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TRELAWNY HONORS ITS OWN IN FLORIDA

EDUCATION FIRST. Robert Runcie (left) Superintendent of Schools – Broward County, and voted Superintendent of the State of Florida, accepts his Trelawny Star Award from board member Barrington Guthrie. Broward County has one of the largest, multi-racial school districts in Florida and the USA. - Contributed.
THANK YOU DAD. Cheryl Spence (left) looks in the direction of her dad as she accepts her Trelawny Star Award from president Andria Harper (right). A Westwood HS Alum, she was cited for her community activism and commitment to the growth of the association. -Contributed.
THANK YOU DAD. Cheryl Spence (left) looks in the direction of her dad as she accepts her Trelawny Star Award from president Andria Harper (right). A Westwood HS Alum, she was cited for her community activism and commitment to the growth of the association.

Three ‘upstanding’ individuals from the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica, now residing in South Florida, were on Sunday evening, recognized by the Trelawny/South Florida Association, for professional achievement and outstanding community service at the association’s fourth anniversary holiday dinner, held at the Sawgrass Grand hotel, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale.

 

The honorees; Nurse Cheryl Spence (Healthcare), School’s Superintendent Robert Runcie (Education) and Radio host John ‘John-T’ Atkins (Media), were each presented with the Trelawny Star Award. Spence dedicated her award to her 88 year old day who accompanied her to the event. Atkins was not able to attend the event due to a prior commitment.

 

Board member Calvin Palmer who hosted the event, called on the audience and the wider community to help with an urgent refurbishing project at the healthcare facility in South Trelawny, Jamaica. He said in an emergency, residents have to travel for miles to either Falmouth or Mandeville, for medical attention, often times with deadly results.

 

He also appealed for new members with connections to the parish, to join the organization, which meets monthly. In addition to the annual holiday dinner/dance, the organization hosts another reunion event on the first Saturday in July each year at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale.

1 Comment on TRELAWNY HONORS ITS OWN IN FLORIDA

  1. The parish of Trelawny has produced so many men and women of distinction! I am so pleased to see another Star …Robert Runcie..Congratulations Sir and to the South Florida Trelawny Reunion Foundation for honoring him.
    The only parish in Jamaica that has Law is TreLAWny!

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