Our new Principal - Mr. McKulsky, has begun a much-needed initiative to rebuild the infrastructure, among other rebranding and redevelopment activities at our alma mater - Holmwood Technical High School.
The first accomplishment is evidenced by the spectacular impact of the repainting job recently completed.
One of the critical improvement areas, is the need for additonal classrooms. Consequently, and in response to an urgent request, the Pricincipal has expressed his gratitude to the NY Chapter for a donation of US$20,000 towards construction of at least 3 classrooms. The classrooms are currently under construction and moving towards an expeditious completioN date.
The NY Chapter is pleased to announce our 2017 Ramon V. Smith Scholarship awardees. The following two recipients were selected from stidents who met our selection criteria. They received US$1,000 each, to assist with their financial obligations at their selected tertiary institution. Our Scholarship Committee Chair, Ms. Hope Ashmeade, in announcing the selection of our two awardees, indicated the Chapter's goal of staying abreast of recipients' progress throughout their entire college life.
Chantelle is 19 years old and is from Craig Head in Manchester. She resides with her mother and six other family members . Chantell is very grateful to the NY Chapter for the award, which will provide significant assistance in support of her commitment to read for the Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management at the UWI, Kingston, Jamaica. Chantell states: "with the help of this scholarship, I will be able to achieve my goals, and I promise to use it to the best of my ability, making myself, my family and sponsors proud"
Odane is 21 years old from Chudleigh in Manchester, Jamaica, and lives with his mother, step-father and four siblings. He was recently matriculated into the University of the West Indies to read for the Bachelor of Science degree promram, majoring in Marketing. Odane states: "receipt of this award will give me that extra drive to work harder to strive for excellence and I am grateful for the offer from the the NY Chapter of the Holmwood Past Students Association.