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GENERAL  INFORMATION:

CHAPTER EVENTS

New York

The Knox Association of Past Students (NY) will be having a Spring Fling on May 29 2009 at the Dunns River lounge, Rockville Center,NY . The session begins at 7:00 until..

Suggested admission price $10.00 – all proceeds in aid of Knox – Sixth Form Building.

This is the first event the NY chapter is hosting in a while !  Here is your chance to enjoy yourself, see old friends , make new ones , have fun- while raising funds for the great Citadel built on Rocks !

Dunns River Lounge

Source: www.dunnsriverlounge.com

Dunns River Lounge an upscale Caribbean bar and full service restaurant located in Rockville Centre, Long Island. Named after a popular waterfall in Jamaica, this trendy Caribbean lounge promises more spirits than what's bottled behind the bar.


Toronto

The Toronto Chapter will have its family day June 28, 2009, at the Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive Oakville, Ontario

Picnic Area: Tyrell "A

For more information Contact Sonia Lewis Ferguson, President at  kpsator@rogers.com

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KPSA TORONTO 16TH ANNUAL DINNER /DANCE

In April, the Toronto Chapter hosted its 16th annual dinner dance in Scarborough, Ontario.  The KPSA (Toronto) paid tribute to Mr. Astley Kirby, who served Knox in every custodial capacity for 44 years. Maas Astley as he was affectionately and respectfully known,  took care of Knox in every conceivable way. He and his staff made it possible to operate a school. Whether it was plumbing, electrical work, repairing and building furniture (including residential furniture)- it was always Mr. Kirby. He was reliable, and oftentimes left his home and family at odd hours to respond to an emergency. He was there from the very beginning, helping to clear bushes to build or extend a road so that the dream would become a reality. Astley Kirby was a dedicated an committed worker, a family man extraordinaire, a church man- worshiping and giving service at Spalding United Church where he is an officer .  He and his wife Gwendolyn are happily retired and enjoy visiting their children and grandchildren , attending graduation after graduation , and enjoying the successes. While at Knox , Mr. Kirby was a disciplinarian. –Ask almost any boarder boy – they will tell you. They feared him and we loved him as we all do.

Michelle Kirby, received the award on behalf of her father, who could not make it to the function.

RECOGNITION

Also recognized for outstanding achievement at the function were Knoxites, Dr. Patsy Kirby Barrett and Dr. Richard Kirby (her brother)

Both are educators. After leading Knox, Patsy graduated cum laude from Millikin University , Illinois ,and taught at Knox briefly. She then returned to Illinois State University to pursue a Masters degree. While raising a family with her husband Ivor, Patsy continued her academic pursuits- earning a Ed.S   degree from Valdosta State in Georgia and a Doctorate in Psychology from Auburn University in Alabama.

She is currently a School Psychologist in the Winston- Salem , North Carolina school system where she focuses on education and development of the children in the system. She is also an adjunct professor at High Point University in Winston- Salem. Patsy is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and enjoys golfing, scuba diving and precious family time.

Recognition of Patsy is also a recognition and a tribute to her parents –Astley and Gwendolyn Kirby and to Knox College- the citadel built on rocks.

Richard

Richard was House captain of Forbes Dennis House and represented the house in Soccer and in track and Field. He was the first recipient of the Thaon Jones Sports Award at Knox, and was the acclaimed winner of the prestigious John Beattie Award in 1979. After graduation from  Knox Community College , he too taught briefly at Knox College . From there,  it was the University of the West Indies , where he was one of a handful students invited  to pursue a degree in Special chemistry . His professors recognized his true potential. In 1990, Richard completed a Ph.D degree in Special Chemistry. His dissertation was entitled “Kinetics and Mechanisms of the Oxidation of l- Ascorbic acid and by Di- Nuclear cobalt (lll) Di-oxygen complexes.”

Richard also holds a Masters degree in business from Connecticut State University. He now teaches and heads the Science Department at the Hotchkiss School – an independent school in Connecticut, USA. He is also the head track coach. In 2003, he was awarded the Peter J Sharp Teaching chair for his contribution to education and his excellence as a teacher. He has travelled overseas with his family on professional business to Australia, Italy, and Antarctica. Next year, he and his wife Celia and their children Rachael and Christopher will spend part of his sabbatical in Botswana, where he will teach science at the Maru-a -Pula School.

Recognition of Richard is also a recognition and a tribute to his parents –Astley and Gwendolyn Kirby and to Knox College- the citadel built on rocks.

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South Florida

The Florida Chapter will host a grand poolside party – again to raise funds for Knox. In December, they hosted a Christmas party- another fund raising, fun affair.

More information is as indicated :

GRAND POOLSIDE PARTY

When: Sunday May 24th, 2009 (Memorial Day Weekend)
From 12:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m.

 Where: At Dehlia's house in Southwest Ranches.

Please contact Patricia Ellis at pattyuc@aol.com or Jean Slosberg at jslosberg@comcast.net for further information about the event.  Entry tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate for $10.00. Contact Patricia Ellis at pattyuc@aol.com for tickets, directions are also on the back of the tickets.

The admission fee includes a delicious plate of Jamaican food. You will have a choice of curry goat, BBQ chicken or brown stew chicken, with rice and peas.

The admission does not include drinks or dessert. These include coconut water, sodas, water, potato pudding, coconut jelly etc.

The coconut water can either be purchased by the glass or in one gallon containers.

Remember to bring your appetite and your bathing suit!

RAFFLE TICKETS:

Raffle tickets will be for sale at the party for $5.00 per ticket. The raffle prize is a $100.00 gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant. Proceeds from the event will go toward redoing the plumbing in Knox Junior School’s main bathroom.

CONTACT , JEANIE, jslosberg@comcast.net , PAT pattyuc@aol.com OR PHIL HARRISON (Harrison, Phil (Amer Div/Int-JAX) [phil_harrison@ml.com]) FOR DIRECTIONS  and further information.

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Congratulations –

To : LeVar  Miehlke, son of Knoxite, Patsy Kirby Barrett who graduated from North Carolina A&T University with a degree in engineering. He was scouted while he was still in school, and will be working for an international company.  Congrats to LeVar and to proud Mom, Patsy.

Also attending the function to help celebrate – grandparents- Mr. and Mrs. Astley Kirby, of Knox / Spalding. They too deserve congratulations!

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To: Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Higgins, parents of Knoxites (Marcia, Valerie (RIP) , Michael, and Cyprian ) . The Higgins’ celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on April 8. Mr. Higgins also celebrated his 83rd birthday recently. The family lived on the campus of Cobbla Youth Camp where he was the Director.

TO: MR. EDWARD TAYLOR

Father of Knoxite Eddie Taylor , who celebrated his 80th  with a “bashment” organized by his family. The event took place in Palm Coast, Florida

TO: LAURENCE (Larry ) James ; (Knoxite)

Larry has volunteered to participate in a 100 mile bike race around Lake Tahoe on June 7. This is a fundraiser organized by the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society to help in the fight against this disease.

More than just riding, Larry will be riding with a sash with the name of his great friend, Knoxite Nigel Watt who lost his battle with Leukemia some 4 years ago. Larry is willing memorialize the names of any loved one who lost their fight to cancer , stroke , heart disease etc , by wearing sash with their names . You may email him at  LLJAMES1@EARTHLINK.NET and visit his website WWW.LARRYRIDES4LLS.COM

Larry James rides in the spirit of Knox- volunteering and giving –

Niti servire , neque cedere

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Recently Douglas Clarke was the featured guest on “Jam Session” , on WMBR radio, where he was interviewed by Knoxite, Carol Muschette Kirk. WMBR is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) radio station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Jam Session" is a weekly Caribbean radio music program over 20 years old with significant listenership on the Harvard U./MIT campuses, over 50 colleges in the Boston area and surrounding regions in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and globally via the Internet. 

The interview centered on matters relating to Knox and Knox alumni , his fraternity (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. ) and his role as an educator.

Carol is host of the weekly program and also hosts a TV talk show program. She also returned to teach at Knox briefly.

Dr. Karl Wright

The United Negro College Fund recently held it 65th anniversary dinner at the Sheraton Towers in New York City. Among the special guests was Knoxite -Dr. Karl Wright, President of Florida Memorial College, In Miami Gardens ,FL, and it is southern Florida’s only historically black college. The College was established in 1879. In the words of President Wright “The Florida Memorial University family prepares goal-oriented students to excel academically and succeed in life’s journey.”

Douglas Clarke (Knoxite) and his wife, Ann- Marie were special guests of the President.

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MILESTONES

MRS. Ivy May Beckford, mother –in- law of Knoxite , Hugh Sandford passed away recently in Jamaica. Our prayers and condolences to the Beckford / Sandford and extended families.

Belated condolences to :  Nancy (Bouffard) and Jean (Slosberg), who lost their mom, Mrs. Ruth Clarage recently. Mrs. Clarage, former businesswoman in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was part of the Knox landscape for several years, mostly as a parent. Her husband, the late Dick Clarage was Chair of the Knox Board of Governors.

Sadly, Nancy and Jean also lost their adopted brother, Knoxite Zdenk Fogl only days after their mom passed. (Zdenk siblings are Rene and Alena- Knoxites.)

Condolences to Harrisons (Spalding /Knox)

Mrs. G. Harrison lost her brother and his wife Jack and Daisy Prendergast in a car accident in Florida recently. The Knox community extends belated condolences to the family as we continue to pray for everlasting comfort and love. Nieces and nephews of the departed ones include Claudia (Holmwood alum), Dehlia, Joan, Dian, Philip, Mark, and William (Bill) Harrison.

Ruby Platt Cole, Knoxite, mother of Marlene Heron Levy (Knoxite from Knox Junior school all the way to Knox community College) , aunt of Patsy , Richard,  Jennifer , Rose , Michelle , Andrew and Miguel Kirby  passed away recently after a short illness. We extend our love and our prayers to the family and the extended family. 

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT CHAPTER EVENTS ! REMEMBER TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR BELOVED KNOX !

Submitted by Douglas ClarkeMay 20th, 2009

Niti servire, neque cedere


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Events in 2009:

Early plans are afoot for a Knox “spring Fling” for Knoxites, friends and family in the New York Area. It is hoped that this inofromal dance will provide an opportunity for Knoxites in the area to come together once again , while raising funds to benefit Knox. So far, we have identified the Sixth Form block at Knox as a possiblity. More of that to come.

