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Message from the President - Picnic 2021

This past Saturday, July 17th, we had our first post-COVID19 event - the annual picnic in the park. We moved to FDR State Park because Glen Island Park, our usual venue, was not available. On behalf of the members of the Event Planning team, I want to say thank you to everyone who supported this event. Over 165 alumni and friends showed up and everyone had a grand time meeting and greeting old friends and making new ones. Despite the threat of rain and the occasional shower, we had a blast! 

To those who donated items or cash, we are grateful to you for your kindness.

To those who worked hard behind the scenes, or on picnic day, we thank you and we value your contributions.

To those who traveled from home in Jamaica, from Maryland, New Jersey, the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, and other areas, thanks so much for supporting us! This event was an absolute blast!

Again, a big thank you to everyone!

Work and Integrity!

-Donovan Wilson

Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA)31st Annual High School Graduate Awards Ceremony


Isaiah Washington is one of the recipients of  UJAA’s 31st Annual High School Graduate Award made possible by St. Elizabeth Technical High School Alumni Association USA Inc contribution. UJAA expressed a special thank you to our members and all the other alumni associations for their continued support to the mission of UJAA.


UJAA - "We are only able to do this with contributions from our members as we honor our young “Jambassadors”.


Isaiah has taken Honors Psychology, Trigonometry, Chemistry, AP Studio Art, and Finance.  He has also taken Introduction to Neuropsychology and Supreme Court and American Politics.  He was on the Boys’ Varsity Tennis and Lacrosse Teams and is an avid skateboarder.  Isaiah will attend Howard University where he will major in Psychology.


STETHS Alumni Contributes Tablets and award John Pottinger Grants despite pandemic!

The first group of tablets donated by STETHS Alumni Association USA Inc to current STETHS students was delivered. Our association will be providing a total of 40 tablets to students in need at STETHS. President Donovan Wilson said, "this was a team effort and the STETHS family appreciates your generosity". 

The 2020 John Pottinger Grant Awardees, pictured, received US$400 each. The award is based on academic performance as well as needs. It has been offered every year since the late nineties and the amount granted is adjusted each year based on our available funds.

SAC Newsletter

Volume 1 #1 Spring 2021

The STETHS Alumni Connection (SAC) Newsletter Team is pleased to present our first-ever quarterly newsletter at a time which, although fraught with the threat from a viral pandemic, is also filled with the hope that spring brings and the joy of celebrating longevity. This year marks 25 years of STETHS Alumni Association (Inc.) and 60 years since the inception of our alma mater. As we celebrate and learn to adapt to a changing world, we hope SAC helps you to reconnect, renew and strengthen those ties formed decades ago, or more recently, at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Please enjoy our features of two fellow alumni who have distinguished themselves and contributed much to society on the national and international stage.

In this issue, we also tune in to the voices of current STETHS students, invite you to test your knowledge of STETHS trivia, explore some resources for coping with health and wellness concerns, especially during this time, and take a quick look back at the STETHS alumni Association’s journey over a quarter-century.

We hope you are inspired to join and “Be A Part” during our alumni membership campaign.

Publications Link below

Volume 1 #1 Spring 2021

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STETHS History

The idea of building a Technical secondary school in Santa Cruz was initiated by the 'Santa Cruz Citizen's Association in 1958. Various pleas were made to the country's Ministry of Education, in addition to the Kaiser Bauxite Company. These authorities soon realized the importance of a technical, skill-based school. They later received a ten-thousand-pound grant from the Ministry and twelve acres of land from Kaiser Bauxite to start the project. The Minister of Education at the time, Hon. F. L. Glasspole, decided that St. Elizabeth Technical High School was to be built with an opening date set in early 1961. The first batch of students was chosen before the groundbreaking ceremony.

Before the school was built, E.G. Roper was appointed principal as of 1 January 1961. The school opened with 110 students on 10 October 1961, all housed in one building. Under the direction of Mr. Roper, a school choir and sports program were developed.....


Alumni Executive Board 2020 - 2022

Donovan Wilson


Dr. Cecil Wright

Vice President

Henry Rhoden

Vice President

Nadine Whitehead-Linton -


Belinda Haughton 

Assistant Treasurer

Elaine Campbell-Murray


Kaydeen Hazel-Coles

Assistant Secretary

Junior Thompson

Public Relation Officer

Olive Grant-Hamm

STETHS Liaison

Zonia Watkins



Rev. Dr. Hugh Nelson

Ex- Officio






Wesley Wright

Ex- Officio

Gary  Samuels

Ex- Officio



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The award is to be used to assist the recipient with expenses during tenure at St. Elizabeth Technical High School.


The STETHS Alumni Association (USA) Inc executive committee voted to establish the S.U. Watson Grant on March 8, 2018 in honor of former principal Samuel Uriah Watson.