St Mary's College Founder's Day
Annmarie James-Pusey (left), vice-principal of St Mary's College, presents an award to Dr Pat Vassell, founding member of the school's alumni association. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

St Mary's College staged its annual Founder's Day ceremony on March 15 at the school in Above Rocks, St Catherine, under the theme 'Igniting Excellence, Preserving our Legacy'.

The event, which featured a guest address by past student Iyesha Jones, also saw long-service awards presented to teachers Rodger Moxam, 30 years; Heather McNair-Collins, 25 years; Helen Hamilton-Richards, 25 years; and Marsha Simpson-Montague, 20 years.

St Mary's College was founded in January 1955 by Jesuit priest Father Edmund Cheney who served as principal until 1960.

Devontee Thomas (right) and Jevaughn Dyer entertain with a dance.
St Mary's College Principal Ryan Williams (centre) is seen with teachers (from left) Heather McNair-Collins, Helen Hamilton-Richards, Marsha Simpson-Montaque, and Rodger Moxam after they received awards for long service ranging from 10 to 30 years at this year's Founder's Day ceremony at the school on March 15, 2023.
Anthony DaCosta (right), president of the Cheney Foundation, named in honour of St Mary's College founder Father Edmund Cheney, greets D'Angelo Brooks, a Cheney Foundation scholarship recipient, during the high school's Founder's Day ceremony on March 15.
St Mary's College Alumni Association President Patrica Walters-Harris (right) and alumni member Beverley Yearde enjoying the Founder's Day ceremony.
St Mary's College Principal Ryan Williams delivers an address at this year's Founder's Day ceremony on March 15.
St Mary's College students in attendance at the annual Founder's Day ceremony held at the school on March 15, 2023.

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