 2011.
ducaran is still to identify his career path, but it seems to be a toss-up of aviation technician, mechanical engineer or game
designer.
life for the teen has not been all books, as he finds time for football and rubgy and hopes to make it on his school's
daCosta Cup football team.
Christopher Thomas, gleaner writer
[email protected]
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MALIKE KELLIER
JOHNATHAN MORIARTY
MALIKE KELLIER former head boy Of Cornwall
College for the year 2009 -2010 received 6 distinctions in CAPE 2010 external examination making
him one of the top performers for upper sixth form.
Biology Unit 1, Biology Unit 2, Chemistry Unit
2, Literatures in English Unit 2, Spanish Unit 2,
Communication Studies
Malike is currently enrolled at the University of
the West Indies Mona Campus to read for a
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB). He will then go to
the Cave Hill Campus for years 2 and 3 to complete
is studies.
JOHNATHAN MORIARTY: 2008 Scholarship
recipient received the following grades in CAPE
2010 external examination.
Unit 1: Biology
Grade 1
Chemistry
Grade 1
Pure Mathematics
Grade 2
Physics
Grade 2
Caribbbean studies
Grade 3
Unit 2: Biology
Chemistry
Pure mathematics
Physics
Communication studies
Grade 1
Grade 1
Grade 3
Grade 2
Grade 3
Johnathan is currently enrolled at the University
of the West Indies pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine/
Bachelor of Surgery in medicine (MBBS). He plans
afterwards to specialize in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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The members of Cornwall College Alumni Association
of South Florida and the extend Cornwall College family; wish to
express their deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the
families of the following old boys who departed this life since
the last time we gathered here in South Florida.
Ralston Milton (Rex) Nettleford, Vice Chancellor Emeritus
University of The West Indies, Cornwallian, Rhodes Scholar, Author,
Dancer, Choreographer and founder of the Jamaica Dance Theater
Company, passed away on February 2, 2010.
Described by Prime Minister Bruce Golding as “an intellectual
and creative genius” whose “contribution to shaping and projecting
the cultural landscape of the entire Caribbean region are unquestionable” Yet another prominent individual described Professor
Nettleford as follows ” a Jamaican scholar, educator and choreographer who devoted his life to studying postcolonial Caribbean culture and in the process helped shape it”
Without question, Rex Nettleford, was one of Jamaica and the Caribbean’s foremost
intellectuals. His seminal 1969 study of Caribbean identity, “Mirror Mirror” will remain
the standard for cultural research and interpretation.
“He was probably one of the most brilliant African thinkers of the last century,” said
his friend and colleague Howard Dodson Jr., director of the Schomburg Center for
Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
He will be missed, but his legacy, will live on through his works.
Norman Washington Constantine Griffiths “Billy G”: One of
Cornwall College and Jamaica’s legendary schoolboy footballers and
musicologist and one of the founding members of the C.C. Alumni of
South Florida. Believed by many to be one of Jamaica’s all time greatest school boy footballers, departed this life on June 25th 2010.
Cecil “Jumbo“Agate: A Montego Bay Civic Icon and legendary
Cornwallian. Jumbo Agate was a the epitome of a Cornwall College
supporter and was the recipient of the New York CCOBA lifetime service award for his philanthropic, dedicated, devoted and unyielding
support for the Cornwall College football programme. He departed
this life on October 11, 2010.
Basil Fearon: - former track and field athlete and hockey player who
departed this life in Canada earlier this year.
May God grant each family, the strength to endure the loss of their
loved ones and the wisdom to understand the mystery of his ways.
Our brothers have been called to glory and have gone to make a
better place for us. The lives of all Cornwallians have been
enriched by their respective and collective
contributions to the history of our beloved alma mater.
Walk good my brothers, walk good; till we meet again
in the sweet bye and bye.