An ad hoc committee has been established to to work out details and we will keep you informed.

At the same time please do not forget to support the Toroonto chapter. Their Annual Spring dinner / dance will take place on April 4 . For more information , contact Sonia Lewis Ferguson as kpsator@rogers.com

Submitted on February 21st, by Douglas Clarke

Also:

The Knox Florida Chapter will be hosting a Grand Poolside Party in South Florida, on May 24th in South Florida. For more information contact Jean Slosberg at <jslosberg@comcast.net>

Submitted March 15th, 2009


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The Knox Summer Schools operated like a University, and exposed ordinary and the not so ordinary to the best that in the world of intellect and the humanities. The concept was organized and produced largely through the instrumentality of Jean Davidson.

 The following articles will inform and recall. (See also my notes)dc

 
THE DAILY GLEANER, SATURDAY AUGUST 8 1953

The boldness is paying off

At Knox Summer School

Gleaner Staff Reporter

SPALD1NGS, Cn., Aug. • 5:

The yearly bold try-out in way of life is going on now at Knox College.

A hundred people together for two weeks this summer are reading, writing, painting, praying, studying, music practicing , dancing plain lazing — and talking politics.

Knox College is a dozen red and white buildings sprawled beautifully on the brow of the hill overlooking this town. The mornings sparkle here, and the evenings are cool, and sounds come up from the valleys in the afternoons.

The boldness is paying off. Since last Monday eve’s lead-off on a lecture by Daily Gleaner's Editor, Theodore E. Sealy ("On the road to Nationhood") the course has settled down to a pattern of pursuit of political discussions, while .simultaneously creating the arts and wooing the crafts.

Artists do not exactly lurk behind every bush, but several easels dot the College perimeter. Among them I saw Albert Huie placing his firm strokes on a small landscape canvas, and Cors Hamilton whipping op a promising little thing of banana trees in growth on the edge of Spaldings.

Pat Montgomery is clicking out a short story which may well end up in the Gleaner, and potter Cecil Baugh talked preoccupiedly over a new kiln idea.

Humour and advice

Just before sunset yesterday behind a screen of trees dancer Ivy Baxter and her company were practising a routine; then in the late evening Tom Murray's string quartette played a Haydn trio and Kay Campbell sang to their accompaniment a quietly pretty excerpt from a Bach Cantata.

Through it all the Rev. Lewis Davidson, head of Knox College, roams with quiet words of humour and advice.

The lectures are strongly attended. Last night Mr. David Coore spoke on "Our duty to ourselves as an emerging People," stressing the need for sound leadership in emergence.

Tonight it will be Dr. W. E. McCulloch, and tomorrow night Dr.Cecily Williams will talk on "Our duty to family and children”.

The morning seminars encompass most of the -hard core of this summer course. Chosen with a view to concentration on matters close up to the country rather than academic sweep, the headings include 'Education,' by Professor D'Aeth; 'Citizenship.' By Mr. Rawle Farley: Economic and Agricultural Development by Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Burke: 'Home Life and Social Welfare,' by Dr. Cecily Williams and Mr. E. Lowes.

No leash is held on ideas in this place at all — the road blocks are down for discussions."Give us- a spirit of quest," sportshirted Rev. Cyril Dorsett prayed at morning devotions' today, and chose for his opening hymn "Unite us in tie sacred love of knowledge, truth and Thee,“And let our hills and valleys shout the songs of liberty”.

NOTE:  Hon. David Coore, OJ Q.C., was Deputy Prime Minister and Finance, and also served as Foreign Minister

Dr. the Hon. Cecily Williams was a pioneer in the field of medicine and was honored by the Jamaican Government for her work in health care, particularly her diagnosis of the common and often fatal condition kwashiorkor in Africa.

Hon. Theodore Sealy former editor –in-chief of The Daily Gleaner, and lecturer in the Department of Mass Communications of the University of the West Indies was the Dean of Journalism in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

 Ivy Baxter was Jamaica’s dance pioneer. In her choreography, she successfully fused classical as well as traditional styles, and Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford was one of her early students. He later went on to found the world famous NDTC.

 Albert Huie, Master painter and a true pioneer , is widely considered the Father of Jamaican Painting

 The name Cecil Baugh is synonymous with pottery- a teacher and potter and a legend. In Caribbean artistry, he is second to none.

 

Subbmitted by Douglas Clarke, Dec. 31st, 2007.


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The National Association of Independent Schools (nicknamed Prep schools) recently held its annual People of Color Conference in Boston, Massachusetts USA.

The conference centered of matters pertaining to minorities in Independent schools throughout the USA.

Rachel Scott Beare , Director of Administration and Financial Aid at Lakeside School , Seattle  WA , presented a well received paper “Diversity : Lakeside School continued efforts at inclusiveness”.

Rachel is a Knoxite – past student and daughter of former principal George Scott and his wife Pauline – herself a Knox alumna

Also in attendance at the conference and representing Philips – Exeter Academy, New Hampshire was Dr. Maxine Clarke- Knox alumna and daughter of former Spalding resident, Mrs., Louise Clarke

Other Knoxites at the helm of Independent Schools in the USA include Dr. Richard Kirby, of Hotchkiss Academy in Connecticut.. Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Astley Kirby. Mr. Kirby served Knox for 44 years in various capacities, including Head Custodian.

Submitted by Douglas Clarke, December 10th, 2007

(KAPS-NY)

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Mrs. Malcolm, the principal of Knox Junior School would like to send a big thank you to the Toronto Chapter for generously donating all of the equipment for the new Junior School playground. The pieces have been ordered and the playground should be up and running by the end of November. The students are anxiously awaiting the completion of the project!

Submitted by Jeanie Slosberg, October 20th, 2006

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Douglas Clarke is always a wealth of information about Knox. You want to know something about Knox? Ask Douglas!
Jeanie

KNOX NEWS, submitted by Douglas Clarke.

FAMILY DAY PICNIC

The Knox Association of Past Students, (NY) held their family day picnic on August 19, 2006 at the Hempstead Lake State Park , in Long Island , NY.


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations are in order for Knoxite, Earl Buckle, class of 1973. Earl is the Vice Principal of Excelsior High /school in Jamaica . He was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue Doctoral Studies in North Carolina . State University , in Raleigh . Earl will do a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration

KAPS heartily congratulates Buckle and we wish him continued success and God's blessings.

Congratulations are also in order for Barrington Ranglin, who recently became a grandfather of twin girls

Congrats also to Colonel George Reynolds, who has been promoted to full colonel in the Jamaica Defence Force. Congrats and keep the Knox flame burning in the JDF.


KNOX AND THE CARIFOLK SINGERS ( JAMAICA )

The Award winning Carifolk singers from Jamaica gave at least three stellar performances in the New York Area in June to commemorate Caribbean Heritage Month. Performing with the group was the founder, Knox Principal, the Reverend Dr. Gordon Cowan. Also performing as a drummer was Knox Past Student Philip Supersad . “Supa” treated the audience to a solo performance on the Kumina drums. This was well received. Philip is a master potter and painter and operates the Supersad Studios on North Street in Kingston Jamaica . Knox has been associated with the performing and visual arts from its inception, and this tradition continues. Congratulations, both!


Dr. THE HON LOUISE BENNET COVERLEY AND KNOX

The Knox Association of Past Students officially notes the passing of Jamaica 's Queen and Comedy and Folklore. We say like all others- Walk Good, Miss Lou.

Miss Lou was associated with Lewis and Jean David son and Knox the early years.

Dr. and Mrs. Davidson were pioneers of Literacy in Jamaica. They worked with the World Literacy movement at Friends College in Highgate, St. Mary. To raise funds for a massive project that was being undertaken, several concerts were planned. Miss Lou came down from Kingston and performed to help the cause. The relationship with the Davidsons began.

Many years later at the Knox summer Schools (which paved the way for Continuing Education at the University of the West Indies) , Miss Lou came down to Knox to perform and to assist the drama workshop which was part of the program.

We once again salute Miss Lou and her work in the development of Jamaican theater.


SO LONG-, WALK GOOD.

We said goodbye to Knox alumnae Blondette Knox recently. Blondette was funeralised at the church she worshipped, the Webster Memorial Church in Half-Way-Tree , Jamaica . Several members of the Knox community turned out to support her family and to pay tribute. Sheila Arscott Smith gave a tribute on behalf of Knox. She spoke of Blondette's excellence in sports (Netball) and in Math and Science. While at Knox. She also recalled Blondette's dedication to her alma mater through her involvement in the past students' association. Veronica Gosley Baker gave the remembrance and spoke in glowing terms of Blondette as a person with a winsome personality and all round Knox person.

Past student Rev. Gary Harriot, Assistant Pastor of the church participated in the service. Family members include (sisters) Angela Kong Chung and Paula Kong Sinclair.

Other Knoxites present include Col. Audley Carter , Douglas Clarke, Annette Lloyd, Lorna Shay, Sheila Peart, Marilyn Hall Ricketts, Donna Duncan Soares and Mrs. Gloria Miller Swaby, past principal of Knox Junior School .

*Belated condolences to Diane (Stiebel Davis and Joy Stiebel Wilson on the passing of their mother Dulcie Stiebel recently. Thanksgiving service was held at the St. Andrew Parish Church on August 4 . The Stiebels attended Knox in the 60s.


KEEPING IN TOUCH

We heard from Roy and Fran Schlobohm recently. They still continue to enjoy their retirement in West Covina , California and their love for Knox has never faded.

They informed us the Alex Gradussov, former teacher at Knox passed away in Australia recently. Alex and his wife Shirley taught at Knox and lived in Australia. Condolences to the family.

The Schlobohms send their love to all.

(NOTE: Rev. Schlobohm was the Chaplain at Knox and taught Religious Studies and Ethics; Mrs. Schlobohm held several volunteer positions including responsibility for staff welfare and housing)

*Heard from Carol Muschette Kirk - past student. Carol is a media personality. She co- hosts programs on MIT Radio and WMBR in Cambridge MA

She will manage an international women's TV program on cable TV in Montgomery , MD starting in September.

