Little Fish Records announced today that Carlos Jones, Internationally acclaimed American reggae artist, received “The Pathfinder Award” for Humanitarianism from his alma mater, Maple Hts. High School. Jones was one of 5 recipients who received this award at an impressive assembly at the school on Wednesday, February 20th. Other categories awarded were; Education, Art & Science, Citizenship & Government, and Business. This award is given out annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves through achievement in those five categories, and is determined by a committee of students at the school.
Jones, who was surprised and humbled by the award, commented: “I got the opportunity today to go back to my old high school and give thanks and acknowledgement to those who helped to
build my foundation and lit the way for me, as well as to pass on some positive words of encouragement to the students there. I hope that someone will take away something of worth from what I have shared. Thank you MHS, for the honor. I feel that there are those SO much more deserving than I, but I do greatly appreciate it.”
Joining him at the awards ceremony were Lorenzo Lynch, his best friend from high
School; George Gordon - his mentor, friend, and fellow PLUS Band member who was partially responsible for encouraging Jones to pursue his love for reggae music; and Larry Koval, his personal manager since 1998. For more information on Carlos Jones, go to: www.carlosjones.com