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, 2020 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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2019 MBHSAA of NY BEACON AWARD RECIPIENT

KAREN MORRIS-CLARKE

MBHSAA of NY Beacon Award gives recognition to an alumna who provides light to her community, participated in activities pertaining to MBHS, and has supported or assisted both the MBHS and the Community at large.  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, Karen Morris-Clarke, who is the standing Chairman of the Board of Directors of Montego Bay High School International Alumnae Association (MBHSIAA). Mrs. Morris-Clarke is the co-owner of PCK Properties LLC of South Florida, a family-owned and operated real estate investment and holding company serving the South Florida area specializing in real estate sales, rental, rehabilitation, and property management. Karen is a member of the Keller Williams Family of real estate licensees and also a managing partner of Trips Unlimited Travel Inc, a full-service travel company.

Karen has keenly and strategically aligned her career in real estate with her passion for travel and philanthropy, she has over twenty years of experience in the travel industry first working with Delta Airlines and US Airways in operations at LaGuardia Airport. Karen defies complacency and is always on the lookout for opportunities to grow and change. In 1992 with the help of her mother Shirley, she started a small Travel and Vacation Center in Brooklyn New York.

After her mother became gravely ill, Karen gave up the business and went on to work in corporate travel at American Express Corporation and later at ABC TV’s Travel Division in New York City. While at ABC, she learned skills such as complex travel itineraries, road trips, group travel, and charters with precision and speed.

In 1998 Karen, along with her family relocated to South Florida. She later enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Shortly after, she became an intern at the Law Offices of Weisberg and Associates and then on staff as a title clerk processing moderate to complex real estate transactions. This is where the opportunity for a career in real estate became a reality allowing her the flexibility and income potential she needed to spend time with family and do philanthropic work.

In 2012 she joined the award-winning Keller Williams Realty and Associates team where she honed her skills in real estate acquisition, marketing, and networking. In 2015 she earned their Silver Top Performer Award. During that time, she simultaneously opened PCK Properties LLC, a real estate investment and holding company based in South Florida, which she now operates and manages with her husband Patrick Clarke.

Karen and Patrick reside in Palm Beach County, Florida. Together they have six children Alicia, Dana, Chris (now in Heaven), Kory, Li-Shann and Aaron. In their spare time, they enjoy globetrotting and watching movies at home. Karen holds true that everything she does is fueled by her unwavering faith in Christ.

Holding high the flag of her alma mater, Ms. Morris-Clarke 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

2018 Beacon Award Recipient
Judge Sheron Barnes
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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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