JABLUM USA

We heard from past student, Edgar Munn. Edgar now makes his home in Gainsville , GA. Like his father before him, (The Hon. Keble Munn, Minister of Agriculture in the Cabinets of Norman Manley and of Michael Manley) , Edgar has been involved in coffee distribution – particularly the world famous Blue Mountain Coffee.

Submitted by DOUGLAS CLARKE, August 14th, 2006

 NITI SERVIRE NEQUE SERVIRE

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UPDATE ON PATRICIA MARKLAND:

Hey Guys,

I would just like to inform you of the passing of Patricia Markland.  Patricia passed away peacefully this evening in her sleep.  Thanks to all of you who responded to my email about assistance for Patricia.  A lot of you I know were questioning the request.......well it is not too late to help. 

We have a BBQ planned in her honour for July 29, 2006.  Tickets are ready and are being sold as we speak.  We are still going ahead with our plans.  It will be held in Christiana at the Case's residence.  This fund will no longer go towards her medication but to the family to assist with Final arrangements.  Please give the family all your support.  Contribution for the BBQ is $500.00.

If you are unable to make it, show your support by contributing what you have.  Funds can be deposited to BNS a/c # 9393, Patricia Markland, Cross Roads Branch. I can be contacted at h_sharline@yahoo.com

As soon as funeral arrangements are made i will let you know.   Thanks again for your time and remember to take some time to talk to friends and loved ones, you'll never know how important they are to you until they are gone. 

May God Bless you All.


Sparkle
Submitted July 5th, 2006

 

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A message from Sharline Hall Howell:

Hi guys, I am trying to solicit contributions to assist Patricia, 28 yrs Old past Knoxite "Class of 94".  She was diagnosed with Neuro Endocrine Carcinoid Tumors since December 05.  It originated in her stomach and has spread to her spinal cord causing severe breathing and circulation problems.  Her medication cost $8,700 per unit (5 doses).  Patricia however needs 6 doses per day to survive.  Presently all she is on is morphine for the severe pains as that is all she can afford right now.

I went to see her on Saturday and for those of you who know her you will remember that funny high spirited person well nothing has changed but her appearance.  She is of high spirit and still as funny as before, I wanted to cry but I could not because of the unbelievable and unsurmountable strength and faith that she possesses.  It takes her a while to get around her room but she is trying.  She was working with RGD until a couple months ago when her condition got worse. 

She really needs our help so could you all take a little time from your busy schedule to forward this to ALL THE KNOXITES you are in contact with.  Who knows you may have friends and family who are willing to give to a worthy cause.  Spread the word around.  Times are hard, but the little you give no matter how small will go a long way and I am sure she would be very grateful.  For those of you who are willing to help could you please email me and we can make arrangements as to how to get the funds to her. I have a contact number for her, but she is not always able to talk because the cancer alters her hormone level so today she will do ok and tomorrow well you can never tell, so if you would like to talk to her email me your numbers and I'll past it on so she can call to express her thanks and gratitude to you.

I will leave you all with a quote " A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out", Patricia needs some real friends now so make a stand and make your presence be felt.  We are lucky to have health and strength so I am encouraging all of you to make the best of your time with family and friends cause you never know how long we have left with them.  Set aside a time of the year/month/week/day/hour/second just for your family/friends/loved ones.  Tell them or remind them how much they mean to you before it is too late. Thank you all and have a wonderful day and may the Lord increase your blessings abundantly.

Sparkle

Sharline Hall Howell <h_sharline@yahoo.com>

Submitted June 22nd, 2006

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Knox alumni, Ambassador Ralston Smith has been appointed Deputy Commonwealth Secretary General. He is the first Jamaican to be appointed
to the post. In his new position he will be responsible for policy development, trade and economic issues, as well as development cooperation.

Ambassador Smith is JAMAICA'S permanent representative to the Office of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies in Geneva. He is also
Jamaica's  Ambassador to the World Trade Organization - WTO.

The Knox Association of Past Students heartily congratulates Ralston and
wishes him a successful term in his new post

Submitted by Douglas Clarke
May 4th, 2006
Niti servire, neque, cedere

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KNOX COLLEGE DACOSTA CUP:

The following exchange is between Mr. Malcolm, the head of the Sports Department at Knox College, and Angela Letts, who is a member of the Knox Past Students Association, NY Chapter regarding a request for donations to help the Knox Soccer team prepare for the DaCosta Cup. The New York Chapter was able to raise $2,000.00 toward the DeCosta Cup. The funds were donated to Knox and the donation was greatly appreciated.

MESSAGE FROM ANGELA LETTS:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL.I JUST TO UPDATE YOU ON RECENT ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION, WE MANAGED TO DONATE $2000:00 TO THE DACOSTA CUP FOOTBALL TEAM AT KNOX. I CAN TELL YOU IT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Submitted by Angela Letts, December 15th, 2005.

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MESSAGE FROM MR. MALCOLM:
Attention: Knox Past students association (New York Chapter)

The sport department would like to take this opportunity to formally thank the New York chapter of the Knox Past Student association for their generous donation towards our Dacosta Cup football team.

Through your donation we were able to purchase a second set of footwear for the boys. Of the twenty three (23) pairs of footwear that were purchased eight (8) pairs were given to some of the boys and the next fifteen (15) pairs are presently in the Bursar's office and will be distributed accordingly to need next season. The invoice and bill are also handed in to the Bursar with shoes.

The first round of the competition is almost completed and we are presently in third place in zone.

Thank you again for your contribution and may God continue to bless you as you seek to help us in the future.

Yours truly,

Michael Malcolm

Head of the Sport Dept.
December, 2005


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Please see Knox College information below. Congratulations to the graduates. We urge you all to support the football camp in any way. We certainly need a shot in the arm in this area.
Very good news about the summer camp – Knox College started this tradition several decades ago and it is good to see the rebirth.

Douglas Clarke
Niti , servire , neque cedere

Message from Roger Beadle at Knox College:
Knox News

Regards

Roger Beadle

Submitted by Douglas Clarke July 13th, 2005

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We have been informed that Knoxites and their relatives and friends living in London are doing fine after the tragic bombing there. Special thanks to Garry Davis for the update. Garry himself was not allowed to leave his office for several hours, but he was able to touch base with several people from the citadel built on rocks.

Thank God and prayers for those who were hurt and to the families of those who lost their loved ones.

Douglas Clarke

Niti, Servire, neque cedere
Submitted July 7th, 2005

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KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR:

1. On entering the TVJ junior Schools Challenge quiz for the first time, we made it to the second round.

2. On entering for the first time, we placed third in the Manchester 4H competitions in the junior category. We had one entry in the national 4H poster competitions and we placed second island wide.

3. We gained three gold and one silver medal at the parish level in the JCDC dance competitions. Two of the dances made it to the national finals where they preformed creditably.

4. We gained one silver medal in the JCDC speech competitions at the parish level.

5. We gained two gold, one silver, one bronze medal in music at the Paris level in the JCDC competitions. Two pieces made it to the national finals where we gained two trophies for best junior and most outstanding overall classroom instrument presentation.

6. We compete in many local track and field meets as well in the National Prep School Championship which meets in Kingston in June. We came 20th out of 54 schools at the national prep school championships with 12 pts, a silver medal and the trophy for the most improved school.

7. In 2005 we entered 22 students to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test ( GSAT ). Seventeen out of 22 students who sat this test (GSAT- is the exam which places you into high school) got their school of first choice (on registration for the exam their parents had to indicate on a form their five schools of choice in preferential order). To do this they had to score quite high grades. The averages are as follows:
Math---78%
Language Arts---75%
Social studies---79%
Science ----76%
Communication task----75%.
Most of the scores were in the high eighties and nineties.

Submitted July 3rd, 2005


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Hello Knox family:

Knox did not have a representative at the Penn Relays this year.  However, we expect that our outstanding athletes (Carlington Morgan and Bartlett
Barnett) will continue to represent Knox and eventually Jamaica, land we love. Let us give them all the support - and to Mr. Michael Malcolm,
Athletic Director, and the athletic staff.

Other news:

Knox College was the recipient of 10 computers for the new computer lab, courtesy of the Jamaica National Building Society. The new lab is designed
to accommodate 40 students, so we need at least 30 more. If there are any members of the Knox family who would like to make a contribution, (through your business or otherwise) , please get in touch with the Principal of Knox College, Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowan.

We received a note from KNOX, thanking us for our contribution to the Hurricane rebuilding efforts. On behalf of the Knox community ( outside of
Knox),  I would like to thank everyone who responded so positively  and so quickly to our requests for help , including those who patronized the fund
raising dance hosted by KAPS (NY), and the individual contributions.  The extensive recovery efforts on campus are all but completed.  The Office of
National Reconstruction (ONR) was also instrumental in assisting with the rebuilding of Knox.

4H CLUB:

The Annual 4-H Club Parish Achievement Day for the parish of Manchester was held at the Chudleigh Recreational grounds on April 12, 2005. The theme was "Protect Produce and Prepare for Prosperity", a relevant theme - citing the devastation of Hurricane Ivan last year.
Seventeen All - Age, Primary and High Schools participated, including Knox Junior School and Knox College.

HERE ARE THE SIGNIFICANT RESULTS OF THE DAY'S COMPETITION:

Knox College won the 1st prize for rabbit care and management

Knox College won second prize for budding and grafting,

Knox College won second prize for public speaking

Knox College won second prize for the Boys' competition

Knox College won third prize for the Girls' competition.

Knox College was the overall High School champion

Knox College was crowned Parish champions 2005

We congratulate the winners, the participants, the 4H club leader at Knox,
Mrs. Icilda Whyte and staff. 

( Mrs. Icilda Whyte is also the Manchester parish President for the Leaders' Association ).

"Knox College aims to equip boys and girls, and men and women with the training, knowledge and techniques and character that will fit them to live
well themselves, and to contribute to the development of the country. The essence of the plan is simply TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE , whatever those needs may be."

From souvenir program at the opening of Knox College on  September 3, 1947. The school was declared opened by Mrs. Sylvia Foot,
(later Lady Foot), wife of the then Colonial Secretary.

DOUGLAS CLARKE

"Niti Servire, Neque Cedere
Submitted April 30th, 2005

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In our last email, we reported that Knox did not have student athlete representing Jamaica at the 34th renewal of the CARIFTA Junior games in
Tobago, West Indies.

