July 2011 Volume 8

KC Family Outraged over Senseless Killing of Khajeel Mais

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Khajeel Mais

THE Kingston College community is outraged over the senseless killing of Khajeel Mais,  a 17 year-old student of the college on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In a press release submitted by Vice Principal, Juliet Wilson, the school administration said news of Mais' untimely passing has sent shock   read more

Jordan Williams (son of KCOB Anthony Williams) receives National Scholar Honors

Author: Earl Adams

Jordon Williams

Alpharetta High School student Jordan Williams (son of KCOB Anthony Williams) was recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars. NSHSS http://www.nshss.org/.

In their May 20, 2011 press release NSHSS announced that Jordan Williams has been selected for membership. The announcement was made   read more

Atlanta Chapter Initiates Information and Communication Technology Project

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KCOBA Atlanta

The main objective of this initiative is to secure necessary funding to transform KC into a smart school that leverages information and communication technology (ICT) to improve the school's administrative, teaching and learning processes.

As Information Technology (IT) becomes more pervasive, lack of access to IT will increasingly limit   read more

Giovanni Ashman to receive a George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award for 2011

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Giovanni Ashman

Giovanni Peter Ashman has been named a recipient of the George Thompson Old Boy Award for academic year 2011-2012. He is currently on a partial soccer scholarship at the University of South Carolina, Aiken where he made the Dean’s List for the Fall, 2010 and Spring, 2011 Semesters.

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Glen Laman: One of Our Outstanding Community Leaders in Atlanta

Author: Derrick R Wright

Glan Laman

Introduction: Glen Laman announced recently that he will be stepping down as the president of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association of Georgia (KCOBA), to pursue advanced studies in management.  This came as a shock, especially to many of the other community leaders in the Atlanta area.  After all, over   read more

KC claims ISSA U-14 South Conference Basketball Title

Author: Basil Waite

KC under 14 Basketball Team

KC registered a cliff hanging one point victory over defending champions Ardenne High to claim the 2011 ISSA Under 14 South Conference basketball title on Wednesday June 14 at the National Stadium Courts.

Captain Jakeem Robinson with 10 points and eighth from Jamie Hue Brown led the purples to a   read more

Graduation Speech 2011

Author: David G. Batts

KC Graduation 2011

Father Abner Powell, the Principal, other distinguished members of the Head table, members of staff, ladies and gentlemen, and of course last but by no means least, GRADUATES, Good evening.

It really is an honour to be asked to speak here today.  When I received this invitation, I immediately discounted   read more

KC’s U16 Hockey Team Reaches Finals

Author: Rudolfo Johnston

KC Under16 Hockey Team 2011

Kingston college hockey program was revitalized in 2008 when Rudolfo Johnston, a level-1 hockey coach, was invited to come back to his alma mater to assist with the program. During the season 2008-09 all three age group teams (U-14, U-16, U-19) moved from last position to 5th and 6th within   read more

KC Teachers Start Football Season on a Winning Note

Author: Basil Waite

KC teachers and friends 2011 football team

Members of the KC teacher's football team and friends started off the Teachers United Football Association football competition on a winning note with a 1-0 victory over their Tarrant High counterparts in the opening match on May 25, 2010 at Clovelly Park.

The 2011 season involves some eight teams drawn   read more

The Atlanta Summer Reunion Session

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

The Atlanta Summer Reunion Session

It's been hot in Atlanta this summer but the old boys found time to chill out at the GT Lofts in Dunwoody for the first Atlanta Summer Reunion Session. This was our second visit to the GT Lofts. Our first was for the Annual George Thompson Scholarship Fund Dance in   read more

From Inner City Youth To Bar President

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Ian Wilkinson is grateful for his humble beginnings

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large
Sunday, June 12, 2011

HE was named after one of Jamaica's most eminent lawyers of all time and is the first head of the local Bar Association to emerge from the inner city.

For Ian Godfrey Wilkinson, whom his mother named after the late Queen's   read more

Former Jamaica Tennis Star Lance Lumsden Is Dead At 71

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Lance Lumsden

Jamaica Gleaner - Published: Thursday | June 23, 2011

Lance Lumsden, one of the best tennis players produced by Jamaica, passed away last Saturday at Andrews Memorial Hospital, St Andrew.

According to his nephew Richard Lumsden, the former Davis Cup player had been undergoing treatment for cancer when he   read more

A Few words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Khajeel Mais

We are saddened by the fatal shooting of Khajeel Mais, a young KC Old Boy who only recently completed grade 11, in a road rage incident in Kingston.

The taxi in which Khajeel was traveling was involved in a minor accident with a BMW sports utility vehicle. The driver   read more

The K.C Database: 19,000 Strong

Author: Wilfred McKenley

Wilfred Mcknely and Wayne Bryan

The KCOBA database containing the names of Old Boys who registered and attended KC over the period of 1925-2010 is almost ready for access by the KC family. The project spearheaded by Old Boys, Robert Kelly from the NY Chapter and Wilfred McKenley (Jamaica Chapter), with input from Merrick Foster   read more

George Thompson Scholarship Fund Increases Number Of Awards For 2011-2012 Academic Year.

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Crest

The George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund plans to increase the number of awards to students attending KC to 10 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Last year the fund issued four awards to KC students and two awards to KC Old Boys attending tertiary institutions.

The selections for the student   read more

Lennox Graham Named 2011 Ciaa Outdoor Women’S Track & Field Coach Of The Year

Author: Reprinted from Goldenbullsports.com

Lennox Graham

Third Coach of the Year honor for Graham 

GoldenBullSports.com story link:

Newport News, VA - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced Lennox Graham as the CIAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year as elected by the CIAA Track and Field Coaches Association. Graham   read more

Kingston College Chairman’s Message

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Stephen Vasciannie

June 18.  About three months have elapsed since the time of my last message, and so, I write to report on some of the main activities concerning Kingston College that have been addressed, or have been brought to the attention of the School Board.  Before proceeding, I note with much   read more

Lawrence Rowe - Beyond The Boundary

Author: Delano Franklyn

Lawrence Rowe in imperious form during his history-making double century of 214 in his first Test appearance against New Zealand in 1972.

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), led by my good friend Lyndel 'Mud' Wright, committed a grave error of judgement when it decided to name the players' pavilion at Sabina Park in honour of Lawrence Rowe. It would appear that the JCA, in arriving at its hurried and insular decision, focused   read more

The KC Volunteers I Have Witnessed

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Noel C. Spencer

In the past few months some things that we take for granted were brought to my attention as never before - the work of the volunteers of Kingston College.

I began to pay much closer attention to this matter last year when I visited the Clovelly campus in January   read more

Cricket Charity Festival for KC - Stroke of a Legend

Author: Basil Waite

KC Captain And Mcdirty

An exciting one day cricket festival is planned at KC's Melbourne campus on July 2nd.

Coordinator Julian Royal informs that the Charity Festival will be an annual event. The theme for the inaugural event is 'Stroke of a Legend'. As such the central focus will be the honoring of KC   read more