“The Griffin – Struck down but will rise again!”

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The college men turned up for general assembly on November 16, 2015, obviously wounded.  Their pride was flagging after the senior football team was beaten 4-0 by St. Georges, to lift the Flow Super Cup 2015.

It is moments like these that inspiration is most desperately needed and who better to provide it, than one who has been there and appreciates the character of real champions. Mr. Reid, the principal, was effusive in his charge, that Jamaica College is still the school of champions.  He said that the Griffin may have been struck down but it will rise again.

Turning up the wattage, he reminded the boys that for the past nine years, JC has made every semi- final in football, which is unequaled by any other school. He declared proudly, that for the past 226 years, JC has been producing champions and is now the school that every school wants to beat.

JC still boasts one of the most enviable records in school boy history, when in the 2009 – 2010 school year, they collected all the major championship awards- (Walker Cup, Manning Cup, Oliver Shield, Boys’ Champs, Hockey –Under 19, Under 14 All Island Football and even went as far as quarter final in the Schools’ Challenge Quiz.)

Having established the record of success, he stressed the need for the boys to not limit themselves to victories in sports or allow this to define them.  Rather, they should strive for excellence in academics, discipline and  overall conduct. This, he contends, is the responsibility of every college man to make our College an excellent institution.


Author:      Marjorie Wright


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