Articles written by ‘A Dallen

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    Fellow Past Students, This serves as a reminder that there is still an outstanding balance re loan secured to Insure School BU$ donated to the School almost a year ago. In order to make a final payment, another Seafood Fiesta is planned for next Friday, August 8. If you did not participate in the first Fiesta, here's your opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous meal consisting of Lobster/Fish/Festival/Bammy (Hellshire Style) for only J$2,000 to be either picked up at Mello Moods, 21 Holborn Road, Shop # 2, New Kingston or delivered between the hours of 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to invite co-workers/friends on board. We encourage more pick up this time around in the interest of cost/time. Please reply with your order or call the undersigned at 926-8053 (PSA line); 929-4242 (w) or 863-8118 (c) BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to St. Jago Past Students' Association. Thank you so very much for your usual kind support of the Number One School: St. Jago High - blessings!
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    Citation for Anita Gordon: Dignity, poise, charm, grace; A virtuous woman, a beautiful face! Certainly, she was a lady with no time to waste. Anita Gordon joined the staff at Ravensworth on August 25, 1986. With great resolve she set about her tasks as a member of the ancillary staff. St Jago High School honours and expresses its gratitude to Anita Gordon for her 28 years dignified and efficient service.
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    Citation for Norma Joyce Bucknor: Norma, the standard by which others are judged; Norma, the courageous, Norma, the lady of her domain; Norma, member of staff par excellence of the St Jago High School family. St Jago High School honours and expresses its gratitude to Norma Joyce Bucknor for 28 years of selfless and unstinting service to the school family at Ravensworth.
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    Citation for Winston ‘Joe’ ‘Skip’ Spencer When one thinks of cricket at St Jago High School on cannot help but think of Winston Spencer, affectionately known by all as ‘Skip’. This astute and sharp witted gentleman has trained many able-bodied youth to play the game known as the king of sports. The St Jago Family loves, honours, and salutes Winston ‘Joe’ ‘Skip’ Spencer for 44 years of dedicated and productive service.
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    I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who supported "Seafood Fiesta" (meal consisting of fish/lobster/festival/bammy) on Friday, April 4 and 11, 2014. One hundred and ten thousand dollars ($110,000.00) representing proceeds from the Fiesta was used to offset Loan secured to cover Insurance expenses. We are still awaiting response(s) from those who pledged; there is still an outstanding balance. Your cheques should be made payable to St. Jago Past Students' Association and either left at Mello Moods, 21 Holborn Road, Shop #2, New Kingston or call 929-4242/926-8053/863-8118 so that arrangements can be made for pick-up. Thanks again for your usual kind support - blessings! Click here to view the list of contributors: http://docs.stjago.com/download/41 (updated April 16, 2014)
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    Point Standings as at Saturday Morning: Girls - Team Rankings -20 Events Scored finds St. Jago High in third with 98.5 points. Boys - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored has St. Jago High in fifth with 39.0 points.
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    Fellow Past Students Loan secured to insure School BU$ purchased by Past Students still has an outstanding balance of just about Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000). It would be appreciated if persons who pledged make contact with the undersigned AS A MATTER OF URGENCY! Your prompt response is solicited - thank you!
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    The 2014 Camperdown Classics on Saturday February 8, 2013. In the boys 4 x 400 metres St Jago’s team of Allen , Ivan Henry, Kadish Willis and Martin Manley ran 3:10 compare with KC who ran 3:16 at Western Relays . Note each ran legs of 47 seconds each. Class 3 -1500 meters boys Keenon Lawrence 4:19 Navasky Andserson 4:47 Class 3 800 meters 1 Javad Black 2:07 4 Keniel Samms 2:09 St Jago girls won all the 4 x 100 meters relay all classes and finished 2 in the 4 x 400 metres. In the boys 4 x 100 metres St Jago finished 2nd but was disqualified for changing out the box in class 1; 3rd in class 2 , and first in class 4 . In High Jump class 1 - Second: Romario Douglas class 2 - First: Lushane Wilson . class 3 - First: Vanderleer Palmer 1:80 m In Long Jump class 1 Roje Jackson Chin 2nd distance 7:20 In the 100 metres class 1 Martin Manley 10:45 D Jean Allwood 10:64 Chad Walker 10:64 Travis Henry 10:68 Kevaun Rattray 10;69. We were either first or second in the girls 100 meters all classes look out for names such as Kimone Shaw ,Toni annReid , Shanice Reid Tashena Evans Make a note of all the names they are your ambassadors.
