On 12 September 2018 Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK awarded 20 scholarships to the value of up to $100, 000. 00 Jamaican dollars to deserving students at the inaugural Calabar Alumni Founders’ Day Scholarship Program launch event.
The event was spearheaded by Mr Dave Thomas, Calabar Alumni Association UK President, who travelled to Jamaica to present the scholarships.
Also in attendance was Major Evrol Dixon, who delivered the keynote address and Miss Andrea Thomas who was the Compare.
The event was also attended by Mrs Karen Francis (Principal – Westwood High School), Mr Calvin Rowe (Acting Principal of Calabar High School), Dr David Anderson from the COBA Atlanta Chapter, Mr Geddes Alexander from Sons of Rabalac, The Martin Family, as well as past teachers (most notably, Mrs Hall, Mr Perry), Alumni (notably Class of 1991), parents and well-wishers. Hospitality was provided by Lindsey’s Juice Blends, owned by a Calabar Alumnus.
The Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK collaborated with several global Calabar alumni Chapters (COBA Atlanta, Sons of Rabalac, Sons of Herb McKinley), charitable foundations (The Thomas Foundation and Bernice and Cecil McGowan Foundation) and notable alumni to award a total of 35 scholarships on the day.
|Calabar Alumni & Friends Association UK
|Calabar Alumni UK Chapter|
|COBA Atlanta Scholarship||COBA Atlanta|
|Sons of Rabalac Scholarship||Sons of Rabalac|
|Sons of Herb Scholarship||Sons of Herb Mckinley|
|Gibson-Clark Scholarship||Sertese Gibson and Professor John-Paul Clark|
|John-Paul Clark Scholarship||Professor John-Paul Clark|
|David and Michael Anderson Scholarship||David and Michael Anderson|
|Mark Martin Memorial Scholarship||The Martin Family (in memory of Mark Martin (Head Boy 1980 – 1981))|
|George and Lucille Hopkins Scholarship||Carlton Hopkins|
|Everton McDonald Scholarship||The McDonald Family|
|Bernice and Cecil McGowan Scholarship||Geddes Alexander|
|The Thomas Foundation Scholarship||The Thomas Family|
Among this cohort, a total of 16 scholarships were awarded to current students of Calabar High School. Additionally, two scholarships were awarded to immediate past students of Calabar High who were transitioning to university. Equally, we extended our relief efforts to two students from our sister school Westwood High.
Scholarships were awarded to the following students
|Kevon Kidd||Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK – President’s Scholarship||Football – Manning Cup|
|Kobe McKnight||Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK – Nigel Lowe Founder’s Scholarship||Schools Challenge Quiz|
|Okeen Brown||Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK – Mark Bowden Founder’s Scholarship||Schools Challenge Quiz|
|Bilal Burke||Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK – Chris Lindo Founder’s Scholarship||Rugby|
|Jhevonte Webster||Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK – Ansel Archibald Memorial Scholarship||Immediate Past Head Boy – Transition to University of the West Indies|
|Phillip Llewellyn||Immediate Past Deputy Head Boy – Transition to University of the West Indies|
|Matthew Johnson||Optimist Club|
|Kimani Nunis||Optimist Club|
|Casey Lewis||Optimist Club|
|Mickyle Williams||Optimist Club|
|Ricardo Beecher||Optimist Club|
|Shaneisia Baley||Westwood High School|
|Shavel Cooper||Westwood High School|