Grand Reunion Weekend in South Florida (Oct 2012)

The Montego Bay High School International Alumnae Association (MBHSIAA) invites you to the 2nd Grand Gala and Reunion Weekend, October 19-21 2012.

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Myrtle Dwyer’s tourism experience a perfect fit for family-owned company

Myrtle Dwyer, a proud past student of Montego Bay High, is the director of sales and marketing at her family-owned and operated Glamour Destination Management Company. In her new role, she sets her sight on getting a greater share of the Corporate Jamaica’s events planning business.

“Glamour Destination Management, located in Montego Bay’s Ironshore industrial estate, prides itself on offering to its clients, tailor-made activities that suit the needs of each group…”

“With more than 20 years as a destination management company, Glamour has a cadre of meeting and event planning specialists to make team-building events, product launches, corporate retreats, beach fun days, among other activities a seamless experience.” Read more

SOURCE: Jamaica Observer

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October 21-23 Special Weekend Info

Please note that there is a change of venue for the Meet and Greet on Friday Oct 21. The new location is Genesis Banquet Center at 6455 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.


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You are invited to a weekend of events Oct 21-23 2011

MBHS Alumnae expected to descend on South Fla. in droves from Jamaica and the world over on Oct. 21-23, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2011–Montego Bay High School International Alumnae Association (MBHSIAA) proudly announced today the launch of its major 2011 fundraising effort through an Inaugural Gala & Grand Reunion at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 21-23, 2011. An epic weekend of activities is scheduled to support the formal Grand Gala event at The Westin on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at 7 p.m. and, already, more than 400 Montego Bay High School (MBHS) alumnae have confirmed their attendance for what promises to be an unforgettable event that will reunite old “Mo-Bay High” classmates and friends after as many as 30 years!

Events kick off on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at The Westin with a “Meet & Greet” scheduled from 8 p.m. till 12:30 a.m. and will culminate in a “Farewell Beach Picnic” at the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, between noon and 6 p.m. The formal Inaugural Gala at The Westin on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, and these attendant events mark the major annual fundraising effort for the MBHSIAA. Donna Redway (née Curling), current principal of MBHS – herself a MBHS alumna – will deliver the keynote address at the gala, and other distinguished guests such as Sandra Grant-Griffiths, the consul general of Jamaica in Miami, Fla., are expected to join in the festivities. All proceeds from this fundraising effort are earmarked for ongoing projects at MBHS in Montego Bay, Jamaica, including the restoration of the school’s chemistry lab and the purchase of computers and associated peripherals for the school’s computer lab.

“South Florida is the perfect setting for our Inaugural Gala & Grand Reunion weekend,” said Karen Morris-Clarke, president and chairman of the MBHSIAA board. “We have tremendous numbers of alumnae living in South Florida but are delighted with the outpouring of support that has been pledged and is anticipated from our alumnae from as far away as Canada and Britain. The Westin Fort Lauderdale promises the kind of elegant ambiance and sophistication our alumnae would expect as the backdrop for this kind of formal affair, and we are thankful for our official sponsors like Sunset Beach Resort (formerly Seawind Hotel) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Shaw Park Beach Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, who believe in our cause and have graciously contributed incredible family vacation getaways to be auctioned at our events throughout the weekend.”

MBHSIAA maintains a Facebook group page for its alumnae and provides regular updates on all alumnae activities and events. This Inaugural Gala & Grand Reunion event is no exception. The rush of excitement is already building there as alumnae anticipate meeting up with old classmates. Many, in fact, are actively soliciting and encouraging old friends to come out for this momentous occasion.

“Without a doubt, this will be the highlight of my year,” said Blossom White-Dobson, Class of 1973. “If I have to ride, bike or row from New York City, this is one opportunity I won’t let pass me by, and I am actively encouraging every ‘old girl’ I link up with to come also!”

Montego Bay High School International Alumnae Association, Inc. (MBHSIAA) is the preeminent umbrella not-for-profit organization supporting chapters of Montego Bay High School alumnae groups throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Its mission is to promote networking and foster camaraderie among affiliate members as well as identify and satisfy some of the longstanding needs of its alma mater, which federal and local government funding in a country like Jamaica does not even begin to address adequately. The organization takes pleasure in inculcating school pride and promoting the value of connectedness to its alma mater in ways that ensure future generations of girls will continue to pass through the same revered halls it holds in such high esteem and take their place as stalwarts in society, both in Jamaica and abroad.