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    Congrats are in order for Young Raven NM Alistair Walker twice in less than a week as he has earned a spot in the National Chess Championships that is to be played later this year. NM Walker ended the John Powell Open tournament in Mandeville over the weekend with a score of 3.5 points from 5 games. Congrats go out to NM Walker and we trust that the timing of the Nationals does not conflict with exams and that he is are able to play and get a shot at making the Olympiad team to represent Jamaica later this year. Another "270 lick", proud buck - Ravensworth Pride since 1744
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    In the nineteen seventies and early nineteen eighties, netball was one of St Jago's prime sports. The girls in green and gold played precise team netball and advanced to the highest level of school competition. Their verve mirrored the personality of their outstanding coach, Daphne Innerarity. She was a cheerful disciplinarian as her girls will attest and honed them into one of the finest teams in the land. Trained in part in England, Daphne taught strong netball fundamentals but set the tempo fast. The results spoke volumes for the Innerarity St Jago blend of Jamaica speed and technical work. Year after year, St Jago beat the best rural schools and pushed its urban rivals to the limit.
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    St Jago to the core, Horace 'Maggie' Brown is a Monk Street hero. He has stayed active with the school's track and field programme since his own days at Champs when he ran the 400 for St Jago. His contribution is wide ranging; fundraiser, father and technical advisor all describe this loyal past student who has served the school for more than 40 years. Horace 'Maggie' Brown has consistently and reliably served his school, his parish and his country.  For this, St Jago High salutes him at Sports Day 2014.
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    When John Leiba left St Jago in 1967, he vowed to make athletics at Monk Street a model of performance and achievement. Fiercely loyal, he has spearheaded the school's drive to the forefront of high school athletics through coaching, forward planning and funding. The St Jago Past Students and former Jamaica Bar Association President is himself an example of Labor Omnia Vincit and triumph of the right blend of sport and study. For all these achievements and the inspiration he gives to students past and present, St Jago salutes John Leiba on Sports Day 2014.
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    I am pleased to announce that true to our strategic planning Chess has served up St. Jago’s first 270th anniversary gift with a remarkable permanent national twist. Alistair Walker is now officially NATIONAL MASTER Alistair Walker. NM Walker is now the only NM in High School and is the first high school student to achieve this title in many many years.
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    Sports Day 2014 will not only serve as our 270th Celebration of our Inter-house Athletics but as as a function honour three of our pioneers of our athletic dominance. We will honour Horace Brown (Maggie), John Leiba and Daphne Innerarity.
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    St Jago High School is 270 years old this year. As the first step in celebrating its 270th Anniversary, students, staff and graduates of the school will congregate at the St James Cathedral for a special thanksgiving service at 4.30 p.m. this Sunday, January 26. The theme of the 270th Anniversary Celebrations is "Shaping Lives for Excellence Since 1744".
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    INTER-SECONDARY SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION GRACE SHIELD PREMIER LEAGUE 2014 A. Campion College, Innswood High, Jamaica College, Kingston College, Papine High, Spanish Town High, St. Catherine High, Wolmer?s Boys
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    270th Anniversary Church Service We will commence our celebration with a Church Service on Sunday January 26, 2014 at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega at 1600 hours. The formal launch of our year of activities will be the following day at Ravensworth ( details to follow ). The past students association are planning an " All Batch Reunion, details at allstjagoreunion.com.
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    Happy Holidays The Board of Trustees, Principal, Staff, Students and Past Students of St Jago High School wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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    Fellow Past Students: Compliments of the Season!!!!!One Hundred and Forty Eight Thousand ($148,000) has been paid towards Loan used to insure New 15-Seater Toyota Hiace BU$ donated to the School, leaving an outstanding balance of just over Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000). Thanks to those persons from the Overseas Chapters who made this payment possible. A prompt response is awaited from persons who pledged and have not yet honoured their obligation. If you have not yet contributed, great time to come on board! Thanks again for the usual kind support - blessings!"BREAKFAST AT RAVENSWORTH" COMING JANUARY 2014 FOR NEEDY STUDENTS. LET'S MAKE AN EVENT OF IT TO AVOID 'STIGMA'!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Dear St. Jago Past StudentWhat's New? We are on a mission to raise One Million Dollars for our School.How will this be done?1. There will be a Cocktail Party on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel to raise funds for this effort2. At this event, we will launch the St. Jago Business DirectoryHow much will this cost?1. The ticket cost for the event is $5,000 with 50% Ticket Sales going directly to the School for Development Projects2. The cost for placement in the St. Jago Business Directory is $5,000What should you do?1. Make contact via this email address or alternately you can call 995-6807 regarding placement in the St. Jago Business Directory or for your tickets to the event. Simply send your contact cards or details to this mailbox (stjagobusinessdirectory@hotmail.com) to get listed! Stay Tuned for more information!......stand we today where others stood before us, faithful, united, burning with a flame!
