MOTTO: “Empowering our sisters, the future leaders”
BACKGROUND: The Montego Bay High School Alumnae Association of New York Incorporated (MBHSAA of NY) was established in April of 2014 by a group of dedicated Montego Bay High School past students with a passion for helping our alma mater. Since its inception the group has bonded as a sisterhood based on mutual respect and the common goal of developing a community where we can come together to share our joys, ideas, and the act of giving back to our immediate community here in the United States, MBHS, and ultimately Jamaica. MBHSAA of NY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating as an independent group that has pledged to support our alma mater which provided the platform for our successes.
PURPOSE: We believe that as a group, we can be instrumental in procuring funds to assist the school and also provide scholarships to students. We will assist our beloved alma mater to the best of our ability so as to ensure that MBHS will continue to produce ‘WOMEN OF DISTINCTION’
We will work independently and with other groups to ensure the implementation of viable projects that will enhance the educational pursuits of our alma mater.
GOAL: To promote and foster pride, loyalty, and lifelong commitment to the school and continued relationships among its graduates within the Tri-State and surrounding areas
VALUE: Underlying all that we do is the belief that the value of education is the well-being of society. We value commitment to integrity, diversity, and service to humanity.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership is open to all former students of Montego Bay High School. Applications for Associate Membership from spouses, immediate family members of past-students, and supporters that display interest in the work of the association are approved at the discretion of the Board.
OPERATIONS: The Association is managed by a Board of Directors. These officers are President, Vice President, Director of Operations, Director at Large, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Public Relations Officer, and Ambassador. The Committees are the Executive Board, Finance, Social Planning, IT, and Membership. All other committees are considered Special Committees which are formed by the President as the need arises. The President is an ex-officio member of all committees.
Meetings are held on the third Sunday of every month.
THE DREAM TEAM
MONTEGO BAY HIGH SCHOOL
EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENTS
KAHARI BLAIR was awarded the DRUCILLA & JOSHUA IRVING AWARD donated by Ms. Janet Jumpp, Class of '72. “You have worked hard through all that which is happening around you. You have set goals for yourself and have the determination to see them fulfilled. Make yourself proud and keep your head up!
HONESSA CLAYTON was awarded the PIERRE L. ROBINSON EDUCATION AWARD donated by Ms. Pauline Allen, Class of '79. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Keep that passport current and stay focused!”
JADE COHALL-CUNNINGHAM was awarded the JESSIE JAMES EVANS AWARD donated by Ms. Laurel Daley, Class of '84. “You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination. Nothing will change your goals and dreams if you keep believing, working hard, and maintain your focus.”
ABIGAIL DALEY was awarded the ESMERALDA HENDRICKS ACADEMIC PROGRESS donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hendricks. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
AKILI O. DUNCAN was awarded the MAESTRO EDUCATION AWARD donated by Maestro's Catering. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
DENIQUE GORDON was awarded the CARL, BERYL & CARL JR. MEMORIAL donated by Mr. Brian Fennell. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” Grab hold of the fruit and never let it go! The fruit of your labor will be sweet. Keep that desire and motivational wheel spinning!”
TASHANA AT EDWARDS was awarded the EVELYN MAUD RAMCHARAN AWARD donated by Ms. Christina A. Waite, Class of '85. “There are many turns that one’s life can take but hard work and persistence are often the key to success. Keep succeeding!
KAYANDRA A. GOODEN-SMITH was awarded the NELLIE TAYLOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD donated by Natalie McKenzie, Class of '84. “No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.”
KYASHA AJ GOODEN was awarded the VIOLET SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL AWARD donated by Mrs. Opal Sutherland-Sangster, Class of '72. “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable! You have shown that hard work, motivation, and persistence are key components to success. Keep that torch for success lit!
ABIJANAE J. GRANT was awarded the MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL AWARD donated by Ms. Patricia Absolam-Minott, Class of '79. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. We need quantitative assessments of the success of education. We need certification and qualifications both for teachers and for pupils. It is not a choice between quantity and quality, between access and excellence. Both of these will happen together if people really do believe in the importance of education to change lives.”
