Triple C School
FOURTH GENERATION AT TRIPLE C SCHOOL When little Rozalyn Thompson-Ebanks entered Pre-Kindergarten last year for the first time, she did not know it, but she was making history. Since 1941, four generations of the Thompson family have attended Triple C. Octogenarian Mary Merren Thompson was one of the students making history on October 20, 1941 when a new school, later named Triple C School, was started partic- Rozalyn Thompson-Ebanks ularly for her and her cousins. Rozalyn, her greatgranddaughter made history as the first and only fourth generation student to attend Triple C School. Mrs. Thompson graduated in 1949 and when her family came along later, both sons Kel and Gene attended Triple C School for their entire eleMary Thompson ‘1949 mentary and secondary education. Kel, Rozalyn’s grandfather graduated in 1975. The tradition continued as Candice and Kimberly, Kel’s daughters both attended Triple C School and graduated in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Adding the fourth generation was little Rozalyn ThompsonEbanks, daughter of Candice ThompsonEbanks, 2005 and William Ebanks. Although this is a historical moment for Triple C School and the Thompson family, it also Kel Thompson, 1975 speaks to the confidence that this important island family has placed in the strong academic and Christian education that Triple C School provides. Others will join the ranks of Candice ThompsonEbanks,2005
fourth generation Triple C students, but the Thompson family will always be first and will likely go on to claim the first 5th generation spot and for succeeding generations. Four generations of Thompsons
Vol. 78 2011-2012 VALEDICTORIANS OF 72, 82, 92, 2002
Although Triple C School’s first graduating class was in 1947, there were no graduates in the years 1952 and 1962. We feature below a small snippet about our valedictorians forty, thirty, twenty, and ten years ago. 1972 — Iris Lawrence Baker, lives in Winter Haven, Florida. She is a Senior Accountant with Summit Consulting, Inc. Iris is married to Dr. John Baker, They have two grown children, Matthew and Laura and two grandchildren. Iris’ memories: “I was blessed to be able to attend Triple C, and am deeply grateful for the sacrifices my parents made that allowed me to obtain a good education. It was an environment that allowed me to grow both academically and spiritually. I have many wonderful memories of friends and teachers, and the lessons learned have served me well in my adult life.” 1982 — Margaret Ann Neely Swift lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a piano teacher and homemaker and is married to Dr. Ed Swift . She has two grown sons, Brian and Kevin. Margaret Ann’s memories: “My days at Triple C were the most formative years of my life. “Creative Christian Character” helped shape my adult life. I treasure those years and often look back at my yearbooks. Half of my heart still resides on Grand Cayman and with Triple C!” 1992 — Jodie Smith Kelley, lives in Cayman. Jodie is married to Dan Kelley and has two children, Connor and Emma. Jodie is a registered nurse and is presently the Education/Program Coordinator for The Heart Health Centre. Jodie’s memories: “I attended Triple C from Kindergarten through 12 grade. I'm thankful to have been a part of the Triple C community and for the educational and spiritual foundation I received during my most formative years. The lessons learned and relationships formed during my Triple C days are always with me and still exist today." (continued on page 2)
VALEDICTORIANS OF 72, 82, 92, 2002 The spotlight for the valedictorian was shared between two girls: 2002 Tracee Henriquez has a BS in Health Care Administration. She returned to Cayman in 2009 and works with Fidelity Insurance. She has a one year old son named Tristan. Tracee’s comments: “I have such wonderful memories of my time spent at Triple C School. Triple C has played an integral role in moulding me into the person I am today. Many of the friends I made as a child in school are still my closest friends today. The values that I hold dear to me today, and hope to pass onto my child one day, are values I learned while at Triple C School. I appreciate that the teachers truly cared about each individual child and took special time and effort to ensure we were not only learning, but that we understood the importance of what Triple C really stood for – Creative Christian Character.” 2002 Kimberly Renee Martin, went on to pursue her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Tampa. She returned to the Cayman Islands with a different direction in mind for her career and decided to become an accountant. She is presently pursuing her Certified Public Accountant designation. Kimberly has a 5 year old daughter named Aiyana. “My
fondest memories of Triple C include learning about Creative Christian Character, beginning a relationship with God, and building friendships with genuine and kind individuals. At Triple C, I formed invaluable life-long bonds with teachers and classmates that I still cherish today. I learned a great deal of knowledge that has helped me to succeed today and I consider my years at Triple C irreplaceable.”
