District Announces Foreign Language Cultural Showcase Winners

Insular Superintendent of the St. Thomas-St. John School District Jeanette Smith has announced the winners of the annual Foreign Language Cultural Showcase. Fifteen public schools and three nonpublic schools participated in the event, which took place on Saturday, April 10, at the Tutu Park Mall. New contests this year were: an oratory contest and student technological projects that depict students’ language acquisition skills. The 2010 district winners are detailed below.

Elementary Piñatas Contest
Place
Student’s Name
Title
School
Teacher
1st Place
Jean Carlos Alvarado
Asani Cintron
Dariel Hale
Hector Baly
Kevin Erickson
El Pez
(The Fish)
Gladys Abraham
Maria Martin
2nd Place
Christian Johnson
Skeleton
All Saints Cathedral
Camille Santiago-Hernandez
3rd Place
Cadesha Fredericks
Sun
Leonard Dober
Cheryl Bougouneau
Elementary Wonders of the Foreign Language World Contest
1st Place
Muneer Daas
Olmec Head
All Saints Cathedral
Juan Christian
2nd Place
Maeven Parsil
The Pyramid of the Moon
Guy Benjamin
Lareesa Williams
3rd Place
Marcus Norkaitis
July Column in Bastille Square
All Saints
Camille Santiago-Hernandez
Elementary Copy the Masters
1st Place
Naren Advani
Portrait at an Angle by P. Picasso
All Saints
Camille Santiago-Hernandez
2nd Place
Jenoe Christopher
La infanta Margarits by Diego Velazquez
Lockhart Elementary
Maria Rivera
3rd Place
Rae Niecia Browne
All Saints
Juan Christian
Elementary Theme Posters: Spread Your Wings! Learn a New Language!
1st Place
Lereny Dania
Lockhart
Maria Rivera
2nd Place
Darshan Aidasania
All Saints
Juan Christian
3rd Place
Franceska D. Beavoir
E. Benjamin Oliver
Carol Petersen
Elementary Technology Projects
1st Place
Khaaliq Henry
How to Make Magdalenas
Milliner Bowsky Elementary School
Therisha Fahie
2nd Place
Keari Parris
Sherwin Williams
El Tiburon (The Shark)
Joseph Gomez
Dagoberto Diaz
3rd Place
LaVonté Blyden
VI/PR PowerPoint
Joseph Sibilly
Cheryl P. Bougouneau
Junior High Level Piñatas
1st Place
Algenis Rijo
Bull
Addelita Cancryn
Gladys Collins
2nd Place
Gerald Defreitas
Turtle
Antilles
Melanie Weyland
3rd Place
Vickeima Sydney
Star
All Saints
Camille Santiago- Hernandez
Junior High Level FL World Wonders
1st Place
Maribel Okiye
Santa Maria de Montserrat
All Saints
Camille Santiago-Hernandez
2nd Place
Haddasa Webson
Nasca Lines
B. C. Boschulte Middle
Beth McMurray
Junior High Level Copy the Masters
1st Place
Aliena Robles
Two Women with a Dove and the Sun by P. Picasso
B.C. Boschulte Middle
Beth McMurray
2nd Place
Aliyah John
Retrato de una mujer
Antilles
Melanie Weyland
Junior High Level Theme Posters- Spread Your Wings! Learn a New Language!
1st Place
Melanie Hernandez Santiago
All Saints
Ms. Weichman
2nd Place
Eggar Rodriguez
Addelita Cancryn
Gladys Collins
3rd Place
David Sacaria
Addelita Cancryn
Gladys Collins
Junior High Level Technology Contest
1st Place
Calvin Lake
Verb
Review Power Point
Bertha C. Boschulte Middle
Beth McMurray
2nd Place
Abijah Fleming and Emmanuel Belleau
Guadeloupe Power Point
Addelita Cancryn Jr. High
Monika Emmeran
High School Level Piñata Contest
1st Place
Aphya K. Wheatley
“Sweety Tweety”
Charlotte Amalie High School
Fayette Granger-Elcock
2nd Place
Jonathan Bultes
“Rabbit in Hat”
Charlotte Amalie High
Sherry Hodge
3rd Place
Neshell Lewis
P.R. Hibisco Piñata
V.I. Montessori International Academy
Danielle A. Lesnock
High School Level Wonders of the FL World
1st Place
Shannel Dinnard and Ludwique Simmon
Moulin Rouge
Charlotte Amalie High School
Idalia Dockery
2nd Place
Zackarike LeGoff
L’Arc de Triomphe
Charlotte Amalie High School
Idalia Dockery
3rd Place
Shakim Cooper
L’Arc de Triomphe and Surroundings
Charlotte Amalie High School
Idalia Dockery
High School Level Copy the Masters
1st Place
Lorenzo Castro
Picasso’s Self Portrait
Ivanna Eudora Kean High
Patricia Evans
2nd Place
Azel Kate Arandia
Sandia
Charlotte Amalie High
Sherry Hodge
3rd Place
Avery Berry
Pottery Sale by Claudio Velasco Attard
V.I. Montessori
Danielle A. Lesnock
High School Level Theme Posters Spread Your Wings! Learn a New Language!-
1st Place
Brittany Richardson
Antilles
Melanie Weyland
2nd Place
Khalil Dias
Ivanna Eudora Kean
Patricia Evans
3rd Place
Shaniqua Hodge
Charlotte Amalie High
Fayette Grander Elcock
High School Level Technology Projects
1st Place
Natalya Piper
Why Study Foreign Languages?-Spread Your Wings!
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
Patricia Evans
2nd Place
Jolysa Anthony
“Asi soy yo y lo que hago en la escuela” (This is How and I am and What I do in School)
Charlotte Amalie High School
Nancy Laguna Luque
Best Performances at the Show Segment Level
Elementary Level
Vanshika Lulla, Hena Kripalani, Edlyn Gumbs
Song: Cristo te Ama
All Saints Cathedral
Juan Christian
Junior High Level
Cancryn’s Spanish Afro-Antillean Dancers
Meringue
Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School
Gladys Collins
Senior High Level
Ivanna Eudora Kean FL Dancers
Bachata
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
Velma Milliner
Oratory Contest Winners – Mr. & Ms. Foreign Languages Winners
Mr. Foreign Languages
Franklin Vazquez
Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School
Gladys Collins
Ms. Foreign Languages
Nisha Hodge
V.I. Montessori School
Danielle A. Lesnock
Most Mentioned Schools
(Schools that had entries in most areas and received the most prizes)
Elementary Level
All Saints Cathedral School
Junior High Level
Addelita Cancryn Junior High School
Senior High School
Charlotte Amalie High School
Myrna van Beverhoudt, the district’s foreign languages coordinator, congratulates all of the winners and thanks all of the student participants, their parents, all of the hard working and supportive foreign language educators, the district personnel who assisted, the judges, Tutu Park Mall and all of the generous sponsors: Asfour Department Store, First Bank, Subway, and Dockside Bookshop, who supported the event.
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