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Sickle cell
DiSeaSe:
WHAt YOU sHOULD KnOW
History of sickle Cell
SiCKle Cell diSeASe (SCd) hAS BeeN ArOuNd FOr MOre ThAN 200 YeArS. The first written documentation of this
disease was in the year 1910 by a physician in the state of Chicago named James B. herrick. he noticed that a patient from
the west indies was suffering from an anemia in which the red blood cells were sickle shaped. By the year 1927, it was
discovered that there was a relationship between the lack of oxygen and the unusual shape of the red blood cells. when the
red blood cells become sickle shaped the end result is blood flow and oxygen blockage to various parts of the body.
sickle cell and society
Sickle cell is erroneously considered a rare genetic blood disease. Current statistics state that one in every five hundred
African American has Sickle Cell disease and one in every one thousand hispanic as well as hispanic American. Since we
have started this foundation, we have found that one in every five persons we meet on a daily basis; either has sc, has
family with sc, or knows someone who suffers from the disease. The disease seems to be widely misunderstood by people
living with the disease, carriers of the sickle cell trait as well as some medical professionals. Sickle cell patients suffer as a
rEGULAr sHAPE rED bLOOD CELL
sICKLED rED bLOOD CELL
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How sickle cell affects the body
The root cause of sickle cell stems from the inability of
the hemoglobin (the oxygen transport molecule), to transfer
oxygen to the red blood cells. SCd is caused by a single letter change in the dNA from ‘A’ to ‘T’. due to the lack of oxygen, the sickle (elongated) cells get stuck in small blood vessels. This leads to excruciating pain usually described as a
pain crisis. Other symptoms include difficulty breathing,
low blood count, weakness, strokes, ulcers, fatigue, dehydration, yellow eyes, pale skin, dizziness, delayed development, priapism, poor eyesight, lung and organ complications and in some cases death. The life expectancy for people living with the disease is 40 years and most sickle cell
patients die before the age of 25.
History of nutrition
“god created man to be natural farmers, we plant seeds
then reap the benefits, the nutrition needed god has provided to us in nature. These seeds of the earth, hold the
answers to healthy living” TJ Brown. Nutrition is derived
from the word nourishment and we mistakenly eat anything
we desire and think that we are nourishing our bodies. The
wikipedia describes nutrition as the provision, to cells and
organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food)
to support life. it further states that many common health
problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.
history points to the fact that our ancestors who did not
consume foods that were processed, synthetic or preserved
had less health complications and lived longer more fuller
lives than today’s generation. in 1928, the late Max gersson
Md successfully cured cancer in patients whom doctors
told they were going to die. he placed them on an all natural vegetarian diet and tested the soil in which the foods
were produced to ensure that there were no sprays or artificial fertilizers used. The soil had to be as normal as possible to avoid toxins from the soil being consumed in the food
which he discovered would cause people to get sick.
How nutrition is used to help with sickle cell
As we have discovered, illnesses can be treated with
proper nutrition. in order to understand the proper diet and
nutrition for any disease, it is important for one to understand the root cause of the disease. Most of the symptoms
associated with sickle cell disease is connected the body
not getting enough oxygen. Normal persons blood cells lasts
100 to 120 days, persons with sickle cell disease blood cells
lasts an average of 10 to 12 days. proper hydration is the
number one thing to consider when providing the body
with oxygen. pure water without minerals or other artificial
enhancement is vital to persons living with sickle cell disease.
Another vital compound in sickle cell disease is nitric
oxide which is a natural gas found in the body that helps in
the production of oxygenized cells. Nuts and beans are
food rich in nitric oxide. Foods like African Yam, and
Cassava, contain complex carbohydrates and Thiocyanate,
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these nutrients work with the body to create healthier
longer living cells that don’t sickle. Thiocyanate has been
described as an anti-sickling agent. it is also very important
for people with SCd to eat foods rich in antioxidants since
they typically have a very low immune system. Antioxidants
fight free radicals and support a healthy immune system. As
a result of sickle cell disease the immune system is low;
therefore they are more likely to catch infections and
viruses.
reaching out to help others with sickle cell disease
i have always wanted to help others. i discovered the
benefits of proper nutrition
and my health has
changed for the best. Two years ago, i was always sick and
hospitalized more than 12 times in a year. On average that
was literally every month. i am happy to say that the number
of hospital visits has drastically decreased and my health
has never been better. due to my success i founded Sickle
Cell Natural wellness group inc. i wanted to share my
knowledge and experience to help those sick and suffering
like i once did. i find it very fulfilling, when i am communicating with people living with SCd and assisting them to live
a healthier lifestyle and become healthy. i communicate
with the SCd community every day, the thanks and appreciation i get from families with sickle cell is more than an
accomplishment…it’s encouragement for me to keep working to heighten sickle cell awareness and change the way
the disease is handled and viewed by the world.
written by: TJ Brown,
president/Sickle Cell Natural wellness group inc.