This is incorrect.

Bartlett Barnett was a member of the  under 17 boys 4x400 meters relay team that won a silver medal.

We apologize to Bartlett, to Mr. Michael Malcolm - Athletic Director at Knox and the coaching staff.

We extend out congratulations to Bartlett and we all look forward to greater things.

(Thanks to Mrs. Malcolm and Mr. Beadle for pointing out this error)

Submitted by,
DOUGLAS  CLARKE - "NITI, SERVIRE, NEQUE CEDERE
April 1st, 2005


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Greetings Fellow Knoxites!
For those who remember my brother George (Scott), I just wanted to let you know that he is being honoured this weekend by the West Indies Association in Hartford as an "Outstanding Business Leader". I'll be there!

Best wishes,
Ruth

Submitted by Ruth Watt (Scott), March 29th, 2005

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The 34th CARIFTA games will begin today at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in the island of Tobago (Twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago)

While Knox may not have any athletes on the powerful team, there is a Knoxite present. Dr. Gwynn Jones, past student and son of Leo and Barbara is
the team physician. (It turns out that we did hava a representative from Knox, see massage dated April 1st '05 above).

We congratulate Gwynn and wish him all the very best on this trip. We also send best wishes to the entire Jamaican team, and we are confident that
Jamaicans will continue to dominate this meet, even as new stars are born.

Douglas Clarke (NY)

Niti, servire, neque cedere
Submitted March 26th, 2005

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In addition to our victories at the VMBS Boys championships, there is some more good news coming out of the citadel built on rocks. Thanks to Roger
Beadle, Administrator and Web Developer at Knox, we are kept abreast of happenings. Thanks again also to Jeanie Clarage Slosberg and her husband Dr. Phil Slosberg for their sustained and dedicated service to Knox affairs.

As we reported last week, Carlington Morgan won the 400 meters and the 800 metres events at "champs", held at the National Stadium. Knoxite Morgan was crowned Class 1 champion (along with 2 other athletes from competing schools).

SCHOOLS CHALLENGE

The Schools challenge team continues with the winning ways. They defeated Mannings High 35-28 to advance to the next round. Of the 64 teams that
entered the competition, only 15 remain-including Knox College. I hope to provide you with the names of the students as well as their tutor(s) next
time.

BASKETBALL

Basketball continues to thrive at Knox. Knox is beginning to make an impact as the premier basketball school in central Jamaica. This achievement is the result of great perseverance, diligence and the hard work that is common to those from the citadel built on rocks.

The under 16 team has advanced to the best of three finals with the highly touted Old Harbor. Knox went on to the finals for the first time in the
school's history. Knox soundly defeated the defending champs in the first game, and suffered a setback in the second game. Results of the third game
were not available up to press time. Whatever the outcome, we are winners!

The U-19 team did not do that well, but we take pride in the fact that  Omar Williams was selected to the all rural team to play the urban U-19 champs, Kingston College.

We congratulate the teams, coaches and other staff working with and supporting the Knox basketball teams.

K  N  O X sons of Knox - Men from the citadel built on rocks
Work hard - play hard and do your best to win
And if by chance you meet defeat, you face it with a grin! (laugh)


Douglas Clarke

Niti, servire, neque cedere
Submitted by Douglas Clarke March 22nd, 2005

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KNOX EXCELS AT CHAMPS:
We send heartiest congratulations to Knox College  athlete,  Carlington Morgan, for his gold medal performance in the Boys Class 1 400 meters event in the VMBS Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston yesterday.  Morgan clocked 48.06 seconds.

But Morgan did not stop there. He went on to win the gold medal in the 800 meters event with a time of 1:50.73, beating Vere and Holmwood in the process. He also beat Holmwood's athlete in the 400 meter event.

Also, in the class 2 boys 400 meters event, young Barthlette Barnett took the bronze medal in 49.08 seconds.

Knox athletes were up against some of the most powerful, and experienced young athletes in Jamaica. Knox also lacks some of the most basic resources
to assist in sustained training. It is in that vein that the success here is even more profound and exciting

K-n-o-x, sons of Knox...


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Thanks to the dedication, planning and leadership skills of Mr. Malcolm, the head of the Knox College physical education department, the students have been able to achieve their full potential in athletics at Knox. Mr. Malcolm gets the coaches to teach the various sports, such as basketball, track and cricket. He does all the background planning and facilitate the acquisition of whatever they need to do their jobs. He has been at Knox for the last 14 years and has taught several subjects before becoming the head of the PE department. We salute Mr. Malcolm for his dedication to Knox and for helping the students reach for the stars.

Also, we send congratulations to our neighboring sister school- Holmwood Technical High. Holmwood captured the Girls event for the second straight year.


Douglas Clarke

Niti, Servire, neque cedere
Submitted March 20th, 2005

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THE KNOX REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF '83 AND '84, IN VEGAS HAS BEEN CHANGED:
The date of the class of '83 and '84 reunion in Vegas has been changed to June or July '06. The original date was set for this summer, but the plans have been changed since Rae is out of the country and won't be back until April '06. However, if people are still interested in going to Vegas this summer ('05) arrangements can be made to do so if we can find someone who would like to take over making the arrangements for Rae. If no one can be found to take over making the arrangements, the reunion will be held in '06. Please contact Rae McFarlane at WUKAMAN69@aol.com for updates on the reunion or if you would like to help with planning the reunion this summer.

More on the reunion: Rae McFarlane is planning a reunion gettogadda in LAS VEGAS, it will be a prelude to the Knox reunion in Jamaica in '07. The class of 1983 and 1984 could meet up in Vegas and have a great weekend. No special banquet or anything like that just to meet and greet and have a good time, then plan for the 2007 Knox High School reunion in Jamaica. Link up all your friends from these two year groups whether they stayed to graduate at Knox or not.

There is a page dedicated to this event on the front page, so please stay tuned to this website for updates on this event, as plans progress.

Updated March 17th, 2004

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Message from Mark Beckford:

I attended Knox in the late 1970's.  I own a resort in San San, Portland Jamaica , “El Cielo, The Spa Palace”

I may be reached at (973) 296-7752 or in Jamaica (876)993-7224.  I advertise on the website www.vacationhomes.com   and will apply the Knox Past Student discount.

Regards,

Mark Beckford

Digital Exchange Systems, Inc
201-288-5000
March 3rd, 2005

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I am pleased to announce that the Knox College Debating team was crowned champion for the third consecutive time in the Manchester Parish Credit Union League. They defeated Spalding High in the finals.

The Knox Association of Past Students (NY) congratulates the debating team and hopes for continued success.

Douglas Clarke

Niti, servire, neque cedere
Submitted March 1st, 2005

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NEWS FROM KNOX:
Some interesting development that the Association members may want to know:

Knox College Under-16 Basketball team (see attached photo) crown National Champion in the ISSA Basketball competition  after defeating Old Harbour.

Knox College School Challenge Quiz team defeat McGrath High 46-22 in round one of the Quiz competition.

Regards Roger Beadle
Submitted by Roger Beadle administator at Knox High School, February 18th, 2005

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Message to Dr. Cowens the Knox College principal, on behalf of the Knox Past Students Assocaiation, NY Chapter:


Dear Dr. Cowan,
Thank you for yours. The Knox Association of Past Students is pleased to be able to assist our great alma mater in this and every other area. We will continue to do our best for the citadel (city) built on rocks. We anticipate that other contributions will be sent shortly, as we have been collecting, and we held a fund raising dance specifically for this project.

Please continue to keep us informed on developments.

On another matter, please accept and pass on our congratulations to the U-16 basketball team on being crowned National Champion in the ISSA basketball
competition and also to the Knox College School Challenge team. We wish them continued success.

Douglas D. Clarke - "  Niti, servire, neque cedere"
February 18th, 2005

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Message from Dr. Rev.Cowens to the NY Chapter:

Dear Mr. Clarke,

Many thatnks to you and the members of the Knox Past Students Association (New York Chapter) for the contribution to the Hurricane Relief Fund.  It is most gratitifying that past students respond so promptly to our pleas in times of worry.

You will be pleased to know that the recovery efforts are well underway and through public sector response is tardy, we are hopeful that significant
repair will be completed.

Please convey our heartfelt thanks to all the members of the Association and well-wishers who might have contribution to your generous gift.

Yours faithfully,

Gordon Cowans
Knox College Principal

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TORONTO CHAPTER'S SPRING DINNER AND DANCE:

Knox Past Students Association (Toronto Chapter) held their Annual Spring Dinner & Dance on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 in Toronto.
Phone: 416-746-5772

Music was supplied by: Sugar Bird International

The
keynote speaker was:
Hon. Mr. Michael H. Tulloch
Superior Court Judge, Brampton

Proceeds from the dance were in support of the Knox Complex of Schools.

Submitted by Sonia Lewis Ferguson, May, 2005.

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Submitted by Karl Graham, January 20th, 2005

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Donovan “Peter” Reid, Patsy Barrett “Kirby”, Kirk Budhai, Mickie Douglas, Wilford Coke are trying to start a KAPSCAROLINAS chapter of Knox past students in the Carolinas (north & south).  Any knowing the whereabouts of any knoxites in the Carolinas please contact the KAPSCAROLINAS Police at kapscarolinas@easymovers.com

Smile!
Don Reid

President

www.easymovers.com

info@easymovers.com

Submitted November 2nd, 2004

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Hi everyone,
So far, our Chapter has been well represented by our contributions, totalling a sum of $1,050 Canadian. My sincere appreciation goes out to the following individuals:
Beverley Brooks
Jacqueline Kirby
Jennifer Ogilvie
Lavern (Allens) Lanns
Arlene Nash
Rita (Lewis) Gayle
Sharee Simpson
Vadsie Virtue-Dyer
Donations committed:
Steve Lemonious
Marlene McIntosh
Everton Smith
I am able to remit funds at no cost to the NCB a/c that has been opened for this purpose. So far & excluding $130 recently sent, the total is up to just > J$68K, a far cry from the amount needed.  Cheques should be made payable to Knox Past Students Association c/o myself @ 6626 10th Line West, Mississauga, Ont. L5N 5L3. Tell a Knox pal, the school desparately needs our help. My apologies to those of you if you were missed on the original e-mail sent. I trust your families have all survived (as a friend of mine in Grenada calls it) IVAN the monster from hell!!
Regards, 
Sonia

Submitted by Sonia Lewis Ferguson, October 16th, 2004
President, KPSA Toronto Chapter

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THE BOOLS:

I had the absolute pleasure of recently spending a weekend with Hilary and John Bool, former Geography teachers at Knox. Mr. Bool also served at one time as Rothnie Hostel Master (it was a boy's hostel at the time). He was also Forbes Dennis House father, and was a sprinter in his own right, ensuring that Forbes Dennis would win the staff relay on Sports Day.

