BEACON AWARD

MBHSAA of NY Beacon Award

 

IMG_3986 (1a)About the MBHSAA of NY Beacon Award

MBHSAA of NY proudly celebrates and honor alumnae whose achievements shine as beacons in the community. The distinguished recipients of this award are representative of the rich diversity of our alma mater. Their stellar examples light the path for future graduates and their enduring commitment to integrity, diversity, and service are an inspiration to all.

Selections will be based on material submitted by a nominator, with consideration given to the following areas:

- Service to MBHS
- Service to the community
- Professional accomplishments

Nominations are reviewed by a committee comprised of members of the MBHSAA of NY Board of Directors. A completed formal nomination packet and all supporting materials must be received by September 5, 2018 and can be emailed to info@mbhsaany.org.

To request a nomination packet or for more information, please email us at info@mbhsaany.org

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<2018 MBHSAA of NY Beacon Award Recipient

JUDGE SHERON BARNES

MBHSAA of NY proudly celebrates and honors alumnae whose achievements shine as beacons in the community. The distinguished recipients of this award are representatives of the rich diversity of our alma mater product. Their stellar examples light the path for future graduates and their enduring commitment to integrity, inclusion and service are an inspiration to all. 

This year it is our honor to acknowledge an outstanding alumna, Her Honor Ms. Sheron A. Barnes. Sheron has attained extraordinary distinction and success in her chosen field, which brings pride not only to her but to the Montego Bay High School community. 

Sheron was born in Montego Bay, attending Corinaldi Avenue Primary School and Montego Bay High School. In 1977, Sheron graduated from MBHS with an award for Excellence in English Language and went on to Church Teachers’ College where she graduated as a certified teacher. Later she attended and graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Upper Class Honours in Mass Communications specializing in Print Journalism. She was accepted to read for a Law degree at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados in 1996. Graduating in 1999, she entered the Norman Manley Law School to attain her Certificate of Legal Education. 

Since graduating in 2001, Ms. Sheron Barnes has worked in the legal profession: first as Clerk of the Courts for the parish of St. James, then as Crown Counsel and Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Kingston, Jamaica. In addition to her full time legal career, Ms. Barnes has lectured Criminal Law at UTECH and continues to Lecture in Media and Communications at the UWI Western Jamaica Campus. 

Over the years her passion for collaboration and giving back is evident by her active involvement in MBHS Past Students’ Association, Montego Bay Chapter for many years. She has held the positions of Public Relations Officer; President (2 years); Vice President (2 years), and Treasurer (1 year). She has also been a regular participant and speaker at the school's annual Career Day events, and Guest Speaker at other MBHS functions, to include Prize Giving. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School and Montego Bay High School. Sheron is an active member of The Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Montego Bay. 

Notwithstanding her busy student and professional life, Sheron has a zest for participation. She was an active member of the St James Victim Support Advisory Committee and the Jamaica AIDS Support Friends Group. She also served as the Public Relations Officer for Ellerslie Secondary School P.T.A. in Barbados, the Press Association of Jamaica 1989-1996, and Church Teachers’ College Students' Association. 

Even with her accomplishments and accolades, her greatest source of pride and joy are her roles of  other and grandmother. 

 Holding high the flag of her alma mater, Ms. Barnes exemplifies the MBHS Motto: “Esse Non Videri” – (To be and not to seem). She is a role model, a model leader and a source of light in her community. A rare gem and a true Beacon of Montego Bay High School. 

 

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PAST RECIPIENTS

2017 Beacon Award Recipient
Methelina Scarlett-Jones
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2016 Beacon Award Recipient
Curlin Charmagne Spence-Robinson

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2015 Beacon Award Recipient
Myrtle Veronica Dwyer

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2014 Beacon Award Recipient
Marcia Reid-Windross

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