Class of ’71 re­turns to beloved West­wood

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Okoye Henry Gleaner Writer

WEST­ERN BUREAU: T WAS a time of re­flec­tion at West­wood High School in Ste­wart Town, Trelawny, last Satur­day, as the school’s Class of 1971 re­turned to the in­sti­tu­tion to rem­i­nisce and re­new old ac­quain­tances.

In ad­di­tion to rem­i­nisc­ing on the won­der­ful mem­o­ries they still cher­ish in their time at their all-fe­male alma mater, the class, which is made up of 22 women, also made a spe­cial cheque pre­sen­ta­tion to the 134-year-old board­ing in­sti­tu­tion.

For­mer ed­i­tor-in-chief of The Gleaner Wyvolyn Gager said it was im­por­tant for the Class of ’71 to main­tain a healthy re­la­tion­ship with the school as the in­sti­tu­tion “gave us a for­mal ed­u­ca­tion and pre­pared us for life”.

ISIGNIFICANT CHANGES

Gager noted that the in­sti­tu­tion has un­der­gone sig­nif­i­cant changes since their time there, most no­tably in terms of the growth in both the stu­dent pop­u­la­tion and in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment.

Dr An­gela Sa­muels-Har­ris, an­other dis­tin­guished mem­ber of the Class of ’71 also ex­pressed de­light with sig­nif­i­cant

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