Mrs Bool also conducted swimming lessons after school, and several students qualified for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme under her tutelage.

John and Hilary were vacationing in Alexandria, Virginia recently. They have wonderful memories of their time at Knox and send hello and very best wishes to the Knox community at large. Their children, Andrew and Michelle are both doing very well and they all live in Nottingham, England.
Submitted by Douglas Clarke, October 12th, 2004

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KNOX SCHOOL SONG:
I spoke to Rev. Cowans, the principal of Knox high school on October 11th and I mentioned to him the idea of coming up with a Knox school song as Dunbar McFarlene had suggested. He advised me that the Past Students are on the ball, because there is actually a competition with attractive prizes, now on at the school, where students are asked to enter a song. Just last week he got an entry.
Submitted by Sandra Simmonds,
October 12th, 2004

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KNOX MEETING IN JAMAICA:
The KPSA, Jamaica will have an URGENT meeting on Friday October 15, 2004 at the Officers Club, Up Park Camp commencing at 6:00 p.m. sharp.
Submitted by Sandra Simmonds, October 12th, 2004

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MRS. DAVIDSON, IN JAMAICA:
It was decided this morning at a meeting with the three Principals and Mrs. Swaby that the memorial service for the late Mrs. Davidson will be held on Sunday, October 31st at 10 a.m. at the Spalding United Church. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. Dr. Roderick Hewitt, Moderator of the United Church in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Scotland. Mrs. Swaby is anxious to pass the message on to the the KPSA especially Sandra Simmonds, Errol Lee, Dunbar McFarlane etc. Also, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Swaby are working on "the early years" and would like the input of some of the older students of the High School from the 50's and 60's with this aspect of the memorial service.
Please contact Julie Abrikian if you could like to have some input into the service for Mrs. Davidson. Julie's address is: Julie Reid Abrikian jbjam2001@yahoo.com
Submitted, October 10th, 2004

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JEAN DAVIDSON, AUTHOR, TEACHER, MISSIONARY,MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SCHOLAR, COFOUNDER OF KNOX COLLEGE:

It is with deep regret that I must announce the passing of our very dear Jean Davidson- widow of co-founder Rev. Dr. Lewis Davidson. Mrs. Davidson passed away peacefully in Scotland on September 22, 2004 after a summer of illness. Mrs. D was in her 93rd year.

Mrs. Davidson started life in Shanghai , China . She and her family lived there till she was twelve years old. The family then returned to the Tweedsmuir country area of Scotland.

Moms D  met and married Lewis Davidson in July 1939. Soon after, they set sail for Jamaica, West Indies and one of the first persons they met was L. St. E. Jones , the head boy of Wolmers Boys School. There the Knox story began.

Mrs. Davidson was a strong and oftentimes gentle and faithful support of her husband's efforts to establish a school where it was once thought was a mere "bird bush". She immersed herself in the life of rural Jamaica, in addition to her dedication to Knox College. She was an ardent member of the Spaldings (Presbyterian) United Church, and would represent the church at the annual synods. In addition, her work in the Women's Guild, the choir, the Spalding Choral Society (under the direction of Malcolm Porteous) will not be forgotten.

Long before JAMAL, Jean Davidson and her husband Lewis helped to spearhead efforts to improve literacy among the rural folk. To this end, they worked closely with Dr. Frank Laubach , a leader in the World Literacy Movement. The town of Highgate in St . Mary was to benefit from her untiring and voluntary efforts, before Knox was established.

The famous Knox summer schools owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude. Some programs of the extra - mural studies Department of the University of the West Indies were patterned off the Knox summer school formula.

Mrs. Davidson was also a charming and pleasant hostess. She had a welcoming smile not just for Knox students, but for the countless visitors who would trek to the citadel built on rocks- including Her Royal Highness, Princess Alice , the Countess of Athlone who would visit Knox annually.

Jean Davidson will long be remembered. Mourners include children Duncan and Heather (Berry), who were among the first dozen or so students at Knox and granddaughter Gina - a past winner of the Lewis Davidson award for Excellence

Submitted by Douglas Clarke PR Officer , KAPS, September 23rd, 2204
Blossom Saunders, President

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AS APPEARED IN THE DAILY GLEANER- (IN CASE YOU DID NOT READ IT)

Graduation 2004 at Knox College was simply a unique experience
By Rose Dewar
(Jul-19-2004)

The Auditorium at the Knox College was given a one-year reprieve when the school's new Gymnasium was converted into a "Hall of  Fame" to accommodate
the Graduating Class of 2004 Dinner on June 30th and graduation exercises on July 2, instant.

  Ornamental plants of different types, sizes and shapes and beautiful flowers formed a 'back- drop' for an elegant décor of white and light shades of pink and blue. Seating was arranged in similar colours with chairs matching the décor of walls, balloons, flowers and paintings, making the ambience just right for the 115 all-excited, starry-eyed achievers who made it to Graduation 2004.

  The graduands all robed and astute,  marched to the  mellow sound of the school's Cultural Band and entered the huge hall at 4:00 p.m. preceded by the special guests and Faculty Members.  One could not help but notice their joy which was stamped on their faces. Parents and other well-wishers followed.

  Under the theme, "Against All Odds," the school's Resident Chaplin, Reverend Lennox  Scarlett offered the prayer of Invocation which was f
ollowed by the singing of the Hymn, "I'm pressing on the upward way, New heights I'm gaining ev'ry day; Still praying as I onward bound, Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

  This evoked a reflective mood among the graduating youngsters.  Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowans, Principal of the school then welcomed all present and gave the opening remarks. The Reverend J. Oliver Daley, Board Chairman, Mr. George Sloley, President of the Parent/teachers' Association and Ms Sandra Simmonds of the Past Students' Association, all brought greetings and blessed the graduating class.

  The school's Music Club then prompted the class on with their  selection which was "Against All Odds," after which the Guest Speaker, Reverend Garfield Vernon, himself a past student of not many years ago, was introduced. Rev. Vernon spoke strongly on the changes in people and things, the erosion of discipline, and encouraged the graduates to be strong and to press on despite the odds.

  Mrs. Hyacinth Baker, Vice Principal then presented the graduates who sang the Graduates' Song beautifully, after which the Valedictorian/Head Girl, Patricia Parke delivered the Valedictory Address. She spoke of their achievements thus far as well as their intentions  for future progress. She thanked all who contributed so generously to their successes so far.

  The presentation of diplomas and awards followed; after which the Graduates' Prayer was executed  by the Staff Quartet. A really glorious day ended with the pronouncing of the Benediction by Chaplin, Rev. G. Bacchas and the singing of the National Anthem.

Submitted by Douglas Clarke

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Hi All,

It's been a while since I sent you all a note.  This might have been deliberate because I knew I would see most of you in Fort Lauderdale.  All
I'll sy right now,  is that it was a fantastic weekend.

We are once again on the move, attached is a report which I have prepared on the recent Knox Graduation which I attended and represented the KPSA on
Friday July 2, 2004. The Gymnasium was beautifully transformed into an Auditorium for both the Ceremony and the Dinner.  This was done by a Mrs. Alberga.  Trust me, the place look good, and not to mention the natural air condition. Please see the gradualtion report below.

Regards
Sandra Simmonds,

Submitted July 7th, 2004

REPORT OF KNOX COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL GRADUATION

 “AGAINST ALL ODDS”
The evenings' proceedings commenced at 4:10 p.m. with the procession of special guests, faculty members and the graduates.

The Prayer of Invocation was done by Resident Chaplain Rev. Lennox Scarlett followed by the Hymn “I'm Pressing on the Upward Way ”, the first verse being sung by the graduates only. The Welcome and Opening Remarks was then done by Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowans, Principal. His talk was perfect English as usual with his favourite quotations to the graduates. He made it quite clear that the 2004 graduates are the first set of GSAT Awardees, and of course it must have been an eventful 5 years for them at Knox and encouraging them to Cherish their vision and their dreams, as these are the blueprints of their ultimate achievements.

After Rev. Cowan's address, it was time for the Greetings, first from the Chairman of the School Board, Rev. J. Oliver Daley, then President of the Parent Teachers Association, Mr. George Sloley. The third greeting was from the President of the Knox Past Students Association, Jamaica , and of course it was not greetings but more like a sales call. Yes, the KPSA was sold to the newest batch of past students in a very simple way. I must confess that the graduates and the rest of the audience were at rapt attention during the presentation. Rev. Cowans was then invited to the Podium and a cheque in the amount of One Thousand ($1000.00) Canadian Dollars, on behalf of the Canadian Chapter, as well as a copy of the 57 th Anniversary Reunion Year Book was presented to him. There was loud applause .

Rev. Cowans made his thank you speech and mentioned that the broadest smile he saw in the audience was that of the school's Bursar.

The Guest Speaker was then introduced by Mrs. Marcia Clarke. The Guest Speaker was one of our own past students, Rev. Garfield Vernon (he graduated in 1992). His talk was brief and to the point, he encouraged the graduates in a very positive way and pointed out to them that they were at the end of the journey through high school. A presentation was made to him followed by the Presentation of the Graduates by Mrs. Hyacinth Baker, Vice Principal. When the graduates approached the platform, they were greeted and commended by Dr. Cowans and presented with their School Leaving Certificates by Rev. J. Oliver Daley.

The special awards were then presented as follows:

David & Thelma Bent Scholarship -Carline Baker (presented by Mrs. Bent)

John Beattie Award -Roxburgh Buckle

Chairman's Award for Science -Carline Baker

The ISCF Award -Terrence Harvey

Model Students Awards were presented to:

Carline Baker Deputy Head Girl

Stacy Ann Reid

Damion Chambers Deputy Head Boy

Xavier Murray Head Boy

Awards for Academic Excellence was presented to:

Damion Chambers and Carline Baker

The Graduates then did the Graduates Song, followed by the Valedictory Address by Patricia Parke, Head Girl. Members of the Graduating Class then sang “If we hold on together”. As has become the norm, the graduating Art Class presented the school with a mural (made of recycled bottle covers). Two staff members then did a lovely song, “Graduates Prayer”, followed by the Benediction and National Anthem led by Rev. Lennox Scarlett.