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    Monday was 2 weeks since we had a serious electric storm and heavy rains in Spanish Town. Lightning hit the school. The main block (the original block) was hit badly. The buildings are intact, but we lost almost all our machines and equipment in the Administrative Sections. The surge protectors, server, computers, printers, televisions, telephones in the Principal's, Secretary's, Bursar's and main offices were hit. Internet connection is gone, the switchboard is gone. The fax line (907 1907) and the Principal's straight line are the only ones that work.
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    Fellow Past Students: We're still at it - almost there!!!!! The BU$ is a Blessing - thanks again to those who made it possible. However, we are still trying to repay loan secured to Insure the vehicle. The Fundraiser scheduled for November 29 had to be re-scheduled, so if you have not yet contributed, please come on board, and to those who pledged, we need to hear from you soonest.
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    St Jago High School Family Members and Well Wishers: Please see photographs of Initial Blessing of New Toyota Hiace 15-Seater BU$ before leaving Toyota Jamaica for Ravensworth. The School colours/logo are being added before Official Blessing and Handover Ceremony at the School on Monday, October 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m. See you there - Blessings!!!
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    St Jago High School Family Members and Well Wishers: On behalf of all members of the St. Jago Family, we say a big ?THANK YOU? for your commitment, your tenacity and your support. Your efforts represent a genuine display of all that is noble about our distinguished St. Jago High School, and demonstrates that those invaluable lessons which we were taught in our formative years regarding school pride and spirit, personal and collective responsibility and accountability, have been ingrained and remain with us in the present day. What a tremendous and humbling legacy?
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    Fellow Past Students! You will be pleased to hear that the loan of $250,000 has finally been repaid. Thanks again to that 'Good Samaritan' and those who made this possible. St Jago High School is now the proud owner of a new Toyota Hiace 15-seater BU$. The School was out of transportation for two days last week as the Coaster Bus was being serviced, so we must therefore move promptly to Phase Two of the Initiative.
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    Fellow Past Students! Although full payment for the 15-seater Hiace BU$ has been made, the vehicle is still with Toyota Jamaica as funds for Insurance is not yet in place. It's valued at J$4.4M with one the requirements of the Insurance Company being the installation of a Tracking System. Fortunately for us, that feature is already in place compliments of Toyota Jamaica for one year. In the meantime, we have an obligation to repay the overdue loan of J$250,000 which was used to close the deal on July 31, 2013. Persons who made pledges are therefore reminded to make cheques payable to St. Jago Past Students' Association and either drop off at Mello Moods, 21 Holborn Road, Shop No. 2, New Kingston or call 929-4242/926-8053/863-8118 for assistance with pick-up so that this matter can be dealt with as a matter of urgency.
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    Fellow Past Students! Although full payment for the 15-seater Hiace BU$ has been made, the vehicle is still with Toyota Jamaica as funds for Insurance is not yet in place. It's valued at J$4.4M with one the requirements of the Insurance Company being the installation of a Tracking System. Fortunately for us, that feature is already in place compliments of Toyota Jamaica for one year. In the meantime, we have an obligation to repay the overdue loan of J$250,000 which was used to close the deal on July 31, 2013. Persons who made pledges are therefore reminded to make cheques payable to St. Jago Past Students' Association and either drop off at Mello Moods, 21 Holborn Road, Shop No. 2, New Kingston or call 929-4242/926-8053/863-8118 for assistance with pick-up so that this matter can be dealt with as a matter of urgency.
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    Dear Ravens, We have in stock All Batches Reunion 2014 ( ABR ) shirts for male and female at $1500 each. We have XL, L, M and S for both genders. Please call or send order via email so yours can be reserved. The shirts are available from Mello Moods, 21 Holborn Road, New Kingston, attention Melody Royal, 9294242, Cell 8638118. We are now testing the eRegistration tool and will revert with launch.
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    You are invited to the St Jago Kingston Lyme on July 27, 2013. The Lyme starts at 7 pm until you say when. There is no admission. Entertainment is provided, food and refreshment will be on sale.For those who cannot stay late there will be an All St Jago football match at 5 pm: Past St Jago Players vs the current football team at the UWI bowl.
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    You are invited to the St Jago Kingston Lyme on July 27, 2013. The Lyme starts at 7 pm until you say when. There is no admission. Entertainment is provided, food and refreshment will be on sale.For those who cannot stay late there will be an All St Jago football match at 5 pm: Past St Jago Players vs the current football team at the UWI bowl.