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result of the lack of effort to learn about and understand the
disease to the extent that the proper treatment can be
administered during a crisis. it is important for every one to
get tested for the SC trait, especially if you plan to have a
child.
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PROSTATE CANCER –
“a man ting”
The prOSTATe iS A wAlNuT –Size glANd ThAT ONlY MeN hAve. it is part of the reproductive system that produces
a thick fluid that forms part of the semen that carries sperms .The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of
the rectum. The urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) runs through the center of
the prostate. The Three most common prostate conditions are: prostate Cancer, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (Bph) and
prostatitis. having one of these conditions will not make you more likely to have another, however some men can have a
combination.
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YOur AlCOhOl CONSuMpTiON,AvOid uSiNg Over
The COuNTer deCONgeSTANTS, gO wheN YOu FirST
geT The urge,eMpTY YOur BlAdder COMpleTelY
ANd eXerCiSe regulArlY.
prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. The
inflammation can be sudden (acute) or gradual (chronic).
Bactria is the cause of the acute and chronic
prostatits. There is also a non-bacterial form of prostatitis
which is the most common form. The risk of having bacterial prostatitis is much higher in men that have had bladder
or urinary tract infection and or Sexually Transmitted
disease (STd). prostatitis more common affects younger
men. The symptoms are similar to other prostate problems.
Once symptoms appear see your health care professional
because prostatitis can cause serious problem if left
untreated.
Men believe that they are strong and invincible but when
it comes to taking care of their health and going to doctors
we are like babies. we service and maintain our cars better
than we do our bodies. i was really scared when i was told
that i have prostate cancer but unlike many i was lucky to
have caught it early. i have learned that early detection and
treatment saves lives — it saves mine. Too many men are
dying from prOSTATe CANCer get tested and join the fight
by making prOSTATe CANCer something men can feel
comfortable to talk about .let us strive to take better care of
our bodies and live longer healthier lives.
By Courtney “Stan” Maxwell
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prostate cancer is made up of cells that do not grow
normally .These cells divide and create new cells that the
body does not need, then they form themselves into a mass
of tissue called a tumor. These abnormal cells sometimes
spread to other parts of the body, multiply and result in
death. The older a man gets the higher the risk of getting
prostate cancer. This writer was diagnosed at a tender age
of 47 years old. Men of African descent with a family history
of cancer are at an increased risk of getting prostate cancer
and their risk of dying from prostate cancer is much higher.
prostate cancer in men is often without symptoms at the
onset. My only symptom was frequent urination especially
at nights. if symptoms appear they can include blood in the
urine, pain or burning feeling while urinating or ejaculation,
constant pain in the lower back, pelvis or the upper thigh
weaker interrupted urine flows or dribbling after urination
and difficulty starting urination. These symptoms are not
unique to prostate cancer and may occur with other
non–cancerous prostate problems. Always check with your
health care professional when symptoms appear.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (Bph) is the enlargement of
the prostate that generally occurs as a man ages.Bph is a
non cancerous growth of the prostate gland when the
prostate gland becomes enlarged it presents on the urethra
and causes urination and bladder problems. The symptoms
of Bph are similar to that of prostate cancer even though this
growth is usually non-cancerous. The symptoms of Bph can
be controlled by making certain lifestyle changes such as:
AvOid driNKiNg BeverAgeS BeFOre BedTiMe,liMiT
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NATIONAL ANTHEMS & SCHOOL SONG
U.S National Anthem
Jamaica National Anthem
School Song
Oh, say can you see
By the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hail
At the twilight’s last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and
bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched,
Were so gallantly streaming,
And the rockets’ red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled
Banner yet wave.
