Cornwall old boys give back

October 31, 2017
Lecia Allen, acting principal of Cornwall College (left) and 10th grade student Jinorri Wilson (2nd left) listen attentively as Cornwall College Class of 1985 Scholarship Committee Chairman, Huntley Medley (2nd right) explain to why Wilson was selected to receive financial assistance from the group in the amount of $50,000 during the 2017-2018 academic year. Frederick Murray looks on.
Contributed Lecia Allen, acting principal of Cornwall College (left) and 8th grade student Eric Wedderburn (2nd left) accept a cheque for $100,000 from Cornwall College Class of 1985 Scholarship Committee Chairman, Huntley Medley (2nd right) and secretary of the Cornwall College Class of 1985 group Frederick Murray (right) at the school in Montego Bay on October 23.
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Past students of Cornwall College who graduated in 1985 have made the first set of presentations from their recently launched scholarship fund, which is intended to assist current students at the school. The presentation of $100,000 was made at the Montego Bay-based institution on Monday, October 23.

Acting principal Lecia Allen accepted the funds from Class of 1985 Scholarship Committee Chairman Huntley Medley and secretary of the Class of 1985, Frederick Murray.

Present at the handing over were the two students who were selected to receive assistance in the amount of $50,000 each: Jinorri Wilson, a grade-10 student residing in Mount Salem, Montego Bay and grade-eight student Eric Wedderburn, who lives in Negril, Westmoreland.

These students were selected on the basis of stated need, expressed academic goals, extra-curricular involvement at school, involvement in their community and reference letters provided by the school and community leaders. A total of 14 students submitted application forms which were circulated at the school through the Guidance Counselling Department towards the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. The funds are to be administered by the Guidance Counselling Department to assist the students with any school-related expenses during the current academic year.

"As past students who travelled this road ourselves, we understand that parents and guardians face many financial challenges in ensuring that their children obtain a quality education and we are here to assist in whatever way we can," Medley said.

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