TESARAH N. HALL was awarded the MAVIS LOUISE CHAMBERS MEMORIAL AWARD donated by The Chambers Family. “The sky is not the limit when it comes to education. Look to yourself for setting goals and standards for yourself because you are the one who must work to maintain those standards and goals and be true to YOU. Strive to pass the moon …you got this!”
SILIHAH HILLOCKS was awarded the PMA YOUTH EDUCATION AWARD donated by Ms. Pauline Smith. “Remember that while others are sleeping, you are toiling upwards through the night. The road may seem rocky, but the bucket of gold will be yours at the end. Strive to be the best you can be…remain golden!!!
JENAILA K. LESLIE was awarded the NELLIE TAYLOR FINANCIAL AID AWARD donated by Ms. Natalie McKenzie, Class of '84. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
KAILA LYNCH was awarded the H. JOYCE CLARKE MEMORIAL donated by Mrs. Maxine Brown-Hylton, Class of '76. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
MARISSA MALCOLM was awarded the NELLIE TAYLOR CITIZENSHIP AWARD donated by Natalie McKenzie, Class of '84. “True leadership required our young people to realize that they are citizens of the world in which they live. You have already done so by being involved in your community and maintaining your academic goals. Keep pushing yourself for further success!”
MONIQUE A. MCFARLANE was awarded the MBHSAANY EDUCATION AWARD. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
ANDRIEKA MCNISH was awarded the EVELYN MAUD RAMCHARAN donated by Ms. Christina A. Waite, Class of '85. “There are many turns that one’s life can take but hard work and persistence are often the key to success. Keep succeeding!
NAJAE A. NISH was awarded the ALLAN SMITH EDUCATION AWARD donated by Mrs. Loraine Battle. “Knowledge is the Power; power to be who you want to be; power to make choices that you desire; power to decide which direction your academic goals will take; power to be you. Keep striving for continued success!
RAINE PRYCE was awarded the ACADEMIC AWARD donated by Dr. Carlton Jones & Methelina Scarlett-Jones. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.”
MIRAKEH A. SIMMS was awarded the NELLIE TAYLOR ACADEMIC PROGRESS AWARD donated by Natalie McKenzie, Class of '84. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
DEVANAE M. STONE was awarded the MBHSAANY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Growing requires nurturing, a desire to be, a need, change. Grab and hold all of these…. Success will be yours
MONAE SYMISTER was awarded the MBHSAANY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Growing requires nurturing, a desire to be, a need, change. Grab and hold all of these…. Success will be yours
ABOUT MONTEGO BAY HIGH SCHOOL
Montego Bay High School is an all girls school with a tradition of excellence. Our story starts here…
2019 MBHSAANY BEACON AWARD RECIPIENT
2019 MBHSAANY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT
2019 ALUMNAE ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE
VANGELLA HAZLE BUCHANAN
2019 ALUMNAE ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE
2019 CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AWARDEES
Montego Bay High School 20/20 Vision
Goal Achieved - School expansion and modernization project
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MBHSAA of NY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNAE
REVEREND PREBENDARY ROSE HUDSON WILKIN, BPhil. Ed
MBHSAA of NY FIFTH ANNUAL BENEFIT BALL SOUVENIR JOURNAL
2018 EDUCATIONAL AWARD PACKAGE
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MONTEGO BAY HIGH SCHOOL 2017 FOOTBALL TEAM
ANNUAL BENEFIT BALL HIGHLIGHTS
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Heritage Week at Montego Bay High School in Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.
Students who competed and won cash prize in a song competition that was hosted to create a song to commemorate the school’s 80th anniversary. The cash prize was donated by MBHSAA of NY, Inc.
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As a past student of Montego Bay High School and a board member of the Montego Bay High School Alumnae Association of New York, Inc. (MBHSAA of NY), it is my pleasure and honor to be affiliated with such an outstanding institution. This year (2015), as the school celebrates its 80th year anniversary; this significant […]