The mission of the Episcopal High School and Episcopal Elementary School Alumni Association of the USA is to assist in ensuring that the Episcopal schools in Robertsport, Liberia (Episcopal Elementary, Episcopal High, St. John’s, House of Bethany) are restored to being distinguished educational institutions in Liberia. We strive to mobilize and engage all alumni of these institutions in the spirit of “giving back,” and to collaborate with the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia to provide quality education to young Liberians.
Send Events to Us
At the start of the New Year, I bring you greetings on behalf of the Membership & Outreach Committee.
May you and yours enjoy happiness, peace, prosperity, safety and sood health throughout 2017 and always.
Looking ahead, if you have events that you would want to share with the alumni, please pass them along and we will post them to our Monthly Announcement column.
Robert G. Sherman,
Class of '67
Membership & Outreach Committee
Email: rsherman23 -at- cox.net
Home-going for Mattie-Mae Abdullai
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St. John’s Alumni Dedicate 3 New Buildings to Alma Mater
From the Liberian Daily Observer:
The Alumni Association of the St. John’s Mission Episcopal High School and Episcopal Elementary School in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, has consecrated and turned over to the Episcopal Church of Liberia three newly constructed buildings for use by the school.
The first building dedicated was the Catherine Cowan “Chemistry” Barnaby Science Laboratory, named in memory of the late American Missionary, Ms. Catherine C. Barnaby, who contributed immensely to Liberia’s education system. Click here for the complete story...
New Roof for the Elementary School
The old asbestos-laden roof of the elementary school is being replaced. Click here for more.
Watch the Video Online
You can now access the video documentary about the St. John's and House of Bethany schools by clicking this link.
Pay Dues with Your Credit Card
It can only get better. Good news! We have made it easier for you to pay dues, reconstruction contributions, memorial wall additions, and donations.
We employed the method at the last convention and it worked exceptionally well. We were able to raise $4,000 in a rally and almost all payments were made with credit cards.
We now accept credit or debit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club International and JCB. Our transactions are insured through the Bank of America. Your transactions are safe with us. Call us today at 404-822-6840, evening hours 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight (Eastern).
Dues are now $100 and the reconstruction contribution is $150.
Thanks and we are counting on you for your support.
If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to "EHS-EES Alumni Association" and mail it to:
1220 Hogan Ridge Drive,
Grayson, GA 30017
As graduates and former students of the Episcopal Schools in Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia, who now reside in the United States, we share a common vision for those institutions, as Liberia emerges from approximately twenty years of civil unrest and instability.
With St. John's, the House of Bethany, and the Episcopal High School in Robertsport serving as the culminating points that combine to create a prominent source of highly educated, disciplined, patriotic, and Christian young men and women who will be ready for higher education in Liberia or abroad, we will pool our resources to restore those institutions to the position of prominence that they enjoyed prior to the extended period of civil unrest in the country.
As products of those institutions, we realize our indebtedness not only to them, but also to Liberia. We acknowledge that while these institutions were largely created by missionaries from America, and that while we are currently reaping the benefits of a good Christian education, it is incumbent upon us as Liberians, to now give back to the very institutions that are largely responsible for preparing us for survival in the world today. Within the next five years, we will continue to give of our time, our money, and our services, to rebuild our institutions and ensure that every child residing in the location of those institutions, is given the opportunity to education that is as good or better than what we had.
We will utilize the abundant technology that exists today to improve not only the infrastructure of the institutions, but also the facilities, and curriculum at each institution.
We envision that within the next five years, all institutions will be operational, that the Episcopal Elementary and High Schools in Robertsport will be reopened and fully staffed, and that the House of Bethany and St. Johns’ will reopen for boarding students.
Our ability to reach the hundreds of former graduates and beneficiaries of these institutions will improve to the extent that we will also develop our own program of missionaries, comprising of former students who will volunteer to return on a rotational basis, and contribute in the same fashion that others did when we received our education.