P.S.
The following persons were in attendance;

Mrs. Elvris Hewitt-Buckle Principal – Knox Community College

Mrs. Constance Malcolm Principal – Knox Junior School

Mrs. Gloria Swaby Past Principal – Knox Junior School

Mrs. Thelma Bent Widow of our Co-Founder, David Bent

Mr. Leo Jones Past Teacher/Hostel Master

Submitted by Sandra Simmonds, July 7th, 2004

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WHAT IS GOING ON AT KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL THESE DAYS?
A lot is going on at Knox Junior School these days. The students are in the final stages of cometitions across the island, and they are getting ready for the end of the school year, which is just 5 weeks away.
Mrs Malcolm, the principal of the Junior School wrote: We are in the middle of the performing arts competitions (JCDC). All our pieces in dance music and speech are on to the regional finals. If we get through then it is on to the nationals. Our track team will be off to the National prep school athletic championships on the 3rd of June. Prize giving and open day is on the 10th of June and graduation on the 24th.
Submitted May 22nd, 2004

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NY JAZZ BRUNCH, JAMACIAN STYLE

Knox Association of Past Students
New York Chapter

Will hold it's First Jazz Brunch
Jamaican Style

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Carib New York
435 North Avenue
New Rochelle

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Donation $35.00 / Contributions accepted

Do not miss this chance to meet up with friends after a long winter !

For tickets and information please contact:  Blossom, Angela, Douglas or Milton
Checks payable to KAPS  or Cash at door.
Proceeds will go to helping with the Alumni re-union in Florida and Knox

Please contact the following people for tickets and more information about the NY Jazz Brunch:
Blossom Saunders <bas@orrick.com>
Angela Letts <aletts5584@aol.com>
Douglas Clarke <Savie@optonline.net>
Milton Douglas <csimdm@yahoo.com>

Submitted May 14th, 2004

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The Manchester Horticultural Society , under the guidance and direction of its President , Mrs. Velora Alberga , recently opened a Garden for the Blind
at its Ward Avenue property in Mandeville , Jamaica.

The civic function was held at the Bamboo Cathedral on the same compound. Reverend Dr. Gordon Cowans, Principal of Knox College, and representing the Caribbean Coordination of EDAN said the opening prayer and read the message from the General Secretary of EDAN.

Also included in the program was young Knox College student, Michael Champagne, who  gave a musical presentation which was as beautiful as the
flowers on display.

Note: Mrs. Alberga is a former parent of Knox, and presides over the oldest Horticultural society in the Western Hemisphere- 140 years old.

"Nothing short of a radical reorganization will be enough to involve our young people in the obligations of the community"  Lewis Davidson

Submitted by DOUGLAS CLARKE, April 30th, 2004

"Niti Servire, Neque Cedere

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The Knox Past Students Association in Jamaica will be holding their Annual Mother's Day Brunch on May 9th, 2004. Please set this date aside on your calendar. More information on this event will be posted on this site under the "Newsflash" section and the "KPSA Chapters Worldwide" section. You can also contact Sandra Simmonds at <SSimmonds@jabgl.com> for more information about the Brunch.
Submitted April 6th, 2004.

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HAVE YOU ALL HEARD THE GOOD NEWS, KNOX COLLEGE WON A GOLD MEDAL AT THE JUST CONCLUDED VMBS SPONSORED BOYS AND GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS.  KUDOS TO CARLINGTON MORGAN WHO WON THE RACE ON OUR BEHALF.

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR HOLMWOOD TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, THEY WON
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (GIRLS).

REGARDS,
Sandra Simmonds,
Submitted March 29th, 2004

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Regarding the Boys and Girls Champs. Huge Cross and Molly Rhone wrote:

Colleagues,
           I was in Spalding when the final was been run and listened intently as Carlington took on all comers and beat them to the tape. Naturally, I was overcome with total joy and caused some excitement in the crowded town with my load outburst.

Hi Hugh,
I was actually at the stadium with the headmaster two chairs from me, well we went wild.
Molly

Submitted March 29th, 2004

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BEST WISHES TO THE KNOX TORONTO CHAPTER, FOR THIER SPRING DANCE WHICH WILL BE HELD ON MARCH, 27th, 2004:

To the Knox Community north of the border… to the Knox family and friends who have been conditioned by that citadel built on rocks…to those of us who continue the mission of our great founders , Lewis and David.. we say congratulations and best wishes on this your spring dance. This has been a year that we said “walk good” to so many of our friends , but it has also been a year that we can give praise and thanks to God. We give thanks as we look forward to a year that is filled with possibilities and with promise.
Accept our best wishes for a successful and profitable dance . We regret we can not send a representative to help dance the night away, but we will see you in June in Florida .
Continue to strive and not to yield , continue to work hard and play hard. One love!

Submitted by Douglas Clarke (PR Officer KAPS- NY), March 27th, 2004
Blossom Saunders (President)

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KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL COMMITTEE:
The Knox Junior School Committee, has recently been formed to help Knox Junior School get out of the serious financial difficulties that they are now facing. Our immediate goals are to find sponsors for the kindergarten department, and to raise enough funds to help the school increase the teacher's salaries. Several of the teachers will be completing their advanced degrees in August and Mrs. Malcolm, the Junior School principal is hoping to raise their salaries so that they do not leave for better paying jobs elsewhere.
Lylia Stevenson, a Knox past student who is on the committee has generously offered to open an eBay store for Knox Junior School, and all of the proceeds from the store will be donated to the Junior School. This is a fabulous way of generating a steady income for the school! We invite Knox past students and teachers to help make this dream a reality by donating a few hours of their time a week to help with selling the items on eBay and to help with shipping the items to the highest bidders. Lylia has generously offered to donate items to the store, to get it started, but soon we also need people to go to garage sales and estate sales to find items to place in the store. Some people can just scout out the garage sales and others may prefer to sell list or sell the items on the Internet. The beauty of something like this is that it can be done from anywhere in the world!
We hope that you will join us to turn this wonderful opportunity to help Knox, into a success. Lylia has had her own store on eBay for 5 years and she will walk you through the process. If we all do a small part, it will work. Please let me know if you would like to help out. My e-mail address is <jslosberg@comcast.net> Lylia can be reached at <fstevens@optonline.com>
We welcome you to join us on a chat room with Mrs. Malcolm on March 29th at 8:00p.m. Access to the chat room can be found on the front page of this site. We will be sharing ideas about the e-bay store and trying to come up with other ways to raise funds for the Junior School. We hope that you will join us in this very worthwhile cause.
Submitted by Jean Slosberg on March 13th, 2004


This message is for Knoxites living in South Florida:
KC (Kingston College) will be having a Family Fun Day at Marcom Park on April 4th, from 1p.m. to 6p.m. Bring your own picnic lunch. Come out and meet people who attended other schools in Jamaica. KC will be supporting the Knox 57th Anniversary, so let's support them!
Submitted by Jean Slosberg, March 13th, 2004


I HAVE NOT SENT YOU ALL A MAIL IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS, THIS ONE IS NUFF!

Congratulations are in order for the Knox Debating Team, they recently won the Manchester Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) Debating Competition.  They defeated Belair High School.  Belair proposed the moot "Be it resolved that
credit unions are strategically poised to be industry leaders in the current liberalised economy" while Knox College High School opposed.

The Knox team received $20,000.00 in shares at MCCU, the school received $10,000 in cash and the Mavis Campbell Trophy, while the coach received $4000 in shares at MCCU.

The Team members were Shane Ashmeade, Christina Webb and Munro Wisdom and the coach Mr. Hanley.

Regards,
Submitted by Sandra Simmonds on March 8th, 2004
Sandra also wrote:


ON ANOTHER NOTE, CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR GRANT HOUSE, THEY WON THE SCHOOL'S SPORTS DAY ON FEBRUARY 24, 2004.

CHAMPION GIRL WAS SHEREKA POWELL  AND CHAMPION BOY WAS ROXBURGH BUCKLE.  IT WAS A GOOD SHOW INDEED .  THE TEACHERS WINNING RACES WERE MISS PAULINE BROWN AND MR RORY RICHARDS.  CAN YOU IMAGINE, THE CHAMPION HOUSE HAD MR. ALEX BOURNE (PAST STUDENT) AS COORDINATOR, I WONDER IF HE WAS IN MURRAY
HOUSE DURING HIS TIME AT SCHOOL?

CONGRATULATIONS SHOULD ALSO BE EXTENDED TO FORBES DENNI, THEY WON THE CHEERLEADING COMPETIITON.  JUDGES WERE REV. COWANS, SANDRA SIMMONDS AND MRS. FENDER FROM THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  THE FINAL STANDING WAS AS FOLLOWS:

1.    GRANT
2.    FORBES-DENNIS
3.    WEBSTER
4.    MURRAY

HOPE WE CAN HAVE A PAST STUDENTS RACE NEXT YEAR.  I WAS READY,BUT NO COMPETITION.

COMMENDATION ALSO TO MR. MICHAEL MALCOLM, HEAD OF THE SPORTS DEPARTMENT FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB HE'S DOING  AT KNOX AS IT RELATES TO SPORTS, AND THE VERY SUPPORTIVE REV. GORDON COWANS, PRINCIPAL.

