Mayor declares October 13 CC Day
Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris has declared Thursday, October 13, 'CC Day in the Bay' in celebration of Cornwall College's 120th anniversary and its Homecoming Week of activities.
The traditional all-boys' school - the oldest in the Second City - has produced some of the island's most brilliant minds. The one-year anniversary celebration kicks off during Homecoming Week, October 9-15.
"The vibrancy that we are known for will be on display at the concert on October 13. Cornwall College remains a beacon in Montego Bay, and this will give us an opportunity to re-energise the entire city," said Heroy Clarke, president of the Montego Bay Chapter of the Cornwall College Old Boys' Association.
The institution, which has had a rich history, now has more than 1,600 students enrolled, including a number of girls attending its sixth form.
The week commences with a church service and brunch at the school's chapel on Sunday, October 9.
Tuesday, October 11, will see the staging of a 'Newcomers Track Meet', with participation from grades seven and eight students competing among themselves. Six primary schools from the city have been invited to participate as well - Chetwood, Barracks Road, Corinaldi Avenue, Howard Cooke, Catherine Hall and Green Pond primary schools.
"These are feeder schools. Many of their students end up attending Cornwall, so this is our way of giving back to these institutions," said Clarke, adding that a mentoring programme will be borne out of this activity.
On Thursday, October 13, a massive concert is scheduled for the historic Sam Sharpe Square, featuring Hezron Clarke, songbird Karen Smith, Mackie Conscious, the MACC (Mt Alvernia and Cornwall College) Singers and the Cornwall College School Band.
DAY OF FELLOWSHIP
On Friday, October 14, old boys locally will be joined by their counterparts from North America, the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, as well as those across the Caribbean, for a day of fellowship and mentoring at the school.
Approximately 70 past students are expected to participate in this event.
That same evening, a football team made up of old boys will pay against the school's younger team, followed by an integration party at the Aquasol Theme Park.
The week culminates with the staple Homecoming Dinner and Dance at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
A number of prominent Cornwallians are to be recognised with the 'Men of Might' and the Hall of Fame awards.