The G. C. Foster College community wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Edward Shakes, on his passing.
Mr. Edward Shakes served as Principal of G.C. Foster College from 2009 to 2014. He left an indelible mark on the institution in assisting with the upgrading of the facility and championing the diversification of the institution’s program offerings.
Edward Shakes was a master craftsman and educator in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that included the Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) methodology. He used his knowledge and skills to excel as an exceptional manager and Principal.
His deep love for Jamaica was reflected in his long-standing service to nation building through the various educational fields and boards he served on.
Mr. Shakes is no longer with us, but his spirit and legacy will live on.
ANGELS, St Catherine — St Jago High's Shantae Foreman won the girls Class One long/high jump double on Saturday as she opened her 2021 season at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualifying Trials at GC Foster.
Foreman, who is expected to be part of the Jamaican team to the World Athletics Under-20 Championships, if the event is held as scheduled in Nairobi, Kenya in August, was part of a St Jago team that swept the girls' long jump and won two of four high jumps that were contested.
Meanwhile, Edwin Allen High swept the girls' 800m and 1500m titles, while Jamaica College won all three boys' 1500m races.
The 18-year-old Foreman cleared 1.70m on her third try after passing the previous four heights and then retired after missing her first attempt at 1.75m.
Manchester High's Sheree Wright, Edwin Allen's Ahshareah Enoe and St Jago's Damiel Hinds all cleared 160m.
Foreman won the long jump with a best of 5.54m (-1.8m/s) as each jumper got just three attempts,while Vere Technical's Amanda Thrue was next on 5.36m (-1.1m/s) and Vashti Grey of The Queen's School was third with 5.24m (0.1m/s).
St Jago's Kay-Lagay Clarke won the Class Two long jump with 5.51m (-0.9m/s), beating St Elizabeth Technical's Richelle Stanley with 5.10m (-1.4m/s) and Excelsior High's Chenessa Davis on 5.08m (-0.5m/s).
The Class Three event went to Jade-Ann Dawkins with her lone legal mark of 4.99m (-1.7m/s), ahead of her teammate Bryana Davidson's 4.78m (-1.5m/s) and Holmwood Technical's Julissia Knight's 4.62m (-1.9m/s).
STETHS' Stanley won the Class Two high jump with 1.60m ahead of Excelsior's Davis and Holmwood Technical's pair of Brishawn Grant and Shakala Henry on countback.
Edwin Allen's Deijanae Bruce took the Class Three high jump with 1.65m, ahead of Vere Technical's Chloe Palmer and St Jago's Tori-Ann Anderson both with 1.55m.
The Cornwall College pair of Lansford Cunningham with 6.71m (-3.1m/s) and Jordae Wilson's 6.41m (-2.1m/s) finished first and second in the Class One boys' long jump with St Jago's Tiki Butler third with 6.14m (-2.1m/s).
St Jago High jumpers swept the top three places in the boys' Class Two long jump with Balvin Israel winning with 7.26m (-1.4m/s), followed by Demario Prince's 6.40m (-2.4m/s) and Jevaughn Samuels' 6.27m (-2.6m/s).
Demario Brown of St Jago won the Class Three long jump with 5.57m (-1.9m/s) ahead of BB Coke's Anthony Hall's 5.24m (-1.2m/s) and Jonathan Grant's Michael Neil's 4.37m (-2.3m/s).
Nishorn Pierre of Jamaica College won the Class One boys' high jump with 2.05m, beating his teammate Javon Bowen on 1.95m and Kingston College's Vrro Sam's 1.95m.
St Jago's Prince won the Class Two high jump, clearing 1.80m and clearing all five heights on the first attempt; Titchfield High's Jaydon Parkes was second, also with 1.80m, but cleared the last height on his second attempt as St Jago's Omarion Walford, who passed on the first height, took three tries to get over 1.80m.
G.C. Foster College congratulates Simeon Ramsay on his recent award received at the Circle K District Convention held at the Cardiff hotel and Spa in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica from March 5-7, 2021. Simeon, a second-year student in the Bachelor in Education programme was awarded for being an outstanding president of College’s Circle K Club. The new club excelled even though activities started officially on the campus in February 2020.
What was noteworthy was his excellent management skills that was demonstrated amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The club played an active role in completing service projects while reaching out to the community.
The Circle K clubs that operate on a college level are under the auspices of the Circle K International (CKI) that is a sponsored program of Kiwanis International - a community-service organization for professional men and women. There are CKI clubs on more than 550 college and university campuses worldwide with more than 13,000 student members.
G.C. Foster College students continue to excel amidst the various challenges being encountered in the nation and in the world.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has congratulated second year student at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, Delon Scott, on being the winner of the Dr Arthur Wint Centenary Scholarship.
“I thought we had to do something really special to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Jamaica's greatest track and field athletes and so the idea of a Dr Arthur Wint Centenary Scholarship was born,” Grange said.
“Delon Scott certainly demonstrated to the scholarship selection committee that he is deserving of this prestigious award.”
Scott, who is from the parish of Manchester, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in physical education, has a GPA of 3.89; plays rugby and volleyball at the college level, as well as carries out voluntary work for the college and his community.
He was chosen from a shortlist of five candidates.
“We expect Delon to emulate the good values that characterised the life of Dr Wint, both during and beyond the period of the scholarship and to maintain academic excellence even as he competes in sport.
“The scholarship will cover the cost of his tuition and boarding for the remaining three years of his course of study,” Grange said.