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Michelle Smith Wins Florida State Title; Mikaela Smith, Sofia Swindell Are Champions

Michelle Smith's time made her the fastest high school sophomore in the 300m hurdles in the United States.

VITFF Bulletin: Michelle Smith and Rachel Conhoff Break VI National Records

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation reports on the recent accomplishments of Virgin Islands athletes.

Third Grader Omar Mutidi Jr. Is April’s Youth Culture Bearer of the Month

The V.I. Department of Education's Youth Culture Bearer of the Month initiative seeks to raise awareness of the many students within the territory’s schools who are practitioners of VI cultural and traditional art forms.

Michelle Smith Wins Gold, Is First Virgin Islander to Set Carifta Games Record

The VI Track and Field Federation congratulates Michelle Smith for winning a Gold Medal for the USVI in the 400m hurdles at the 49th Caribbean Free Trade Association (Carifta) Games.

Michelle Smith Ranks No. 1 for U.S. High School Athletes in 300m Hurdles

Smith achieved the record while competing in the Louie Bing Track and Field Invitational in Miami for Montverde Academy.

National Association of Conservation Districts Awards Hans Lawaetz for Distinguished Service

This award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources. Hans Lawaetz has been a conservation leader for more than 50 years.

World Archery Americas Names D’Amour Recurve Junior Men Archer of the Year

Nicholas D’Amour of St. Thomas, a student at the University of the Virgin Islands, majoring in business administration, has just received the Recurve Junior Men Archer of the Year Award by World Archery Americas.

VITFF Ends Year With Coach Nathan Taylor Teaching Track and Field Throwing Camp

After 29 years as a Division I head coach, 17 of which were at Cornell University, Taylor enters his fourth year as the head of XL Performance.

St. Croix Superintendent Carlos McGregor to Retire Dec. 31 After 33 Years

During a gift presentation to McGregor on Dec. 23, Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin thanked the veteran educator for his years of service to the children and families of St. Croix.

Local SRMC Executive Becomes Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Christopher Borgesen, who is vice president of operations at Schneider Regional Medical Center, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Miss UVI Reigns Supreme at National College Queens Competition

University of the Virgin Islands student ambassador Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming was crowned Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame 2021-2022 on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Atlanta, Ga.

UVI Communication Student Recognized at White House Press Briefing

George Francis joined other student journalists from 21 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a virtual White House briefing.

CAHS Senior Meah Moss Attends National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing

At the conference on nursing, Moss engaged herself in a nine-day curriculum-based leadership development program, which focused on being able to develop the skills necessary to provide high-quality patient‐centered health care.

Akyra Joseph Wins Bronze Medal at AAU Junior Olympics in Texas

Joseph finished 4th with a personal record for her multi-event score of 2490 earning her a Bronze Medal and All-American honors.

V.I. Student Awarded Aviation Scholarship to Train at RedTail Flight Academy

Anthony Gilbert, VI Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (VICTAI) member, was provided with an offer to join the RedTail Flight Academy inaugural class to begin on Sept. 8. The scholarship is worth $115,000.

USVI Democratic Party Elects Cecil R. Benjamin as Chairman

Benjamin said, “This is about fairness, economic development and community progress. We must change the way our party relates to the community.”

Highway Renamed at Ceremony to Honor Judy M. Gomez Esq.

The Judy M. Gomez Highway, formerly named the Charles Harwood Highway, is located in the Contant area on St. Thomas. The former educator, legislator and attorney gave a compelling and heartfelt speech,.

Archer D’Amour Ranks 4th in the World, Will Represent the USVI in Tokyo

Nicholas D’Amour will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, this month, competing in the men’s recurve archery individual competition.

Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund Announces Winners for 2021

The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund has announced that Jada Jarvis and Lila Uzzell are the two winners of their grants for 2021. They will each receive $2,500 to further their goals for higher education.

VI Children’s Museum Highlights ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ Videos Online

Virgin Islanders all over the world can watch the Cultural Ambassador videos on the museum's YouTube Channel or Facebook.




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