May 2022 Volume 18

Inner-city boy’s delicious dilemma - KC alumnus has challenge deciding which of 40 universities to attend

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

18-year-old Justin Paris been accepted to 40 international universities, including Ivy League universities Yale, Princeton, and Cornell.

Justin Paris is savouring what noted educator Dr Dennis Minott once described as a “delicious dilemma”.

The Kingston College (KC) alumnus, who is now living in New York, has been accepted by 40 universities, including Ivy Leagues Yale, Princeton, and Cornell.

 

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Daughter of Atlanta Old Boy Graduates with Honors

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Coja Chanel Tyler Jones with father Conrad Jones

Coja Chanel Tyler Jones recently graduated Cum Laude from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, she majored in Communications and minored in French.

She is a Norcross High School graduate who earned many awards including induction into the National Honor Society in 2016. She was also a Presidential  

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Dante Ricardo Edwards Son of Atlanta Old Boy Graduates from Toccoa Falls College

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Seymour Ricky Edwards and son Dante Ricardo Edwards

Dante Ricardo Edwards was a member of the recent graduating class of Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Ga. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ministry Leadership. Dante aspires to enter the ministry and is currently weighing his options of where to pursue further studies.

 

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A letter to the Editor on the Grooming Question

Author: Dr. Stephen Vasciannie

Afro Meets Joshua - 1977 (Stephen Vasciannie meets Prime Minister Michael Manley)

The Editor

The KC Times

Dear Editor,

The issue of grooming, attire and hairstyles – the grooming question -- has once again assumed some prominence with the news that some schools,  

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A Commentary on Proper Grooming and Dress Code at KC

Author: Errol Lecky

Errol Lecky

With the matter of the school’s dress code being a current hot topic, it might be instructive to look back at the history of proper grooming and dress code at KC.

In 1983 the wearing of the KC School Boy tie was challenged and a switch to  

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Old Boy Makes Music as he practices Medicine

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Antoineodol

Antoineodol shared that the reaction to ‘Lava’ from patrons at a sports bar who were hearing the song for the first time was a confidence booster.

After years of deejaying for fun, Antoineodol is gearing up to make his official music debut with the single Lava.

 

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Nick Perry sworn in as US Ambassador to Jamaica by Kamala Harris

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ambassador to Jamaica Swearing-in Ceremony. Nick Perry was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Jamaica by Vice President Harris in her ceremonial office. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attended the brief ceremony.

Nick Perry was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Jamaica by Vice President Kamala Harris in her ceremonial office on May 9th, 2022.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attended the brief ceremony along with Perry’s wife Joyce, his son and daughter, and Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.   read more

KC 4x400 Relay Team Victorious at 2022 Penn Relays

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC 4x400 Relay Team Victorious at 2022 Penn Relays

Kingston College cruised to victory in the Championship of America 4x400m relay at the 2022 Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

The KC team of Amal Glasgow, Shaemar Uter, Emmanuel Rwotomiya, and Marcinho Rose clocked 3:09.52 minutes to win the event easily in the 7th fastest time in   read more

Marking the 97th Anniversary of the Founding of Kingston College

Author: Dr. Patrick Dallas

Wreath-laying ceremony on the grave of KC Founder Bishop Percival William Gibson's grave, in the St. Andrew Parish Churchyard, Half Way Tree

With April 16, 2022 falling in the midst of the Easter holiday weekend, and on a Saturday to boot, KC's Founders' Day could easily have slipped the mind this year. Perish the thought!


Fortis traditions are important and the 97th anniversary of Kingston College would not   read more

KC Celebrates 33rd Win at Champs!

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Champs Celebration

It was a scene of celebration at the North Street campus of Kingston College on Monday April 11, 2022 after the school clinched the Champs title for the 33rd time on Saturday.

KC has won the Mortimer Geddes trophy more times than any other high school in   read more

KC captures U16 and U19 Table Tennis crowns

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

2022 U16 and U19 Table Tennis champions

Kingston College took home the titles for U16 and U19 competitions recently.

The U16 defeated Jamaica College in the finals while the U19 conquered Calabar for the trophy.

