​​​​​about the ny chapter inc.

Lilieth Ferguson Vice President



OUR VISION

Creating a passion for the Merl Grove High School Past Students' Association NY Chapter Inc. that will inspire loyalty and commitment to the chapter permitting past students to see their involvement with the chapter as meaningful and exhilarating through:

  • Developing the Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association NY Chapter as a financially self-sufficient cohesive and energetic organization within the New York tristate community.


  • Cultivation of students at Merl Grove High School to ensure participation in the Past Students’ Association following graduation.


  • Providing opportunities for the assembly of its members for the exchange of ideas and opportunities and for the fostering of camaraderie.


  • Establishing an accessible place for its members to assemble and to house the offices of the NY Chapter Association.






June D Parkes

Membership Chair


 The Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association NY Chapter is a 501 (C) 3 Non-profit organization registered in the state of New York. The chapter was founded in 2010, to support Merl Grove High School in Jamaica W.I.

Our Goal is to:

  • To assemble an association composed of past students, families and friends of Merl Grove High School residing in the general location of New York State and surrounding areas.


  • To promote and enrich the academic, cultural, philosophical, social and physical development of Merl Grove High School.


  • To form a bond between the institution, its students, teachers, administrators and past students.


  • To achieve all of the above through the conception, implementation and careful supervision of social and fundraising projects, in a manner that does not violate the creed of Merl Grove High School or negatively impact the good name of the institution.


The Chapter’s activities are overseen by a six-member volunteer Board of dedicated past students that is elected by the membership base.  The Board is comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Chair and a PR Coordinator.

In 2012, the NY Chapter established a growing scholarship in the name of one of Jamaica’s most noted educator Mrs. Ellorine Walker, principal of Merl Grove from 1968- 1980.

The NY Chapter adopted the Science Department in 2013 and has embarked on a campaign to modernize it. To date, this is our first major project and the success of this campaign will provide needed support of state-of-the-art equipment and resources for the laboratories and the students.

For the school year 2016 -2017, we will be launching our “Fill-A-Backpack” Drive to ensure that disadvantage students of Merl Grove High will start the school year with the right tools and something to carry them in.

Merlgrovians, family and friends all over, have been loyal and bighearted to the NY Chapter’s mission.  Many have donated their time, talent and financial support to perverse the traditions and standards of Merl Grove High School.

Sharon L Wilson President

executive COMMITTEE members

Ouida Young

Secretary/Treasurer

Lilieth Ferguson

Vice President

The NY Chapters meets quarterly. All past students, former teachers and friends of Merl Grove High are welcome. For information on our meetings please contact the membership chair at membership@merlgrovehighpsany.org.

Karen Chambers

Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

Dahlia Harrison

PR Cooridniator

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