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yl:News FLOW funds Penn Relays trips

Thirty Jamaican high schools and tertiary institutions will benefit from a contribution of $4.2 million from the FLOW Foundation to fund their trip to the upcoming Penn Relays 2018. This marks the 26th consecutive year that the telecommunications firm has provided funding for what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of the promising Jamaican athletes who will represent both their schools and Jamaica.

Speaking at a brief presentation ceremony held recently at FLOW's corporate office, Errol Miller, executive chairman of FLOW Foundation, shared that outside of... read more

Youthlink CSEC Seminar helps students prepare for exams

Thanks to The Gleaner's Youthlink, roughly 350 students from high schools across the island have been exposed to crucial techniques and skills to help them successfully manoeuvre the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) math and English exams.

During a seminar hosted by Youthlink at The Mico University College, students were reminded of important changes this year in the syllabus of both subjects.

Michelle Field, head of the math department at Ascot High School in Portmore, St Catherine, said that instead of 11 questions on the second section of the math... read more

CSEC Seminar

The Gleaner’s Youthlink hosted the 17th staging of its annual CSEC seminar, which is primarily set to highlight challenging topics that students may face in the upcoming examination period. This year the five part chain commenced in Savanna-la-Mar, followed by Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, then Mandeville before ending at the Mico University College for the final segment in Kingston. Traditionally, each seminar started with an English Language session in the morning, students would then break for lunch and when returning the final gathering which is the Math session would have them locked in... read more

YL: Schools' Challenge Quiz Week 9 round-up 

Old Harbour High (from left): Dujain Jordon Nickoli Ashley, Chavaughn Gordon, and captain Stallone Francis

On to round three

Week nine of this season's Schools' Challenge Quiz saw the three final matches of round two taking place. Immaculate Conception, Manchester High and Calabar High all won their contests to move on to round three of the competition.

Thursday also marked the start of round three matches with Ticthfield High and St Mary High facing off in the first match. The number one seeded team, Ticthfield High, was able to fend off their competitors and win the match with 26 points to St Mary's 18 points.

Match 50, which took place on Friday, left a few viewers... read more

Sir Messam' leaves Bridgeport on a high

School says goodbye to outgoing principal

Not many teachers will ever spend 37 years in one educational institution, yet this is part of the dedication of Aston Messam, the outgoing principal of Bridgeport High School. To honour this giant in education, the school hosted a recent appreciation event in the form of an 'Evening of Excellence', on Thursday, February 22, at The Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston.

At the appreciation function, Ashley House (yellow house) gave a performance of a lifetime as the duo of Lecia Smith and Shaniqua Williamson danced in '... read more

YL: Schools' Challenge Quiz Round-Up 

Glenmuir team members (from left): Jermaine James, Dejontae Dawkins, Phillip Lloyd, and DeAndré Nelson. 

The Campion-MoBay High face-off

Week eight of the Schools' Challenge Quiz competition was a very intense week of competition with a few surprises here and there. Let's start with the penultimate match of the week - match 44 between Campion College from St Andrew and Montego Bay High from St James.

The contest got off to a good start for both teams, with Campion securing seven points and Montego Bay just behind on four points. However, things took a turn in the speed section when Team Campion answered almost all the questions posed to them. Montego Bay, on the... read more



  • Monday: Wolmer’s Boys’ 43 points vs St Andrew Technical High School 9 points.
  • Tuesday: St Jago High 26 points vs York Castle High 12 points.
  • Wednesday: Westwood High 22 points vs Oberlin High 14 points.
  • Thursday: Jamaica College 15 points vs Bellefield High 10 points.
  • Friday: Munro High 45 points vs Meadowbrook High 31 points.


St Jago High team members after winning their match (from... read more

Troy High a gem of Trelawny: YL: SCHOOL REVIEW

Troy High’s Art Department and Art teacher

Opening its doors to 260 students in 2007 in the Southern Trelawny community of Troy, Troy High is the young institution making mature moves, existing as a complete oasis for student engagement and involvement.
A Youthlink team visited the ten-year-old institution and although the journey down was a lengthy one, it seems what those mountains of the Cockpit Country hide within them is truly a gem.  At first encounter, the school grounds appear well-maintained and the school’s embracement of its pupils is easily noted with the main walkway decorated by the school’s ‘Walk of Fame’ - a... read more

School's Challenge Quiz

Meadowbrook High team members (from left) Leon Parkinson, Daniel Simmonds, Morganna Gordon, and Ruel Hanlan

Wolmer’s Girls vs Meadowbrook High

WEEK THREE of the Schools’ Challenge

Quiz competition was a bit lacklustre and has left many talking about the low-scoring contests.

One of the better matches was between Wolmer’s High School for Girls (28) from Kingston and Meadowbrook High School (37) from St Andrew.

The match was close from the start, with Wolmer’s taking a small six-point lead, while Meadowbrook was able to secure five points at the end of round one. The speed section was a bit more intense, with teams securing enough points to bring their... read more

A cut above the rest

On November 2 nd 2017 Youthlink got the chance to experience the school located in the garden which was deemed by one of Jamaica’s prolific magazine, HHG (Health Home and Garden). Youthlink was given an unforgettable tour to show the Uniqueness of St Andrew High School for Girls, and why they currently stand as one of Jamaica’s Top performing high school. 

On September 21 st 1925, the Jamaica High School for girls, as it was first called opened the recently purchased dwelling house on an 8- acre site on Cecelio Avenue. The aim of the school as set forth by the promoters was “to... read more


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