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KC Kicks Off 90 Years Celebrations

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 4:00 AM
Michael Vaccianna (left), chairman, board of management, KIngston College (KC), having a good laugh as he meets with Major Basil Jarrett (right), president of the Jamaica College Old Boys Association, at the launch of KC’s 90th anniversary celebration plans and media launch at the school’s 2A North Street campus yesterday. Sharing in the moment are Dave Myrie, (second left, partially hidden), principal of Kingston College; Keith White (third left), president, Calabar Old Boys Association; and Dr Patrick Dallas, president, Kingston College Old Boys Association.

Informative lectures, a scholarship launch and art exhibitions are some of the many ways in which Kingston College (KC), will be celebrating its 90 years of existence.

Speaking at the launch held on the school grounds yesterday morning, chairman of the board, Michael Vaccianna, gave credit to the Church as one of the many institutions that have contributed to the school's longevity and quality.

"As chairman of the board, it is my honour to be serving in this capacity at this time. KC is a church school, and I acknowledge the important role which the Church has played in the school's development over the past 90 years. An important part of our task, therefore, is to nurture and form young men who will leave this institution seized with the important Christian values of honesty, service to others, responsibility to self, country and others," Vaccianna declared.

"The board considers reaching this milestone another important achievement by Kingston College and so we decided to celebrate it. Through this, we are determined to have a spectacular celebration of this significant milestone in a fashion that identifies and solidifies the Fortis traditions," he continued.

The traditions, according to the chairman include "excellence in education, sports service and character building". He signalled the continued commitment to building Jamaica and the world in an atmosphere of camaraderie.

moulding new generations

Principal Dave Myrie echoed Vaccianna's, sentiments describing the school's anniversary as a significant milestone.

"Kingston College has had an admirable record of achievement in the brief time of its existence. In my two and a half years as principal of this great institution. I have come to understand and experience what it means to be Fortis and I take pride in moulding new generations of truly successful Fortis men," the principal told the gathering.

"The student body is solidly behind these celebrations, as truly it is a celebration of the existence of their school. Our boys intend to make their contribution going forward to the school's next 90 years," he charged.

Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites sent his greetings along with Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke.