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Ann-Marie Benjamin, an elementary education major at the University of the Virgin Islands, has received the 1998-1999 Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship.
Benjamin is a founding member of Teenagers Against Violence, often volunteers with the sick and the elderly, and is a teacher's assistant for the younger members of her church.
According to a CFVI release, Benjamin holds a dream to improve the Virgin Islands' future, "by becoming an educator and teaching the youth to heal the world."
The $2,440 Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship, which funds a year's worth of tuition, was established by St. Thomas businessman Henry U. Wheatley and other family members and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a student who shows commitment to community service and volunteerism.
The scholarship's emphasis on community service is to honor Wheatley's late wife Artrelle's dedication to the Virgin Islands.
"This scholarship recognizes Artrelle's years of volunteer work with the League of Women Voters and the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, as well as her many other contributions to this community," said Wheatley.
"Artrelle devoted 24 years of her professional life to UVI," where she dedicated herself to setting an example of excellence for students, he said.

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