The KC table tennis teams are coached by Colin McNeish.

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KCOBA USA INC ANNUAL REUNION & AWARDS GALA 2022

Author: Winston ‘Ras’ Henry

KC ANNUAL REUNION & AWARDS GALA 2022

After a three-year hiatus, the Old Boys volunteers were happy to be once again hosting their premier event on the calendar. All the background work had been done and it was now showtime! There was a little anxiety as there were still rumblings of a pandemic, Mother’s Day was   read more

An Interview with Trevor “TC” Campbell

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell

This is another in a series of interviews of outstanding past KC student/athletes by Dr Cedric Lazarus. So far, he has interviewed Balford ‘Bally’ Reid and Dr. Noel Gray, and for this edition of our newsletter he interviewed Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell, the most outstanding male athlete at Champs   read more

Audley Hewett Hailed as a Diamond in Jamaica’s 60th Jubilee

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Audley Hewett receiving Atlanta Chapter Award in 2016

Florida chapter’s Audley Hewett is well known within the Fortis community for his outstanding contributions to Kingston College.

Recently Audley received a notification from Dr. Allan Cunningham, the Global Diaspora Council Representative for the Southern United States, applauding him for his leadership and philanthropic contributions.

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Kingston College Chapel Choir Gets Financial Boost

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Egbert and Gwendolyn Spencer

The Spencer Family Choral Fellowship was launched in November 2021. It will assist first year students of Kingston College who have an interest in becoming choristers in addition to supporting the choir’s operating budget.

The choristers selected for the fellowship will be known as Spencer Family Choral   read more

Teachers – Struggling to save Jamaica

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Kingston College

By Delano Franklyn

Civil society is on the verge of collapse in Jamaica. Some persons would disagree with me and argue that it has already collapsed.

Although I disagree with that extreme position, I can understand why such a view exists. Persons of this view   read more

Back to Africa

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Roland Watson-Grant

Old Boy author for African literary festival

Award-winning author and KC Old Boy Roland Watson-Grant will be a special guest presenter at the IBOM International Art and Book Festival in Nigeria.

Watson-Grant, who is the winner of the 2021   read more

Kingston College Refutes Reports Students Were Barred from School

Author: Reprinted from Nationwide News

Principal of Kingston College, Dave Myrie,

Principal of Kingston College, Dave Myrie, is adamant that no student was locked out of the school this week.

This in relation to an incident where some students were deemed improperly groomed.

In a note to stakeholders of the institution, Myrie says the students were   read more

PASSING THE BATON

Author: Brian Morrison

Brian Morrison reading his poem at NY chapter 40th Anniversary Brunch

Bishop Percival Gibson heeding the call of duty

Understood that building blocks, rough around the edges,

Could be honed and shaped into a thing of beauty.

Then came youngsters from as far away as Westmoreland.

From the fishing villages of Old   read more

Financial Issues When A Loved One Passes Away - Part II

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Hon. Noel C. Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

In the November 2021 issue of the KC Times we discussed the tax issues that arise when a financially comfortable loved one has passed away.

Lets now examine some of the non-tax issues you will have to deal with as the executor of the estate.

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School Grooming Prescription

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KC Headboy - Malikai Allwood

As issues of dress and grooming continue to resurface in the public education system, two secondary school student leaders say legislation is perhaps the way to go to ensure that institutions abide by the education ministry’s policy guidelines.

However, they believe laying down the policy in law,   read more

Khijani Williams is 2022 Key Club Governor

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Khijani Williams Key Club Govenor 2022

KC’s Khijani Williams is Key Club Governor for 2022.

Key Club International, also called Key Club, is an international service organization for high school students. As a student-led organization, Key Club's goal is to encourage leadership through serving others.

Key Club Jamaica boasts a total   read more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation 2021

Author: George B. Bell

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation 2021

Kingston College (KC) was founded on firm Christian beliefs. In fact, the institution’s founding father, Bishop Percival Gibson saw KC as more than just an equalizer of educational opportunity. The school was dedicated to the making of well-balanced Christian gentlemen locally and abroad. Graduates of KC would show their   read more