ALUM NOMINATED FOR BRITISH MUSIC AWARD
By Duane Coombs
Monday October 10, 2022
LONDON, England: United Kingdom- based Brenda Duncan – Emmanuel(XLCR ’79) has been nominated for a music award in the in that country
Her song Claim It (It’s Already Yours) has been shortlisted for this year’s Reggae Song Of The Year in the Gospel genre fledgling Step FWD Awards in the UK.
Reacting to News of her nomination rhe former Harbour View resident said, “I don’t take this nomination lightly and thank God that I am able to reach out to others with the Good News.”
Voting is currently under way for the award which will be presented at an Award show, November 22, 2022at the Gaumont State Theatre in London, England.
By Duane Coombs
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Yesterday at least two Excelsiorians- Dr. Maureen Samms-Vaughan and Gaynor Downer – were among a slew of outstanding Jamaicans conferred with national honours during the Heroes Day Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards on the lawn of King’s House
Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan was acknowledged for pioneering research, clinical work and policy development in child health, child development and behaviour. She was among eight outstanding Jamaicans awarded the Order of Jamaica.
Physiotherapist Gaynor Downer was conferred with the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service, by the Government of Jamaica for her stellar contribution to sports and national development during a career spanning more than four decades.
We offer heartiest congratulations to both Dr. Maureen Samms- Vaughan and Gaynor Downer as…CLASS OF 1980 DELIVERS 30 COMPUTERS TO SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1980 DELIVERS 30 COMPUTERS TO SCHOOL
By Duane Coombs
Thursday, November 17, 2022
A campus dappled with bright November sunshine was the perfect backdrop as the Class of 1980 again brought a ray of hope to students of Excelsior High School with the formal handing over of 30 desktop computers and a projector to the school on Monday November 7, 2022.
It was the culmination of the group’s commemoration of its 40th anniversary since graduating from Excelsior High School, as almost two dozen members converged on the Excelsior campus from various points in North America and Jamaica to mark the occasion.
Preceding the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, members of the Class of 1980…NEW GROUP TO FUND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING AT XLCR
NEW GROUP TO FUND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING AT XLCR
By Duane Coombs
Thursday, October 13, 2022
A newly formed group, The Excelsior 1976 Foundation, has announced a new partnership with Excelsior High School and the Family Life Ministries to underwrite a series of professional counseling sessions for troubled students at the alma mater.
The Excelsior 1976 Foundation is an offshoot of the Class of 1976’s virtual 45th anniversary reunion in 2021. It is a USA-based and registered non-profit entity which was incorporated in December 2021 in the wake of the class reunion.
Local-based representatives of the Foundation, including Richard DeLisser and William Rose, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the school and the Family Life Ministries. Under terms of this new tri-party agreement,…Class of 1977 – 45th Anniversary Reunion
Old Friends Renew Acquaintances 45 Years Later.
By Andre Taylor – Domville
Monday, November 7, 2022
Our shared journey commenced in September 1972, when Excelsior High School opened her gates to students new and old, for the beginning of another school year.
Those wide-eyed first formers were excited about their first exposure to high school life. For the next five years, we formed bonds that would last a lifetime. Leading more than sixty, of those now matured, Excelsorians to converge on the hallowed grounds of 137 Mountain View Avenue, in celebration of our 45th Anniversary Reunion, October 10th through 15th, 2022.
The Beginning – Getting Started
A planning committee including members of the six streams from the 1977 graduating class, met regularly to plan and organize the well-anticipated gathering. The mission…
As chief audit officer at BNY Mellon, Paulette Mullings Bradnock was charged with keeping tabs on the whereabouts, utilization and movement of almost $500 billion in assets.
She joined BNY Mellon in 2015 and was responsible for managing a global team of more than 450 auditors.
She began her career at Chemical Bank, where she worked in both audit and control functions. She joined what was then Chase in 1993, and in 2004 she was given audit responsibilities for the corporate functions at JPMorgan Chase, including finance, legal, real estate and human resources.
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