October 12, 2011

Tech in Museums, SAHS News & Grant Opportunity

How Tech Is Changing The Museum Experience - "Many museums have started incorporating digital and interactive elements to offer visitors more enlightening and engaging experiences..." Read more.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWri) - November 1st is the start of National Novel Writing Month. It is a fun, approach to novel writing and great for aspiring writers. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approx. 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.  It is hoped that our readers will join the NaNoWri movement. DID YOU KNOW the historic, Sara Gruen novel, Water for Elephants, stemmed from a NaNoWri session? It was later  turned into a movie http://ow.ly/6SYG5. WHAT IS REQUIRED for NaNoWri? Click for details http://ow.ly/6SYI
SAHS Family News - SAHS and her graduates have a long history of riveting performances and or productions. Today, past student Regina Beavers has been featured in the review for local play, 'Gift for Mom.' Note: This was also the St. Andrew Old Girls' Benefit Play (last Thursday).    
Stephanie Belnavis -  Stephanie's Journey through Dance... 
Stephanie Belnavis, Source: pinklineproject.com
"I fought through three major eye surgeries between November 2010 and February 2011, a pneumatic retinopexy, a scleral buckle and a vitrectomy, to try to regain vision but to no avail. As my treatment began to stabilize in March 2011, I promised myself to not let this break my spirit or shake my boundless spirit for life and never to feel hopeless and helpless going forward. 

Determined to overcome my personal battle I vowed to live each day one day at a time and forever challenge myself — never settling... DANCE has always been my primary voice, my most explicit form of expression...In June 2011, I completed a 12K cycling marathon for the American Diabetes Association 'Tour de Cure' in honor of my father and family members who suffer from severe retinal detachment." In July 2011, Stephanie became the first Jamaican-born to win the Miss Caribbean Metro USA Beauty Pageant. Read more about this dynamic young lady.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner
  • Sharon Williams & Kiwanis - President of the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston
Source: Jamaica Gleaner
 Sharon was installed as president of the all-female Club, today - Wednesday, October 12, the first of only three such in Jamaica. DID YOU KNOW - Williams is a product of Key Club at St. Andrew High? Read more
Condolences - Patrick Taylor, the son of former Jamaica College principal Ruel Taylor(1971-1993), passed away yesterday in Miami, Florida. Mr. Ruel Taylor recently lost his wife, Fay, on September 1st this year. Patrick's three sisters - Joanne, Karen and Vivienne and his wife, Judy Taylor nee Harris, attended St. Andrew High during the eighties. We offer our deepest condolences and send up prayers for the Taylor family.    
Other News  - "To educate a woman is to educate a nation"  Stop by the MMMF International Arts & Crafts Fair today in Washington, D.C. Most impressive of all, 15% of all vendors sales go to providing educational grants!

Applications for MMMF grants are now open until January 17, 2012. Members of SAOGA Chapters in North America may want to consider submitting an application.
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The Emrie James Museum
Mrs. Margaret Reckord Bernal, The Curator

SAHS Family Events
14/Oct @ 1p.m Mini-Exhibit about National Heroes in SAHS' Library.  
Venue: 10 Cecelio Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica
17/Oct  National Heroes Day (National Holiday in Jamaica)
23/Oct @5:30p.m: SAHS Parents Teachers Association An Evening of Culture
Venue: Little Theatre, 1 Tom Redcam Ave, Kingston 5.
31/Oct @4p.m: St. Andrew Old Girls' Association (SAOGA) - The Saint Awards - Last day for nominations. Please contact Karen Henry, Selection Committee Chair, directly at: kmonique64@hotmail.com 
02/Nov @8a.m - 2:00p.m: St. Andrew High School (SAHS) Gartshore Cup Competition (Home EconomicsVenue: 10 Cecelio Ave, Kingston 10.
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