The Principal’s Column Parents, guardians, alumni, and friends of Triple C School It is with great joy that I write this letter to express my appreciation to all the stakeholders of Triple C School who have made my principalship here a very pleasant one. I do not recall a time in which I have called on any of you to collaborate with us in this partnership to educate our children that you have refused to do so, whether it has been as a parent or in support of your alma mater. For this, I am so humbled and I thank God daily for all of you. Triple C School was seventy-one years old on October 20th. On Friday, October 19th, we thanked God for our founders, Dr. Leslie and Nina Ratzlaff, the administrators, faculty, and staff who have left an indelible print in the hearts of students throughout the years at Triple C School. We also sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla cupcakes. It is only what we do for Christ that will last. Four of my favorite words in the Bible are, ‘It came to pass’. We encounter many vicissitudes in life i.e. heartaches, sicknesses, diseases, financial hardships or a season of drought, and the devastation of death of our loved ones but these things should make us better not bitter. As a child, I recall so many spirituals but the words to one of them was so consoling, ‘I’m so glad that trouble don’t last always’. Psalm 30:5 (b) states, ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning’. Working together we are making an impact on our nation and the world. This newsletter contains ‘fruit’ from our forerunners’ years of labor that aligns with our vision “Triple C School students will acquire knowledge, wisdom, and a Biblical world-view as evidenced by a commitment to Jesus Christ with a lifestyle of creativity, character, leadership, service, stewardship and worship.” Let’s continue to bloom where we are planted. Grand Cayman is fertile ground.
Board of Directors: Vanessa Godfrey-Banks, Chairperson Celene Crance, Secretary Sean Glidden, Treasurer Paul Roberts, G.A. Chairman Beverly Lorimer, PTA Rep. Pastor Alson Ebanks, Director Pansy Anderson, Director Lana Cranston, Director Pastor Anthony Gager, Director Samuel Rose, Director
Mark Your Calendars Annual Alumni Reunion
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Triple C School partners with families to provide an internationally competitive education in a Christ centered environment and seeks to lead students to fulfill their God-given purposes.
Triple C School students will acquire knowledge, wisdom, and a Biblical world-view as evidenced by a commitment to Jesus Christ with a lifestyle of creativity, character, leadership, service, stewardship and worship.
A Glimpse of 2011-2012
Kayci Rose, the inspiration for the Cayman Thanksgiving, with Mrs. Sharon Bramwell, the Cayman Thanksgiving spokesperson
Art at Governors 2012 - Triple C Art students won the Governor’s Middle & High School Cup for the second time.
Triple C first steel pan band (Steel Breeze) at their first competition
Triple C Students, Peter Chamalian, Lorena Morejon, and Cody Bush were the 3 top Secondary student winners for the Cayman Free Press - Journalist for a Day Competition.
Guy Harvey with Triple C Students and Faculty
Secondary Students Spring Musical—Friends Forever
Building Trade students with their creations, mini picnic tables.
Triple C Cadets marching in the Queen’s Jubilee Triple C Cadets greeted the Fraser brothers, Cayman Olympians, at the airport
DEATHS Triple C School mourns the passing of DWAYNE CAYASSO, 2004 In a fatal car accident on December 29, 2011. & THEDA CONOLLY WHITTAKER, 1994 on June 17, 2012 after a gallant fight with breast cancer
MARRIAGES CARLA PALMER, 1999 and XAVIER COMMENT, 1998 were married on December 4, 2011 SARAH KRAMER, 2002 married Lucas Robbins, from Canada, on May 27, 2012
Mrs. Jennifer Allen, Vice-Principal (Elementary/ Academics), is from Cayman and is a 1996 graduate of Triple C School. She has worked at Triple C School for 4 years.
Mr. Bob Lankford, Vice-Principal (Secondary/Social & Personal Development), is from the U.S. and has worked at Triple C School for 9 1/2 years.
