Lamando Shepherd : Youthlink Writer
On November 22, 2016, Youthlink journeyed to the northeast section of Jamaica, passing acres of banana trees and driving in cool weather to a very hospitable St Mary. During our stay, we got the opportunity to visit different schools in the area, one of which was formerly known as Islington High School.
January 19, 2017, marked the 86th anniversary of the founding of the Excelsior Education Center and, specifically, Excelsior High School. On this day in 1931, the founder, Doctor the Honorable Aston Wesley Powell started a school on his father's verandah in Campbell Town with five students. From this small beginning, EXED now serves over 5,000 students in four distinct schools.