Jamaica College has always sought to focus on the holistic development of students. Over the years, the school has undergone various changes but its mandate has remained the same: to produce young men who maintain a high level of academic excellence. It is with this thrust that we recognized the importance of introducing an Honour Society as part of the school’s curriculum.
The Jamaica College Honour Society seeks to recognize and encourage academic achievement, promote leadership and stimulate a desire for service among its students, in an effort to fully prepare them to become world class citizens.
All students who have attained an average of 80% and above are eligible for membership within the society. This year, members of the society were expected to:
- elect a governing body : President, Vice President, Secretary/ Treasurer;
- lead their peers in different aspects of school life. Members will be encouraged to be actively involved and be exemplary students and positive role model for their peers;
- meet every fourth Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:00pm. These sessions were geared towards developing each student’s leadership qualities. The foci were School Involvement, Community Involvement, Organizational Skills and Public Speaking.
- conduct an Outreach Project.
- participate in a Trip or a Social Event.
The first General assembly of the Honour Society was held on the 14th of November 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in the Conference room. Approximately 35 members were in attendance along with Coordinators Mrs. S. Lyn Quee and Mrs. N. Crawford-Thompson. Mr. Ruel Reid gave the main address under the theme “Student Involvement in School Leadership”.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 2013 – 2014
President Akeem Mckenzie
Vice President Shaquille Reid
Secretary Alex Chen-Sue
Assistant Secretary Marcello Berry
Treasurer Anthony Williams
Assist. Treasurer Brandon Neil
P.R.O. Christopher Issacs
Assistant P.R.O. Ruel McNeil
PRESENTATION OF HONOUR SOCIETY MEMBERS
On Monday, January 6, 2014, the members of the Honour Society were presented to the school body during General Assembly. They were given special calendars by the school administration.
Sixteen (16) students were unable to maintain an 80% average and were removed from the society.
BADGING OF HONOUR SOCIETY MEMBERS
During the month of February, 2014, a total of fifty (50) students were given membership badges. The Honour Society continues to encourage academic achievement.
Contributor: S. Lyn Quee
Editor: Nickiesha Findley
Trackback from your site.