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St. John's College celebrates 69th Founder's Day

January 20, 2016

The St. John's College (SJC) student body was encouraged to make use of all their available resources and opportunities to perform to the best of their ability, during the recognition of the school's 69th Founders Day.
Anglican priest Father Chester Burton, assistant curate at St. Matthew's Church, and a 1988 graduate from the institution who delivered the sermon, reminded the students that they too could become members of the class of great names that passed through the school as he told them that his class alone had produced quite of the people that became people of note in society in the likes of former Senator Tanya McCartney, oncology doctor Theodore Turnquest and Kenred Dorsett, minster of environment and housing.

The school that carries the name of Saint John the Baptist, celebrated its founder's day on January 14.
Principal Dr. Nevilliene Rolle-Evans set aside the entire day for celebration and reflection for the students.
A Pontifical High Mass at which Diocesan Bishop Laish Boyd was the chief celebrant, set the tone for the day, which was set aside by school principal, Dr. Nevilliene Rolle-Evans as a day of celebration and reflection for the student body.

They were reminded that SJC was established on January 10, 1947; and that the school's founders included then Diocesan Bishop Spence Burton, Bishop Donald Knowles, Canon Edward W.G. Holmes, Canon John Calnan, Canon Collingwood Cooper, Deacon Sidney Eldon, Canon Julian Wilfred Henshaw, Canon George Pyform, A.F. Adderley, T.A. Toote, Robert Turnquest, P.G. Rodgers, and U.J. Mortimer, Sr.
SJC alumnus also participated in the day.

Nicole Henderson Smith and Jamal Brice, from the classes of 1994 and 1998 respectively, participated as readers during the service; the gospel was sung by Fr. Andrew Toppin, rector at St. James Anglican Church, Adelaide and a 1980 graduate of the institution.

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