Jean-Ann Turner-Johnson
P. O Box 213506
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421
Tel: (954) 661-7393


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Montego Bay High one of the top preferred school

Montego Bay High’s reputation as one of the finer educational institutions in the country was recently borne out by the number of students selecting the school as their first choice. Students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this year preferred Campion College, St Jago High, Glenmuir and Montego Bay High as their first choice.

This is a clear indication that the “stock” of Montego Bay High has grown or at least it is perceived as better by others. Undoubtedly the success of the students, the unselfish and tireless efforts of the teachers and the direction of the principal all play a part in enhancing the Montego Bay High “brand.” LONG MAY IT LAST!

SOURCE: Jamaica-Gleaner

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Montego Bay High School 75th anniversary

Regarding the 75th anniversary celebration of Montego Bay High School Principal Donna-Marie Redway said,”This is a special anniversary. It serves not only as a milestone in the evolution of an institution, but it is also a good spot from which one looks back at where we were and how far we have come…We, the family at Montego Bay High School for Girls, are confident, and we want to assure you, the wider society, that this legacy of producing exemplary citizens will continue in the years to come.”


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Shereen Sterling: first Jamaican to win Miss Global title

Shereen Sterling won the coveted Miss Global International 2010 title on Sunday night at the Grand Palladium Resort, Hanover.

Shereen (a Montego Bay past student) is a medical student at the University of the West Indies. Miss Sterling received ”prizes including cash, a personal website development from Plitz Marketing, a weekend for two at the Grand Palladium, a Digicel Blackberry phone, a trophy and a portfolio and photo session with Brian Rosen.”

SOURCE: Jamaica Gleaner


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MoBay High student received 10 distinctions

Shaneika Hazle, a past student of Montego Bay High School for Girls, has done her alma mater proud with excellent achievements in the 2010 CSEC exams.

The 17-year-old got 10 distinctions in biology, chemistry, English language, English literature, information technology, mathematics, physics, principles of accounts, religious education and Spanish.

In 2009, she did GCE history and gained an A for that subject. Continue

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Shantel Brissett: first recepient of Sir Kenneth Hall Scholarship

Montego Bay High School alumnus 18 year-old Shantel Brissett, is the the first recepient of the Sir Kenneth Hall Scholarship, set up by the Hanover Homecoming Foundation (HHF) for brilliant academics from the parish.

The quarter-million dollar scholarship, “which was announced at the Grand Palladium Resort and Spa in Hanover last Friday, will help Brissett through medical school.”

 Brissett, a native of Hanover, earned ”distinctions in ten subjects from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), and distinctions in all but one of the four subjects she sat at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level.”

The scholorship is named after Jamaica 5th Governor-General, Sir Kenneth Hall, who is also from the parish of Hanover. 

SOURCE: Jamaica Observer

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Montego Bay High FL Alumnae wins all-girl penalty shootout

The 4th annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Football Match between Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida and the St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida was held on Saturday April 26th, 2008 at the Silver Shores Park, in Miramar.

During half-time, there was an all-girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off sponsored by Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/Western Union. We are proud to inform you that the Montego Bay High School Alumnae of South Florida were the winners of this event. Grace Kennedy donated $100 to the Montego Bay High Alumnae Florida Chapter. The check was accepted by Karen Morris the President of the Florida chapter.

The other all-girls schools that participated were Convent of Mercy Academy “ALPHA”, Immaculate Conception High School Alumnae Association, Queen’s High School Alumni Association, St. Andrew High Old Girls Association and St. Hugh’s Alumnae Association of South Florida.

The annual Ziadie Cup Football Match is in memory of Dennis Zaidie, who coached both Jamaica College and St George’s College to Manning Cup victories. Dennis Zaidie died in a car crash in Mexico at the 1986 World Cup.

“Dennis Zaide has been an inspiration to the success of both schools in Jamaica.” said Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida President, Teddy Alexander. “We believe this is the most fitting way to honor his legacy and what he has done.”

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