November 2021 Volume 17

1964/65 Delta Class Establishes Scholarship Fund

Frank Hoo Mook
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We are pleased to announce the launching of a scholarship fund to benefit students at our beloved alma mater which has been funded for the 2021/2022 school year.

These funds are accumulated on the Donations link of the KC Old Boys USA association - DONATE NOW | Kingston College Old Boys Association USA Inc. ( and administered by the Bursar/ Vice Principal of the school at their discretion.

So who are the Delta Class of 64/65? Well, back in the old days, incoming students were allocated to their classes by the alphabet.....A,B,C,D, now you can guess how the name “Delta” came about. The 64/65 is very obvious, and yes, we are all currently in our 70's.

The advancement of technology allowed our group to slowly get together, beginning with the establishment of a Facebook group set up by Ken Reeves in 2013 as we began our search for each other. We soon migrated to email and WhatsApp as our main form of communication. To this was added a monthly Zoom Meeting.

Our only reunion of this group took place in August 2014 at the Pegasus Hotel. Seeing each other for. the first time in almost 50 years was an amazing experience to say the least. Along the way we discovered, sadly, those of us that had passed on, but on the joyful side managed to have as our special guest, Althea Young who was not only our math teacher, but also our Form Mistress.

During this reunion, we scheduled a visit to the North Street Campus and met with Principal Dave Myrie where we presented him with a three dimensional wood carving of The Right Reverend Percival Gibson, sculpted by one our gifted artists, Donald Smith, whose skills were honed in our Woodwork shop Class ran by the late Cecil Satchell.

Incidentally, we are still searching for two more of our artists, should anyone come across these name:; Hector Walker and Denzil Naar. We also had the opportunity of visiting our First Form class-room, and the Chapel. In those days Wednesday morning Chapel. devotions were conducted by our first headmaster, Bishop Gibson, and all of us had to be in attendance.

At our meeting with Principal Myrie the idea of “giving back” to KC, by this group was born. Sadly, the main organizer of the project and the man who organized the Pegasus Reunion, Hubert Wilson, passed away in 2017 . In fact, since that 2014 reunion we have lost Lanny Walters, who served as President of his local Kiwanis Club for many years, Lloyd McLean, the well known footballer, Bishop Norris Weir known for his annual gospel festivals and a founding member of the “Jamaicans” whose song “Ba Ba Boom” won first prize in the 1967 Independence Festival Song Competition.

Our Zoom meetings allowed us to establish this scholarship fund with great assistance from our Fortis brother, Perry Bloomfield, the former President of the KCOBAUSA. Our years at KC played an instrumental part in forging the men we are today, and we consider it a privilege to assist in the education and character of the young men who now roam those hallowed halls.


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