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Published: Wednesday | July 06 2011
by Colin Rickards, Staff Reporter

The Extraordinary Gladstone Wilson

It is 90 years since a young Jamaican student with the resounding name of Gladstone Orlando Stanislaus Wilson graduated from the prestigious St. George's College in Kingston. He had shown great promise at the school, but no one could have predicted that he would rise meteorically to be one of the most highly qualified Ecclesiastics in the Roman Catholic Church, and to be rated the seventh most learned person in the world…

...The extraordinary Gladstone Wilson was born in Mavis Bank, St. Andrew, on March 10, 1906, the son of primary school teachers Nelson Cameron Wilson and his wife Rose Anne (nee Moore). He was tutored privately by his parents, won three scholarships and was enrolled in St. George's College in 1918. He spent four fruitful years there, for much of his time as an agnostic, but then converted to Roman Catholicism...

...After graduating, Wilson worked in the Surveyor General's Department for two years, resigned to go to England to study Law , but then decided on the priesthood and in 1926 enrolled in the Pontifical Urban College in Rome...

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Published: Saturday | April 25, 2009
by Petrina Francis, Staff Reporter

St George's College rebounds

Students playing chess at the school's 159th anniversary celebration open day at the school's auditorium yesterday.

AFTER 159 years of existence, St George's College in Kingston continues to perform well in most areas, according to Margaret Campbell, principal of the school."There was a slump but we have recovered. The grades have improved and the discipline has improved" she said.Campbell was speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, following the school's Feast Day event.

The principal said that the school had also done well in sports, having won Manning Cup, the Olivier Shield and being named the most improved school in this year's Boys and Girls' Championships. Campbell attributed the transformation to strong leadership and a vision of excellence. "Our boys are potential leaders and if you communicate that all the time to the staff and students, a change can come," said Campbell.

The principal said very few students used to turn out to Feast Day, as they saw it as an opportunity to stay away from school. However, the attendance, she said, has improved dramatically as students now feel that they belong. The students put away their uniforms yesterday and were dressed in T-shirt and jeans.