Center left pageâ€”counter clockwise Mr. Addae Andrews, Social Studies & Boys P.E. Teacher, is originally from Trinidad & Tobago and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mrs. Elizabeth Appleby, Elementary Music & Secondary Choir Teacher, is from the U.S. and has taught at Triple C School for 15 years. Mr. Steve Appleby, Band Teacher, is from the U.S. and has taught at Triple C School for 15 years. Mr. Rexton Armstrong, Canteen Manager, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 11 years. Mr. Linton Bartley, Gardener/Maintenance, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 3 years. Mr. Charles Bender, Social Studies, is from the US and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mrs. Judy Blair-Jackson, Business Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 5 years. Mrs. Vanessa Cameron, Pre-School Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 3 years. Mrs. Sharmaine Campbell, 5th Grade Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 3 years. Mrs. Simone Chamberlain, Accounts Clerk, is from Jamaica and this will be her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Antoinette Cowan, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 3 years. Mr. Rob Crysler, Information Technology Teacher, is from Canada and has taught at Triple C School for 13 years. Mrs. Corlett Ebanks, Custodian, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 1 years. Mr. Anthony Eastman, English & Yearbook Teacher, is from Barbados and has taught full-time at Triple C School for 4 years. Mrs. Veronica Evans, Family Studies, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 1 year. Mrs. Kacey Glidden, Art & SEN Assistant, is from the U.S. and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mrs. Vance Golding-South , P.E. Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 8 years. Mrs. Sonia Gordon, Mathematics Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 5 years. Mr. Lennox Hayden, Teacher Assistant, is from Jamaica and this is his first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Rose Henderson-Kiffin, English/Speech Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 5 years. Mrs. Pearlyn Henry-Burrell, First Grade Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 1 year. Mrs. Lynn Husemann, Art Teacher, is from the U.S. and has taught at Triple C School for 9 years. Miss. Amy Lewis, Custodian, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 11 years. Mrs. Christine Lynch, Secondary Language Arts Teacher, is from Jamaica and this is her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Nathania Mayers, Development & HR Assistant, is from Cayman and a 1998 graduate of Triple C School. She has worked at Triple C School for 3 years. Mr. Dwight McFarlane, Science Teacher, is from Jamaica and this is his first year at Triple C School.
Ms. Mable Richardson, Principal & CAO), is from the U.S. and has worked at Triple C School for 2 years.
Mrs. Ruby Smith, Human Resources Manager, is from Cayman and has worked at Triple C School for 37 years.
Mr. Ben Minton, Business Manager, is from the U.S. and has worked at Triple C School for 3 years.
Center right page—clockwise Mrs. Veronica McLaughlin, After School Care (ASC) Caregiver, is from Jamaica and this will be her first year at Triple C School Mrs. Keisha Meghie, Cook, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 5 years. Mrs. Melanie Miggins, Secondary Math Teacher, is from St. Maarten and this will be her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Marty Minton, Fourth Grade Teacher, is from the U.S. She taught at Triple C School in 1976-77 and returned to Triple C with her family in 2009. Mr. Emerald Mohammed, Teacher, is from Trinidad & Tobago and has taught at Triple C School for 4 years. Mrs. Leatha Morejon, School Secretary, is from Cayman and has worked at Triple C School for 3 years. Mrs. Emma Mutomba, Spanish Teacher, is from Zimbabwe and this is her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Carla Olson, SEN Teacher, is from Belize and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mrs. Shauna Owens, Librarian, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 1 year. Mrs. Peace Oyibo, Secondary Math & Science Teacher, is from Nigeria and this is her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Jane Perkins-Graham, Teacher Assistant, is from Jamaica and this is her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Monica Powery, Art Teacher’s Assistant, is from Cayman has worked at Triple C School for 1 year. Ms. Pearl Rattary, Kindergarten Teacher, is from Jamaica and has taught at Triple C School for 5 years. Mrs. Celene Rivers, Teacher Assistant, a 1968 graduate of Triple C School, is from Cayman and has worked at Triple C School for 11 years. Mrs. Kauline Roberts, Custodian, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 5 years. Mrs. Carmita Rowe, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher’s Aide, is from Jamaica and this is her first year at Triple C School. Mrs. Beverly Sterling, Pre-School Teacher’s Aide, is from Jamaica and completed 7 years at Triple C School. Mrs. Anthony Sterling, Maintenance Supervisor, is from Jamaica and completed 9 years at Triple C School. Mrs. Lucy Tatum, First Grade Teacher, is from Cayman and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mrs. Daphne Thompson, Principal’s Secretary, is from Cayman and has worked at Triple C School for 7 years. Mrs. Elitia Vassell, Math Teacher, is from Guyana and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mrs. Cindy Von Kanel, Third Grade Teacher, is from the U.S. She taught 2nd grade at Triple C from 1992-1997 and returned to us in 2009 for a total of 7 years. Mrs. Maria Watler, Second Grade Teacher, is originally from Guatemala and has taught at Triple C School for 2 years. Mr. Peter Westin, History/Social Studies Teacher, is from Canada but Caymanian through grandparents. This is his first year teaching at Triple C School. Mrs. Sandra White, Teacher Assistant, is from Montserrat and has worked at Triple C School for 4 years. Mrs. Novlette Williams, Custodian, is from Jamaica and has worked at Triple C School for 12 years. Ms. Linda Williams, English & Bible Teacher, is from Barbados and has taught at Triple C School for 13 years.