REGARDS
Submitted by Sandra Simmonds, March 9th, 2004

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Bryan Carter (KNOXITE) is off to an excellent job as President of the Atlanta -Jamaica Association. His efforts are cantered on building the relationship between Jamaica and Atlantans.  The next meeting will be held on March 13 2004 at the Hillside Presbyterian Church in Decatur , GA.  Bryan has confirmed that The DeKalb County Commissioner will be the keynote speaker and he (Bryan) has secured Fox news to cover the event. If you live in Atlanta , or will be visiting at that time, make sure you attend. You can also drop Bryan a note to express your support for his efforts. His e-mail address is <bryjul@bellsouth.net>
Douglas Clarke - PR Officer, KAPS-NY Blossom Saunders, President, submitted February 29th, 2004

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TORONTO CHAPTER'S SPRING DINNER AND DANCE:

Knox Past Students Associatio (Toronto Chapter)

invites you to their 10 th Annual Spring Dinner & Dance

to be held on Saturday, March 27, 2004, 7 P.M – 2 A.M

at the St. Thomas of the Apostle Church Hall

14 Highgate Drive, Markham (Birchmount north of Steeles)

Cash Bar

Music supplied by: Sugar Bird International Dinner: 7:00 pm – 9:00pm

Ticket: $35 per person

Submitted by Sonia Lewis Ferguson, January 31st, 2004

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Jean Slosberg sent a 70 gallon barrel of school supplies and books to Knox Junior School in December 2003. I would like to thank Dehlia Harrison for paying to have the supplies shipped to Jamaica.
Jean Slosberg, December 28th, 2003

Donations to Knox:
I will be sending another shipment of new and used books and school supplies to Knox Junior School in May, 2004. Please let me know if you would like to include some donations in with the shipment and I will give you my mailing address, so that you can send the items to me. You can contact me at <jslosberg@comcast.net> You may also include items for the high school in the shipment. Items that could be included in your donation are:
new or used books and children's videos
scissors

art supplies
coloring books
activity books for grades K-6
jumbo crayons
construction paper
lessons on CD, for use on the computer
books and supplies for the kindergarten class (including large story books, with just a few words per page)

pens
pencils etc., etc.
The high school is in need of sports equipment for their new gym.
 
The students and teachers will appreciate your donations.
Jean Slosberg, August 19th, 2003
                                                                                 
                                                                               
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Knox related documents and photo:
We will have a "Memory Lane" table at the Knox reunion in Florida next year. Do you have any old articles, papers or photos pertaining to Knox? If you have any material that you would like to share with others at the reunion, let me know. Please send copies of the papers that you have. You can also send the photos via the Internet if that is more convenient for you. Send an e-mail to <jslosberg@comcast.net if you have any documents that you would like to add to our collection.

Jean Slosberg, August 19th, 2003

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Knox College hosts Cultural Camp

Rose Dewar
(Jul-25-2003)

The Ministry of Education has introduced a Cultural Agent initiative into the secondary education curriculum and Knox College (High School) has been chosen as a pilot school. The Cultural Agent initiative seeks
to help the students to aspire to other dimensions of learning. To enhance the programme, Knox in collaboration with Sam Wisdom Music,
will host a resident and day camp for CXC students and music students in grades 7-12 on the Knox campus August 18-23, 2003. The camp is opened to all CXC students, music students and other young persons who have interest in the Arts and Stage Management. Registration goes up until
the first day of the camp.
 
 

Knox High School
Knox is ideally located in Central Jamaica. The campus is easily accessible to students from across the island, has a very conducive climate, accommodation for both male and female students and a congenial camp setting in a rural environment. The site also easily facilitates field activities. In recent years, Knox became very involved in cultural activities, developing a strong performing arts component in its secondary education curriculum, capturing the capacity of the arts to inform, educate and inspire students. It also sees the necessity to help keep young people occupied during the long, summer holidays by providing them with clean, healthy activities and some fun at the same time. The school anticipates participation of some 200 residents and 100 day campers from secondary schools across the island and also young people who have an interest in the field, church and community groups, drama, dance, and singing groups. Speech, dance and drama, drawing and painting, stage management and stagecraft are some areas which will be focused on. The programme includes practical training using a multimedia approach; master classes; field activities on the campsite; presentations by renowned artists and a major concert on location towards the end of the programme. Mr. J. McCalla, one of the Camp Masters told Go-Local Jamaica that the camp is aimed at broadening the Ministry's Cultural initiative and will enlighten the participating adults who will eventually become resource persons.
Submitted by Karl O. Graham, July 29th, 2003


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For those of us living in the areas of continental USA served by Bell South, you will hear a new ad campaign very shortly. The voice you will hear is that of Errol Napier- Knoxite past student.
Errol is a Univeristy professor, actor, performer, playwright and sometime Radio Announcer. . He has worked in the production of several full length
movies , including "Clara's Heart"  featuring Whoopi Goldberg.
Napier was in Forbes- Dennis House and represented his house in Track and
Field and cricket.

Congrats to Errol from KAPS (NY) -Blossom Saunders President
Douglas Clarke (PR Officer)
Submitted July 25th, 2003

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                                                                       SHIPMENT TO KNOX:

A shipment of approximately 230 books plus school supplies was sent to Knox Junior School on May 23rd, 2003. The items were sent in a 75 gallon barrel. Thanks go out to the following people for donating items to Knox:
Janet Adlam
Milton and Marjorie Douglas
John and Donna Fletcher
Jean Clarage Slosberg
A special thanks goes to Milton and Marjorie, for covering the cost of the shipping.
We will be shipping another barrel to Knox in May, 2004. Let me know if you have any used or new books, videos, computer software or school supplies that you would like to donate to Knox, and I will include the items in with the shipment.

Jean Slosberg
<jslosberg@comcast.net>
May 24th, 2003

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                                                     WHAT IS GOING ON AT KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL THESE DAYS?

The following was submitted by Mrs. Malcolm, the principal of Knox Junior School:

The following was submitted by Mrs. Malcolm:

Our festival season has begun. So far we have been doing well.

All our pieces in music, dance, and speech have made it to the regionals. If they pass this hurdle, they will be off to the Nationals in Kingston.

We have just received the invitation to participate in the National art competition in November.

We are now preparing the track team for the national Prep. School Track and Field Championships, which will be held on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The teachers are working very hard to ensure that we make it to the nationals in all of these events.

Submitted May 21st, 2003

UPDATE ON THE JUNIOR SCHOOL'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Our JCDC  competitions come to an end tomorrow when one of our student presents his piece at the national finals. Dance finals went well. We came away with the trophy for the best school in the central region of Jamaica for this age group, so not bad. All in all we got three gold medals one silver and one bronzed out of all the competitions.
Congratulations to Knox Junior School! Submitted July 1st, '03

 

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    Sandra Dear has sent two computers, a disk holder for disks, books and quite a few National Geographic magazines to Knox Junior School. Thanks to Sandra and her friends, for making this wonderful donation to Knox.
Submitted March 27th, 2003

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    Knox Junior School has just received a 55 gallon barrel, packed to the brim with school supplies and books. Mrs. Malcolm, the principal of the Junior School, is very grateful for the items that the school has received. Thanks to the following people for their generous donations to Knox:
Silvia McNeal
Novelett Hilton Fraser
John and Donna Fletcher
Nancy Clarage Bouffard
Jean Clarage Slosberg

Submitted March 27th, 2003

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Knox Complex of Schools loses stalwart
By: George Henry
(Mar-18-2003)
    The Knox Complex of Schools in Spaldings, Clarendon is now mourning the loss of another of its founders, David Bent.
Mr. Bent who was 92 years old, had a long association with the schools from 1956. He died in his sleep at his home on Tuesday March 11 at about 5 a.m.
    Dorritt Bent, JP, Mr. Bent's sister, told Go-Local Jamaica that her brother will be sadly missed, having served in various capacities in the community of Spalding and its environs.
    Mr. Bent spearheaded the construction of the first set of buildings at the High School at Knox and also the construction of several churches in the Spalding area. He served as an Elder in the United Church in the community for more than fifty years and was also a secretary for a number of years. He also served as Chairman of the Spalding High School for quite a long time.
    Responding to the passing of Mr. Bent, principal of Knox College, Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowans who knew him for over 10 years said Mr. Bent was a man of many years who was blessed with decades of experience. Rev. Dr. Cowans notes that Mr. Bent was a man of much wisdom who was very gracious and was one who devoted his entire being into the creation of many things not only at the school but also throughout the island. He says his passing marks the end of an era at Knox having been one of the school's founders as he was of spiritual significance to the school and the wider community.
" Despite his physical health, he continued working at the school for many years, as counselor for the children, Bursar and an inspiration for many economic activities and those things which kept Knox College on the cutting edge of education, especially of our approach to education, which included a practical component at every stage," said Dr. Cowans.
    Mr. Bent's passing follows that of another founder of Knox, Dr. Lewis Davidson who died on the 8th of May 1981.
    He is survived by his wife Thelma, children David, Betty and Audrey, two
sisters and three grand children.
Submitted by Albert Graham, March 20th, 2003
For more on Mr. Bent see the "They Will be Missed" section of this web page.

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                               KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2003:
Knox Junior School has been busy preparing for the following events:

April 10.........Sports Day
May 1.............. We host the annual Jon Jones Track Meet
May 10..............We are having a fund raising International Night
June 3,4,5,........ National Prep School track and field meet
June ................ Fundraising Gospel Concert
Submitted March 8th, 2003


                                                           KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL FUNDRAISING EVENT:
    Knox Junior School is planning to have a big fund raising event in June to help raise money for the school. They plan to have a gospel concert and they are looking for Knox past students who would be willing to help sponsor the event. By sponsoring the event, your donation will help cover the cost of putting the event together. A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated. The sooner the donation is received by the school the better, since this will allow them to see what they will be able to afford to do based on the donations collected.

    If you would like to help, please make a personal check or money order out to Knox Junior School, and mail it to:
Knox Junior School
Spalding P.O.
Clarendon
Jamaica W.I.
Attention: Mrs. Malcolm

    Please include a note with your donation, stating that it is for the show in March. The e-mail address at the school is
Knoxjs@cwjamaica.com , if you have any questions for the principal, Mrs. Malcolm.  Hopefully, with the support of the Knox past students and teachers, they will have a very successful fundraising event.
March 8th, 2003

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Hi All,
    The KAPS (NY) newsletter has not made an appearance in recent times, but we are gearing to go again. The following is a preview. The articles will be developed and new articles will be added. If you have any items that you would like to include, jut drop me a line or call me.

Douglas Clarke

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CONGRATULATIONS

Summer birthdays

To Blossom Saunders who will celebrate a birthday on August 31

Douglas Clarke- August 12; Heather Hogarth - August 23; Maxine Clarke - August 14

AUDLEY VEROLD CARTER, OD
Call him, the Colonel. Audley was recently promoted to the post of regimental Colonel in the Jamaica Defense Force.  After graduating from Knox College, he attended the University of the West Indies (Bachelor of Science with honors in Economics and Master of Science with distinction in Human resource Development). He also attended the Institute of Management and Production (Jamaica) and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England.

Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowan, Principal of Knox College was the keynote speaker at the 25th anniversary service of the National Commercial Bank, held recently. He was also the keynote speaker at a symposium held to celebrate Emancipation Day, sponsored by the University of the West Indies, in conjunction with the Cultural Development Commission.

Leah Alexandria Townsend Brown,
daughter of Lorice (Jo) and Lawrence, and granddaughter of Blossom Saunders was christened recently.

 TO: Dehlia Harrison Franklyn, who was responsible for designing and shipping the KNOX 55 T Shirts to Jamaica. She also sold the shirts at the recent Knox reunion. They were well received and if you did not get one, there are still a few available. Please look under the "Knox 55th Anniversary Reunion Update" page, on the "Knox Alumni Web Page". That address is <www.cybereef.com>.  Dehlia continues to do work with the Florida chapter of the KPSA.

Sports

The recently held Commonwealth games, held in Manchester, England was one off the most successful one for Jamaica. Jamaica was successful on the track and on the field. Our Sunshine girls (netballers) are rated as among the best in the world. Jamaica beat longtime powerhouse, England, for the bronze medal. Whenever we play the traditional stars England, Australia or New Zealand, they always tremble. It all started at Knox College. Under the direct guidance and coaching of Olga Mackinson (Knox won the Morrison shield for rural schools 1950) , and continued with Barbara Buckley Jones, Pauline Sinclair Scott and Molly DaCosta Rhone among others- Knox dominated netball in the Caribbean and laid the framework for the success today. CONGRATS!!


KNOX 55TH

Mr. George Scott
, former principal of Knox College was the honored guest at the recently concluded 55th celebrations. Mr. Scott was accompanied by his wife (Pauline Sinclair Scott, also a past student). Mr. Scott was also an English teacher, principal of the junior School, and Vice Principal under Lewis Davidson. For a short while, he worked as Education Office in the Ministry of Education.

Errol Lee and Sabrina Williams helped to provide entertainment for the occasion.

 MILESTONES

Nurse Louise Gosley, former midwife and former Nurse at the Christiana High School was laid to rest in Jamaica recently. She is the mother of Veronica (Baker) Vonnette (Douglas) Robert and Michael.

Mr. Donat Dawes, of Christiana passed on recently.

 Errol Lee lost his mother some months ago.

In my recent newsletter preview, I told you to pray for Mr. Duncan, who was recently hospitalized. It is with regret and personal sadness that I announce that Mr. Duncan has passed away.

Details in the newsletter

 Douglas

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                           DONATIONS MADE TO KNOX DURING THE KNOX 55th ANNIVERSARY REUNION:

The following donations were made to Knox during the recent Knox reunion:

A cheque for $3500 Canadian, was presented to Sheila Arscott-Smith, the Treasurer of the Knox Past Student's Association Chapter in Jamaica on behalf of the KNOX Complex of Schools. Proceeds of funds were obtained from fund-raising efforts of the Toronto Chapter.
Submitted by Sonia Lewis Ferguson, August 2002

The Florida Knox Past Student's Association donated two computers and one printer to the Knox high school social studies department. Special thanks go out to Neville Chung for having the computers assembled and for taking one down to Jamaica with him. Thanks also goes out to Yvonne Hylton Reid for her fundraising efforts and for taking a computer and the printer down to Jamaica. Thanks to Novelett Hylton Fraser for purchasing the printer on behalf of the chapter, and for her fundraising efforts. Thanks to everyone who has supported the Florida Chapter by attending the fundraising events and making donations to the Florida Chapter.
August 2002

A donation of US$988.00 was presented to Mrs. Malcolm, the Knox Junior School principal to help pay for the school's new computers. This money was raised from the sale of Knox yearbooks. I still have copies of Knox yearbooks for sale. Please see the "Knox Yearbook" page on this site for information on how to order a yearbook.
August 2002

Several Knox Past students brought school supplies down with them to the reunion, and presented them to the Junior School during our visit to Knox. I would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. The teachers and students will benefit from using the supplies that you donated.
August 2002

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Dear Knox Past Students,

Knox junior school's computer lab is now in the twenty first century. It was indeed a joy to just stand and look at them. Knox junior school is indeed blessed to have past students who have helped to make this venture a reality.

Mrs. Malcolm,
Knox Junior School Principal

 

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Graduating class of 1991 and 1992, please contact Simone Lake at majestc24@aol.com, in regards to our upcoming class reunion to be held in Jamaica in December 2002.
Submitted, March 2002

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The following letter has been written by Rev. Cowans, the principal of Knox High School. He is requesting financial help for the completion of the new sports center at Knox. Any donation toward this cause will be appreciated. To make a donation, send a money order, made out to Knox College and mail it to Knox College, P.O. 1735, Spalding, Clarendon, Jamaica W.I., attention Rev. Cowans. Please make a notation that you would like to have the money go toward the sports center.
    If you are able to get used sports equipment or furniture, I have a way of shipping items to Jamaica from Miami free of charge. Please contact me at <jslosberg@comcast.net> if you will be able to help with this cause.
Jean (Clarage) Slosberg

Dear Knox Past Student,
    Knox College is in the process of constructing a multi-purpose sports centre, which will contribute significantly to the fast growing sporting fraternity in the school and community.  The facility is designed in such a way as to be available for cultural events and other social gatherings as well.
    To date we have expended some $2.7 million to construct the frame of a building which has already been used to comfortably house sporting, cultural and other social events
    Completion costs are anticipated to be approximately $1.4 million for the following components:

·        Construction and Installation of Windows $520,000

·        Rendering of Walls $35,000

·        Construction and Installation of Balcony Grills $150,000

·        Purchase and Installation of Multi-purpose Floor $400,000

·        Equipment Costs.

o     Strength Training Equipment.......... $80,000

o     P.E. Class room Furniture.......... $55,000

o     Roll-away Seating - Stands .......... $90,000

o     Lockers.......... $30,000

o     Total.......... $1,360,000

 

    I should be most grateful for your help in identifying and/or procuring any of these items, as our commitment is to have the facility ready for the fifty-fifth anniversary celebrations scheduled for later this year.
    In the matter of equipment, we are feverishly seeking to identify any second-hand equipment from local or foreign sources which will significantly reduce the outlay necessary to have the facility fully equipped. Your assistance in any of these areas will be greatly appreciated.
    With every good wish to you and your organization and the hope that 2002 will be a productive and highly profitable year.

 Your sincerely,
Gordon Cowans (Rev. Dr.)
Submitted March 7th, 2002

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                                          KNOX JUNIOR SCHOOL'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Mrs. Malcolm, the Knox Junior School principal has done an excellent job of making sure that the students receive a well-rounded education by involving them in as many activities as possible. The following is the latest update on what the Junior School children have been doing and what is planned for the remainder of the 2002 school year.
Mrs. Malcolm wrote:    
    When I took the post as the principal of Knox Junior School, I wanted to ensure that each child who came to Knox would leave with a solid academic foundation, but also that they would be exposed to activities that would strengthen character and develop their personality. So that is one of the main reasons why we are involved in so many academic and extra curricula activities. Secondly, if we do these activities and excel at them then we become a more attractive option for parents when they are choosing schools for their children.
    The Junior School was awarded two gold medals at the national Spanish festival in January. At present we are awaiting the results for our entries in the National art competition for preparatory schools. We are also in preparation for a National aerobics competition put on by the Jamaica Cardiac Disease Foundation. It is also the term when we prepare our children for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Competition in the areas of speech, dance and music. We are also preparing children for the National Inter school debate for prep and primary schools. This term and the next term are usually very hectic periods for us. Our Sports day is also near the end of March.
        We are hoping to put on a really big fair on the April 13.The funds from this we hope will help us to complete or near complete our netball court and assist with some projects in our kindergarten department. Last year we held the inaugural Jon Jones track meet. It was quite a success as we had
seventeen schools from the length and breadth of Jamaica coming to Knox to compete in track and field events. We came in fourth at the Jon Jones meet. This meet was held three weeks away from the National Prep school Championships so many coaches used it to evaluate the readiness of their teams and we used it to give our athletes a chance to see what their competitors are like, in addition to raising funds to take our team to the championships. Last year we placed eighteenth out of 54 schools in the National Prep School Championships. This year the meet will be on May 4 and due to last year's success we are expecting even greater support. We are aiming to be in the top ten this year (no one can say we lack ambition (smile). Our team started preparing from the beginning of this term (we mean business this year).
 
   
We came in second in the National Aerobics Competition finals and we were awarded the prize for the most disciplined team.  
    Stay tuned to this page for future updates on how the Knox Junior School students do in upcoming competitions.
Updated March 29th, 2002

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MRS. DAVIDSON'S BOOKS FOR SALE:
I have come across twenty-five of Mrs. Davidson's books on Mr. Davidson. The price on each of these with shipping is US$35.00.  Anyone who is interested in purchasing should contact me at my e-mail address <fgrahamtoo@yahoo.com>.  All orders will be honored on a first come first served basis.
Submitted by Floyd Graham, January 2002

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                                                                                    OTHER FEATURES OFFERED ON THE KNOX WEB PAGE:

We have a steadily growing  E-MAIL LIST of Knox Alumni and teachers (both past and present) on the web page. If you would like to have your name and e-mail address added to this list, please send an e-mail to me.

I would also like to start my personal e-mail address list of Knox past students and teachers. I will use this list to notify you of upcoming Knox functions. This list will not be released to anyone else. If you are interested, please send your e-mail address and specify whether you would like to have it listed on the web page, or just for my personal records.

A KNOX WANTED list has also been added to the Knox Web Page. If there is someone that you have been trying to track down from your good old days at Knox and have been unable to locate them, send me an e-mail and I will post their name on the list. I will put the fact that you are looking for them on the list, unless you specify other wise in your request. I will not post your e-mail address.

A new page, SPOTLIGHT ON KNOXITES, has been added to the Knox Web Page. This will be a series of short biographies to bring us all up to date on what our old schoolmates have been up to since leaving Knox. We are looking for stories from all past students and teachers. Send the information to us by E MAIL.

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