July 23, 2002 – Seven 2002 graduates of V.I. public high schools have been awarded four-year college scholarships by Hovensa.
Three are St. Croix Educational Complex graduates: Hannah Jacobs-El, who will study biology at the University of the Virgin Islands; Sakira Navarro, who will major in pre-medicine at the University of Tampa; and Makeda Okolo, who will pursue a degree in political science at American University.
Two are Ivanna Eudora Kean High School graduates: Raquel Hill, who will pursue a degree in business administration from Florida A&M University; and Bambi Lettsome, who will study computer engineering at Florida Institute of Technology.
One is a Charlotte Amalie High School graduate: Chevell Leonard, who will major in English at Tallahassee Community College.
One is a Central High School graduate: Arianne A. Oliver, who will pursue a degree in criminology at Johnson and Wales University.
Hovensa has funded scholarships for 18 other beginning college students over the last three years and has renewed the awards in successive years. Those scholarships will continue for the 2002-2003 school year.
Efforts to learn the amount of the scholarships were unsuccessful.
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