KINGSTON, Jamaica — History was created at the 117-year-old former all-boys high school Cornwall College in Montego Bay this morning when 10 female students started 12th grade (6th form) at the Montego Bay institution.
The way was cleared earlier this year when the school's board voted unanimously to accept the girls. A guard-of-honour formed by their male counterparts in lower and upper sixth form welcomed the new students Monday.
The young ladies were also presented with school tiepins courtesy of Old Boy Errol Watts who helped to organise the welcome ceremony.
The girls are from Montego Bay High and Mt Alvernia High as well as Knox College, Porus High in Manchester and William Knibb Memorial in Trelawny.