Items were presented by Alumna Ms. Jacquelyn Hamer, executive member of the New York Chapter and Mr Horace Cummings, Chairman of the local chapter.

Items were presented by Alumna Ms. Jacquelyn Hamer, executive member of the New York Chapter and Mr Horace Cummings, Chairman of the local chapter.

 

 

Last Wednesday morning, a balmy day in Georgetown, Guyana, the Central High School located on Smyth Street was the recipient of gifts from its overseas Alumni.  The gifts included Science equipment and Digital Projectors and Screens which came from the New York Chapter and from Alumna Celestine Benjamin.

At a simple presentation ceremony in the office of the headmistress Ms. Balroop and witnessed by alumni of the local and New York chapters, members of staff, representatives of the Prefect body and the media, the items were presented by Alumna Ms. Jacquelyn Hamer, executive member of the New York Chapter and Mr Horace Cummings, Chairman of the local chapter.

Mr. Cummings lauded the integrated efforts of the local, New York and Toronto Chapters for supporting the general development of Central High School. He spoke about Alumna Celestine Benjamin who spearheaded a project to raise funds during Reunion 2012, through the sale of hand bands bearing the CHS insignia. The money went towards the purchasing of digital projectors.

He also encouraged the students to use the equipment efficiently. Ms Hamer added that she expects the students to take good care of their gifts.

Ms. Balroop, being gracious in receipt on behalf of the school, expressed her gratitude to the general body of the Alumni for coming on board to contribute in maintaining the high academic standard of Central High and in some way attempt to replicate its prestige of yesteryear.

She also pledged her continued support and the support of her staff to work closely with the local chapter and by extension the overseas chapters, towards those endeavours.

The local chapter will on March 3, 2013 be holding elections to elect a president and executive to charter its course and to serve as the link that binds foreign chapters to the institution here, locally. All past students are eligible to vote and be elected.