Bowen made this boast today while speaking at the Founders’ Day ceremony at St. Michael’s Cathedral, The City.
The acting principal, who said she has been associated with the school for the past 54 years, told the student body that the school was founded by Nathaniel Bullen and Washington Harper who sought to provide a secondary school education for girls who could not afford to pay the fees of that period.
The school, she added, originally called Grassfield, was officially opened on May 8, 1928, with a roll of 79 pupils. Bowen pointed out that today it has a student body of 980.
She told her audience that by 1937 the school had outgrown the physical plant, a situation that obtained again today. She called on Government, past students and benefactors to assist the school in its expansion programme.
While pointing out the exploits of students, she said they continued to excel academically and in sports, pointing out that every member of a girls team that participated in a tournament in the US had gained scholarships to American universities.
Bowen also announced that the school’s Parent Teachers Association and alumni association remained very vibrant. She welcomed the re-introduction of a Sixth Form at the school and noted that even though the Common Entrance Examination was yet to be held, parents had already sought 85 transfers to the school.†(NC)