Noel Spencer, an alumnus of Kingston College and New York businessman, has generously donated $65,000 for the building of the Noel Spencer Family Interscholastic Fitness Center at his former high school. The new facility, when completed, will be home to a fitness center, art classrooms and studios at a cost of US $55,000.
We who gained so much from Kingston College have to give back to the institution so that it can better serve the needs of students and the wider community. -Spencer
The new fitness center will serve more students than the current facility as it comes with a state-of-the-art running track that was completed last September, which eliminates the need for students to use the stadium east facility.
They (students) will no longer have to travel all the way to Stadium East to train as everything will be right there at Melbourne Park to accommodate them. -Dave Myrie, Principal .
According to Spencer, while the entire complex will bear the family name, the art center will be named in honor of his uncle, Kenneth Abendana Spencer, a distinguished Jamaican artist who died in 2005.
Noel is the founder of the Spencer’s Financial Service and past president of the Kingston College Old Boys Association in New York. The complex is expected to be opened late next month.
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