Cornwall College Alumni Development Drive

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009
 The Cornwall College Alumni Association of South Florida on Saturday, November 7, 2009 hosted their Fifteenth Annual Dinner Dance Banquet at the Fort Lauderdale Sheraton Hotel.
According to Lance Gibbs, President, it was one of the largest and most successful fundraising events to date. Preliminary reports indicate that a total of approximately US$14,000 WAS RAISED.
   All of the net proceeds will be donated to the School. President Gibbs in his Annual Report stated that three years ago the Association made a commitment to purchase enough desks and chairs to outfit the entire 7th Grade. This goal was met on schedule with a total of US$12,000 invested.
   Headnaster Denham McIntyre also submitted a Report which included details of the School's academic performance. He reported that the School achieved an overall pass rate of 88 percent in the 2009 Cape Exam results and overall percentage passes of 84.5 percentage in the CSEC Examination results.
  Head Boy Malike Kellier also presented a Report in which he lauded the accomplishments of the Association.
   Jeffery McLeod, Chairman of The Cornwall College Trust who was Master of Ceremonies reported on the work of the Trust in placing talented students in colleges throughout America. He also reported on long term plans to develop unused lands at the School with view toward sustainable economic development to augment the chronic budget shortage.
   One of the highlights of the function was the announcement of the establishment of "The Keith Thorpe Memorial Fund" in honour of the memory of the late Cornwallian who in the 1960s along with the legendary Billy Griffiths was one of Jamaica's leading footballers. The fund will be dedicated to assisting worthy students in pursuing their academic and sporting activities.
   Another highlight of the function was the honouring of Cornwallians Douglas Prout and Ledger Kellier, Playwright and Developer respectively for their "unrelenting support of the School"
   Representing the Montego Bay Chapter were Everton Anderson, Heroy Clarke and Clayton Morgan.

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