September 2011 Volume 8

A Few Words from the Editor

Dr. Glen Laman
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September 11, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.  KCOBA joined the world in remembrance of the victims who perished on that fateful day.

One of our own, KCOB Neil O. Hinds who was attending a seminar in one of the towers, lost his life as he attempted to flee the imploding structures.   We are reprinting Winston Stewart’s tribute to Neil this month.

We continue the tributes to KCOB and former principal, Wally Johnson, in this edition including a rare document provided by Ronnie Chin with Wally’s recollection of his most memorable moments during his years at KC.

In 1974, the BBC in London reviewed the Kingston College Chapel Choir’s Christmas album and declared KC as one of the world’s top school choirs. Recently, it was reported that the choir earned distinctions in Choral Singing exams offered for the first time in Jamaica last year by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The tradition of excellence continues.

From time to time, we hear of Old Boys who pass on to the next life way to soon.  This month we are pleased to bring you a story by Dr. Lazarus of an Old Boy who is still going strong at 97.

Atlanta Old Boys were recently observed hanging out with the Jamaican Ambassador to the US, Her Excellency, Audrey Marks.  She was in town for the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Banquet and for a reception in her honor hosted by the Benevolent Missions of Atlanta.

Our condolences to Earl Pitter, a past president of the Atlanta chapter, whose sister Norma passed on this month.

All roads lead to South Florida next month for the Florida chapter’s annual Purple Session. I hope to see many of you there.

Happy reading!

Glen Laman

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