The Financial Picture 2011-2012 Below is a glimpse of the school’s finances over the 2011-2012 school year. The school is still dependent on donations and fundraising for some operational expenses and special projects. Tuition fees, Govt. grant and other revenue generating accounts cover only 92.4% of the operational expenses. 7.6% of a total expense budget of $3,130,543 is still a hefty $237,921.26. A big thank you to those alumni and friends that keep Triple C School in their budgets. All alumni and friends of the school are encouraged to make a donation, large or small to the Annual Fund for operational expenses or to the Capital Fund for debt reduction. US citizens wanting to get a tax credit for their donation can send their contribution to: Church Ministries, P. O. Box 2420, Anderson, Indiana, 46018-2420 designated for Triple C School. The graphs below will show sources of operating income and operating expenses as well as other income and how that income is disbursed. Operating Expenses 2011-2 012
Operating Income 2011-2012 Tuition Government grant
Salaries, Wages, Bonus
Pension/ Health Ins
Application Fees and Other Charges
Other Operating Income
Insurance Repairs & Maintena nce
Operating Income—$2,894,862 Other Income 2011-2012
Bookstore Recruitment/Work permits
Function s & Events
Capital Fee Fundraising
Academic Materials General A dmin Special Classes
Other Income — $268,787 Disbursement o f Other Income
Advertisin g & Promotio n Training & Development Professio nal Fees Other Expenses
Interest Loan payments Operational Expenses
Disbursement of Other Income — $268,787
The above is a report on the financial position of the school. It is not an official Financial Statement. Triple C School subscribes to the standards, principles, and practices of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Although the school’s first graduating class was in 1947, there were graduates every year except, 1948, 1952, 1954, 1957 and 1962. We decided to track the graduating classes 40, 30, 20, and 10 years ago and show you where they are now. Most of them remained close to home. Valedictorians are featured on the front page.
Class of 1972 - 40 years ago - 10 graduates 1. Ronnie Arch, Cayman 2. Iris Lawrence Baker, Florida 3. McFarlane Conolly, Cayman 4. Ella DaCosta, Cayman 5. Sharon Ebanks, Cayman 6. Charlie Ebanks, Cayman 7. Allan Moore, Cayman 8. Heather Norman, Cayman 9. Len Smith, Cayman 10. James Watler, Cayman
Class of 1982 - 30 years ago –23 graduates 1. Dana Jo Adair, Location unknown 2. Margaret Stone Aquar, Cayman 3. Roger Arch, Cayman 4. Jeffrey Bush, Cayman 5. Barbara (B.J.) Card, Deceased 6. Timothy Christian, Florida 7. Ernie Ebanks, Cayman 8. Raymond Ebanks 9. Sophia Forbes, Cayman 10. Scott Henderson, Cayman 11. Ann Hoffman, Location unknown 12. Hank Hurlston, Cayman 13. Ray Hydes, Cayman 14. Arlene Jackson McField, Cayman 15. Noel Newberry, Deceased 16. Brigida Ebanks Rodriguez, Cayman 17. Joy Reid Sarju, Canada 18. Jacqueline Ebanks Scott, Cayman 19. Margaret Ann Neely Swift, North Carolina 20. Juan Terc, Cayman 21. Angela Watler, Canada 22. Christine Ebanks Welds, Cayman 23. Phillip Wood, Cayman
8. Christopher Jackson, Cayman 9. Dustin Jackson, Honduras 10. Jules Jervis, Cayman 11. Jodie Smith Kelley, Cayman 12. Stacey Jackson Kirkconnell, Cayman 13. Ameritha McLaughlin James, Cayman 14. David Miller, Florida 15. Carlos Rizo, Cayman 16. Alejandro Sanchez, Location Unknown 17. Marcia Watler Finnikin, Cayman 18. Rabe Welcome, Cayman 19. Krishna Wilson: Kentucky 20. Chad Yates: Cayman 21. Keisha Powe Yates, Cayman
Class of 2002 — 10 years ago—18 graduates 1. Michael Amelio, Cayman 2. Jonathan Bain, Cayman 3. Shanika Clarke, Cayman 4. Brian Ebanks, Cayman 5. Justin Ebanks, Cayman 6. Kimberly Fellman, New York 7. Colin Forster, Bulgaria 8. Janine Gregory, Cayman 9. Tracee Henriquez, Cayman 10. Sarah Kramer, Canada 11. Kimberly Rene Martin, Cayman 12. Paola Ribe, Panama 13. Kera Smith, Cayman 14. Aldo Vallecillo, Honduras 15. Paul Watler, Cayman 16. Suzette Watler —- Cayman 17. Stephanie Whittaker, Cayman 18. Jeremy Williams, Cayman
Class of 1992 — 20 years ago—21 graduates 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Lori Anderson Scott:, Cayman Jason Bechard, Canada Mowbrey DaCosta, Cayman Stacy Ramsay Boxwell, Cayman Jacqueline Ebanks, Cayman Ementina Evans, Cayman Nordalee Harrison Frederick, Cayman
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Triple C School – Class of 2012
Lucille Williams-Fernandez, Valedictorian and recipient of subject awards for Christian Education, Mathematics, Science, English, History, Outstanding Senior, Creative Christian Character, and the Ernst & Young outstanding academics achievement award. Lucille also received a $100,000 scholarship from Stetson University in Deland Florida.
