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V.I. Students Invited to Enter Essay Contest on Hispanic Heritage

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2016, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education has announced the launch of an essay contest opened to students in grades 6-12.

Federal Aid Applications Available to Students October 1

Students seeking assistance with financing their higher education will be able to apply for student aid rather than wait until the new calendar year. This year, students and their family members will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017.

Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU College Queen Crown

Miss UVI 2016-2017 Che-Raina Warner will compete in the 2016 National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Queens pageant from Sept. 21-25, in Atlanta, Ga., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

UVI-CES, VIDOA Offer Free Arborists Workshops

The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) Agriculture and Natural Resources Program and the V.I. Department of Agriculture Forestry Programs will hold free arborists workshops on Monday, Sept. 19, on St. Croix and Wednesday, Sept. 21, on St. Thomas.

UVI Launches Retention Program to Enhance Student Success

The University of the Virgin Islands is participating in the Student Success Collaborative, an initiative developed by the Education Advisory Board to examine the impact of every aspect of campus life on student retention.

Registration for Adult Education Classes Begins Sept. 21

Anyone interested in taking adult education courses on St. Thomas-St. John is invited to register for Adult Continuing Education (ACE) evening diploma classes at Charlotte Amalie High School.

School of Visual Arts & Careers Seeking Student Artists

The School of Visual Arts & Careers (SVAC) is recruiting high school students in grades 9 through 12 for its 2016 – 2017 after-school program.

Salvation Army, FirstBank Help Students Get Ready for School Year

The Salvation Army and FirstBank recently partnered on a Back to School Backpack Distribution to provide school supplies to students in need who would otherwise head back to school unprepared.

Boschulte Middle School Unveils New Hardwood Basketball Floors

Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum, Ph.D., and the administration of the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School (BCB) at a ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the school gymnasium unveiled the school’s newly-installed hardwood basketball floors.

UVI Gets $99,000 for Marine Debris Education, Prevention

Researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) were awarded $99,411 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program to fund marine debris education and outreach programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

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