Old Boys, families, friends and well-wishers of Calabar High School gathered on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the Annual Reunion Dinner hosted by the Calabar Old Boys’ Association (COBA). The dinner which was held at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge, featured from the Class of 1980, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson as guest speaker presenting on the theme, ‘Crime Fighting for Nation Building’.
One of the evening’s activities was a spirited pledge session guided by former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Percival James Patterson and Master of Ceremonies, the Honourable Michael Fennell, OJ, to raise funds for COBA’s academic programmes and a new entrance gate for the school.
Three persons were honoured for the contribution to nation building in various fields. Mrs. Lucinda Johnston, former teacher and acting Vice Principal; Mr. Harriett 'Harry' Maragh, for building a notable player in Jamaica's shipping industry; and Mr. Charles Ross, for his work in building the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica and Sterling Asset Management Ltd., one of the leading financial advisors in our country.
The prestigious President’s Award, which highlights a person’s contribution to COBA and to Calabar were awarded to four persons this year: Mr. Clement McCalla, Secretary of the New York Chapter of COBA, Mr. Holmer Morgan, Mr. Patrick Phillips & past president of COBA Mr. Russel Thompson.
The top student achievers were also recognized for their performance over the past year.