A weekend of celebration culminated in the Commencement Exercises for the twenty-two seniors graduating from Triple C School. Starting with an induction into the Alumni Association on Saturday afternoon at the alumni beach social, and a Baccalaureate Service on Sunday night, the high point of their celebration was receiving their diplomas and certificates at the Commencement Exercises on Monday, June 11, from the Hon. Franz Manderson, the Deputy Governor. At the Baccalaureate Service, Doctor Karina Palmer-Forde, Co-Valedictorian of the Class of 1996, shared with the students the Top Ten Things You Need to Know to be Successful. Dr. Forde shared some of the key experiences that allowed her to be the person that she is today including trusting the Lord even when the prospects for meeting her life goals seemed bleak. She encouraged the students to trust the Lord, believe in themselves, and make service to others an important part of their future. Lucille Williams-Fernandez, graduating with a 3.9 average, delivered a very heart-felt Valedictory address. She shared how Triple C School helped her grow in her faith and also excel in her academics. She highlighted that Ms. Carmen Reimer, a former Triple C School Spiritual Life Director and Christian Education Teacher, was the one that led her to Christ and how her life was never the same since then. Marissa Ashby’s salutatory address focused on qualities of a leader; she encouraged her classmates to hone their skills to be a leader in their community and world. Lucille was the subject awards recipient for History, English, Mathematics, Science and Christian Education. Satina Stoll received the subject award for Business Studies. Subject awards are given in 6 disciplines to those students who have the highest average over a 4 year period. Lucille received the Outstanding Senior Award, an award that recognizes, scholarship, leadership, citizenship, loyalty, and peer and teacher rapport. Lucille also received the Ernst & Young award, presented by Claire Loebell from Ernst & Young, for outstanding academic achievement. Lucille’s career goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon and has already been accepted in a number of universities with each of them offering a scholarship stipend. Pastor Alson Ebanks of the Church of God Chapel – George Town presented the Creative Christian Award to Lucille Williams-Fernandez, Ryan Nugent and Soraya Serrano Cruz. This award is given to students who have accepted the Lord as their personal Savior and who are living out their witness for the Lord both in and out of school. All three of the CCC award recipients shared about their faith, Lucille, who gave her speech at the Baccalaureate service and Ryan and Soraya at the Commencement Service. Soraya expressed that her faith in Jesus Christ help to keep her focused and grounded when she moved from Honduras to Grand Cayman.
Soraya Serrano Cruz, Creative Christian Character Awardee
Ryans Nugent, Creative Christian Character Awardee
Pastor Alson Ebanks, valedictorian of the class of 1969, and pastor of the Church of God Chapel in George Town gave the graduating class a relevant and memorable message. Pastor Alson’s message theme was “One Person Can Make a Difference.” Citing many examples from the past and present of where one person with passion and purpose had made a difference in his/her world and ours, he emphasized to the students that success in the world’s terms is position, possessions, and power, but true success results from becoming all that God had planned for them according to their chosen Scripture, Jeremiah 29:11. He encouraged them to honor their God-given gifts and acquired skills to make a positive difference in their world.
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Published on Dec 17, 2012