O’er the land of the free
And the home of the brave
Eternal Father, bless our land
Guide us with thy mighty hand
Keep us free from evil powers
Be our light through
countless hours
To our leaders great defender
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica,
Jamaica Land we love
Teach us true respect for all
Stir response to duty’s call
Strengthen us the week to cherish
Give us vision lest we perish
Knowledge send us
Heavenly Father
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica,
Jamaica Land we love
Come let us praise our God above,
Sing of His blessing and his love
He gives wisdom strength and light,
He makes life good, great and bright.
Teach us, Our Father, how to live,
Guard Thou the vision
Thou dost give,
Changing darkness into light,
Converting boys to men of might.
Here on the hill beside the sea,
Head, heart and hands
we pledge to Thee
That loved and honored in our land,
Cornwall College still may stand.
So while to school,
we give these hours,
Help us to learn and test our powers,
Give thy great gifts from above,
Courage, wisdom, grace and love.
Lord, let our Alma Mater be,
Bright with the spirit sent from Thee,
And when sin tempts us from right,
Shed o’er path Thy Holy Light.
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The Cornwall College Alumni Association wishes to sincerely thank the following individuals
and organizations that have provided sponsorship and subscribed to advertisements in our annual
Dinner Dance magazine.
We urge our members and the entire public to support our sponsors and advertisers.
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Kerr & Kerr LLC – Management Consultants ......................54
Albert Grant – Prudential Realty...........................................48
Klean Place Janitorial Services, Inc......................................51
Beyond Beauty Glam Studio .................................................35
Law Office of Denzle G Latty, P.A. .........................................15
Brian Wallace – Prepaid Legal Services ..............................37
Marcia Thorpe – Independent Beauty Consultant ..............44
Brothers of Brooklyn Bagels and Deli Restaurant...............46
Montego Bay High School Alumnae of South Florida .........55
Caribbean Connection Import/Export.....................................7
Montego Bay Jerk Center ......................................................45
Caribbean Food Delights .........................................................5
Mount Alvernia High School Alumnae of South Florida ......55
Caring Heart Home Health Corp ...........................................13
Palm Beach Vocational Institute ...........................................17
Clayton Morgan and Company ..............................................50
Palm View Resort ...................................................................50
Club Nazz and Restaurant.......................................................9
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Round Hill Hotel and Villas ....................................................31
Dazzling Touch Inc. – Mobile Auto Detailing........................32
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DEC Electric, Inc.....................................................................49
Seaboard Marine ...................................................................53
Dhana Car Rental and Tours.................................................23
South Florida Neurosurgical Institute, Inc. ..........................52
DMP Academy ........................................................................47
Southeast Underground Utilities ............................................1
Donna’s Caribbean Restaurant...............................................9
SND Signature Cuts and Salon .............................................41
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Stacy Cooke – Independent Beauty Consultant..................54
Elizabeth Ziadie – General and Cosmetic Dentistry ...........54
Tampa Bay Hand Center........................................................52
Ella Davis Day Spa .................................................................31
The Law Offices of Everett Algernon Smith. P.A ..................19
Ella Davis Day Spa – Alicia, Stylist .......................................33
The Occasion Palace................................................................2
Garfield’s Pest Control, LLC...................................................51
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Grace.........................................................................................3
The Victoria Mutual Building Society ......................................3
Half Moon Hotel ....................................................................IBC
The Wexford ..............................................................................1
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Tropicool Jamaican Restaurant.............................................46
Alumnae of South Florida .................................................55
Unique Graphics.....................................................................25
IAM Jet Center – Montego Bay................................................4
Veronica Simpson – Independent Beauty Consultant ........35
Imperial Automotive Salon ....................................................48
William Knibb Alumni Association Inc ..................................55
Jamaica Art.............................................................................33
Winfield Christian Academy ..................................................44
Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network...................41
Woodtek Manufacturing ........................................................BC
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