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Ex-Jasper Scholars Reunite, Mark 90th Anniversary

More than 500 former scholars in their differently coloured attire depicting their different divisions were part of the celebration.
17 Nov 2019 14:41
Ex-Jasper Scholars Reunite, Mark 90th Anniversary
The Jasper Williams High School and primary school Suva youth branch at the school’s 90th anniversary celebration in Lautoka on November 16, 2019. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Former students of Jasper Williams High School and Primary School had a grand reunion as they celebrated the school’s 90th anniversary at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.

More than 500 former scholars in their differently coloured attire depicting their different divisions were part of the celebration.

Present were former students right from the 1950s age group till the 90s, former teachers including supporters of the renowned all-girls school in the Sugar City.

Jasper Old Girls Association president, Mereoni Rokoca said it was a milestone achievement for the school as well as an emotional moment for all former students.

“Reaching  90 years is quite a milestone, I think it is one of the oldest schools in Fiji. It was set up by the missionaries and I think this event has brought the old scholars together,” she said.

“We have some coming from Labasa and even overseas including Sydney.

“The only time we get to meet each other is during the Coke Games, but this is the first time where we have a lot of former students present.

“They will voluntarily donate towards the school for various purposes and we aim to raise $15,000.

“A soli was organised in districts like for Lautoka, Suva and the individual classes that wanted to contribute their soli as well,” Ms Rokoca said.

“Funds will be directed for school projects, there was an age group that started renovations in the hostel. The class of the 60s and 70s and those projects have not been completed so this soli should help complete them and also other needs of the schools.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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