St. Catherine High Alumni NE USA (SCHS NE) Hosts Sixth Annual Awards Banquet “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers”

The St. Catherine High School Alumni, NE USA Chapter (SCHS NE) will host its Sixth Annual Fundraising and Awards Banquet at the Astoria World Manor, Astoria, NY, on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The event, which begins at 8 P.M., will feature Eric Stewart, as keynote speaker. Mr. Stewart, an alumnus, is a well-known sports figure in the SCHS family, and is now a motivational speaker.

This year’s theme, “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers,” will be emceed by the talented alumna and educator, Dr. Karen Dunkley, and the illustrious entertainer and alumnus, Gareth “Red Fox” Shelton. Proceeds of the event will fund scholarships towards students currently attending the St Catherine High School, Jamaica, W.I.


Each year the SCHS NE Chapter highlights outstanding community activist and outstanding alumni. This year the Community Service Award will be presented to Dr. Trevor Dixon, founder and CEO of Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans at Home Foundation (JAHJAH). Dr. Dixon will be recognized for his commitment to providing medical missions and donations to communities in Jamaica. JAHJAH’s primary goal is to help improve the quality of healthcare that is delivered at public hospitals and health centers in Jamaica.

The Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to Karl A. Mitchell, a professor of Economics, Queens College – C.U.N.Y., New York. Mr. Mitchell, a prolific writer, is a regular contributor to and Recently, Mr. Mitchell authored a book, Afrika’s Struggle: His Experiential Journey, which was developed from a short story as an assignment when he was 15 years of age.

St. Catherine High School Alumni Association is a registered not-for-profit  organization in the State of New York, and is a 501 (c) 3 organization under the IRS code. Its mission is to serve as a link among all alumni in the North East corridor of the US. The association sponsors programs that cultivate a spirit of loyalty and commitment to SCHS, exemplifying the high moral standards and values that were imparted as students at SCHS.

The fundraising event is open to the alumni and the general public. Tickets may be purchased from