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Seven V.I. High School Grads Receive Hovensa Scholarships

July 11, 2006 — Hovensa has awarded scholarship grants to seven recent graduates of V.I. high schools. The recipients are:
–Justin P. Aronstein, a graduate of St. Croix Country Day School, who will study computer science at Northeastern University;
–Iverissa M. Armstrong, a graduate of St. Croix Educational Complex High School, who will study chemical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh;
–Pedro N. Cintron-Tirado, a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, who will study at North Carolina A&T for a degree in electrical engineering;
–Paul C. James Jr., a graduate of St. Croix Educational Complex High School, who will study chemical engineering at Texas A&M University;
–Takema J. James, a graduate of St. Croix Educational Complex High School, who will study at the University of Central Florida for a degree in computer engineering;
–Keryn K. McGregor, a graduate of St. Croix Educational Complex High School, who will study at the University of Maryland for a degree in chemical engineering; and
–Dennis A. Powell II, a graduate of the St. Thomas Seventh Day Adventist School, who will study mechanical engineering at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Hovensa Vice President Alex Moorhead said that in addition to these recent high school graduates, 23 V.I. residents who graduated from high school during the previous three years will receive scholarship grants from Hovensa for the 2006-2007 academic year. "A total of $86,000 in financial aid will be received by these students," Moorhead stated. He said this is the continuation of Hovensa's program to assist Virgin Islanders in achieving their dream of securing a degree in higher education at a college or university of their own choosing.

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