Alumni Board


Cosmond Vaughan - President
Class of 1962
Mini Biography:
* Represented Manning's in Track & Field and Soccer
* Captained the Soccer Team - 1961/1962
*Captained Track & Field Team - 1962  at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association All-Island Track Meet at Sabina Park, Kingston
* Set new Jamaica schoolboy record for the Boys Class 1 440 yds.
* Member Boys Scouts. Troop Leader and later Commissioned Scout Master
* Represented Manning's at Scout Jamboree in Trinidad and Tobago..(1961)
* Assisted/Collaborated in design of School's Coat of Arms.
* Served as Deputy Head Boy...1961/1962
Delroy Wallace - Vice-President and Parliamentarian
Class of 1963
Mini Biography:

Delroy Wallace is a Certified International Real Estate Agent, Business Consultant, and a First Class Honours Graduate (Chemistry) from The University of the West Indies (1969).

His past experience encompasses the field of Chemistry, as the Chief Chemist with the JAMAICA ALL ISLAND CANE FARMERS ASSOCIATION, Banking with First National Bank of Chicago (Jamaica) Limited as a Manager, Manufacturing in the position of Managing Director of Zenith Printing Services Ltd., Marketing and Sales as a RE/MAX INTERNATIONAL Hall of Fame member, and a Board Director of many enterprises.

While at Manning's, he represented the School in Track & Field (Inter Secondary School Competitions), Cricket (Headley Cup), and Football (DaCosta Cup).  To date he holds the record for the 75 yards dash of 9.5 seconds for the then CLASS 4 (Under 12 Age group) set in 1959 at Manning's, perhaps the oldest record still standing at the school.

In 1966 Delroy represented Jamaica as a schoolboy during a tour of Barbados and Trinidad as a member of the Jamaica All-Secondary Schoolboys Athletic team.  He went on to become a top schoolboy sprinter and later became the Champion Sprinter at The University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1969.

His social interests include a commitment to the success of the Alumni Association, Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Youth Sports, and Community Development.

 *Leader of Team that created this website

 *Chairman of Fundraising 


Cedric M. Lynch - Secretary
Class of 1962
Mini Biography:
Cedric M. Lynch was born in Mount Airy, Negril, Westmoreland.  He attended Mount Airy Elementary School and Manning's School.  He worked in the Accounts Office at the West Indies Sugar Company (WISCO), Frome; and as a Civil Servant with the Government of Jamaica (Accounts Division, Public Works Department) in Kingston and St. Thomas.
He migrated to the United States to pursue studies in the natural sciences and education. He received the Bachelor of Science degree (natural sciences) from Howard University; Master of Science in Zoology (biochemical genetics), from that same institution; Master of Arts (Education and Human Development) from The George Washington University; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree (Education Policy, Planning and Administration) from the University of Maryland, College Park.
In the United States, Dr. Lynch worked as an adjunct professor of natural sciences at Sojourner-Douglass College; an education practicum supervisor (of graduate students) at Trinity University, George Mason University, and Bowie State University; a public school science teacher and principal in Washington, D.C. Public Schools; and a journalist (columnist and Caribbean editor) at The Times of the Americas.
He has published two books, sixty one journalistic articles (including book reviews) in The Times of the Americas,  and numerous other articles elsewhere.
He served on the boards of many professional and community organizations, and received many awards for his work in education and civic organizations.


Avis "Tims" Walker (Thompson) - Assistant Secretary
Class of 1973
Mini Biography:
* I was a "Monitor" at Manning's School.
* Participated in sports, track & field and netball from first form and won many awards.
*Sports Captain for House Teams, Vickers & Morris.
* Captain of School Track & Field team - 1972
*Captain of School netball team.
*Gold medal in Class 4 (4x100) relay at Jamaica Schools Championship (Girls Champs in Kingston).
* Gold medal in 800 Meters Open Girls at Jamaica Schools Championship.  (1971)
* Represented Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games in Barbados in 1972 and won a Bronze Medal.


Laurette Myrie-Dunn - Assistant Treasurer
Class of 1963
Mini Biography:

* Among last batch of students to do Senior Cambdrige

* Graduate of Shortwood Teachers' College - specializing in Kindergarten and Physical Education
* Returned to Mannings and taught English and Physical Education for one year.

* Moved to Kingston  and joined the staff at Mona Prep for one year
* Actively involved in the formation of Excelsior Pre-Primary and was a member of the administrative staff for three years.
* Taught at Stella Maris and Queens Prep Schools respectively
* Worked at National Commercial Bank - Supervisor, top ten Omni Repersentative - Trained staff of Mutual Security Bank Islandwide to be Omni Representatives during Merger with NCB.
* Charter member of the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston
Chair of Commitees including Fundraising and Youth services 
* Migrated to Florida to join children and grand kids
* Worked at Bank Atlantic for seven years.
* Presently assisting my son in his wellness business and finding time to serve on the board 
of the newly formed MSPSA - South Florida Chapter.



Grace Wallace-Fidler - Public Relations Officer
Class of 1964
Mini Biography:

* Worked in Kingston for several organizations

before migrating to the United States in 1978

* B.A. from Brooklyn College (City University of New York)

* Worked at the United Nations for 26 years in Administrative positions

* Retired to South Florida in 2004

 * Member of Team that created this website.









LeRoy A. Bookal - Vice President 2014 - 2015 

Class of 1962

Mini Biography:


Mr. Leroy E. Bookal is a past Auditor General of the World Bank and retired General Auditor of Texaco Inc. Mr. Bookal served as a Director of GraceKennedy Ltd. (formerly Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd.) He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Management Accountant resident in South Florida, U.S.A.

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