Sunday 19 May, 2019

Wolmer's to honour four stalwarts

(From left) Retired Lieutenant Commander, John McFarlane; Stephen Francis; Peter Ashbourne and Sean Paul. The four Wolmerians will be honoured by the Wolmer's Old Boys Association on Saturday.

(From left) Retired Lieutenant Commander, John McFarlane; Stephen Francis; Peter Ashbourne and Sean Paul. The four Wolmerians will be honoured by the Wolmer's Old Boys Association on Saturday.

The Wolmer’s Old Boys Association (WOBA) will honour four exemplary Wolmerians during its annual fundraising banquet on Saturday.

The honourees are veteran athletics coach Stephen ‘Frano’ Francis, international superstar Sean Paul Henriques, retired Lieutenant Commander, former Acting Custos of St Andrew John McFarlane and celebrated musician Peter Ashbourne.

All attended Wolmer's throughout various periods of the school’s history and were shortlisted based on feedback from the alumni community.

“These Wolmerians have been at the forefront of the respective industries in which they serve and the WOBA community recognises and applauds them for this invaluable contribution to society,” said WOBA president Steven Gooden, adding that the event will also be in tribute to the school’s late former principal Eric Coleridge Barnett, who himself was a Wolmerian.

“We remain proud that Wolmerians continue to contribute significantly to various fields  – from the sciences and politics, religion to arts – not just in Jamaica, but across the world,” Gooden added, pointing out that the event is also a way for WOBA to galvanise support across the alumni network.

Proceeds from the event will be used to seed an endowment fund which will serve in increasing the demands for financial assistance from the current and past students as well as the school building fund. The fund will be registered and governed by trustees from WOBA.

Tickets are available through members or at the school and retail for $10,000 each.

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