Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Virgin Islands History classes of Ss. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas hosted a Celebration of Virgin Islands History Month and learned about Transfer Day, March 31, 1917, on March 30, 2012. Ninth graders made presentations on outstanding Virgin Islanders, both past and present. Pictured above, Keisha Hyacinth gave a presentation on music to the elementary students. Guest speaker Leah Sasso McAllister spoke about her late mother, Blanche Sasso, who was former Ss. Peter and Paul principal, teacher, and seamstress of the original Virgin Islands flag. Lucia Henley, former Virgin Islands Carnival Food Fair honoree, treated the students to banana benye, sweet potato pudding, bread pudding, chicken pates, stewed cherries, and pineapple, coconut and carrot sugar cakes and tarts.
The U.S. Virgin Islands commemorated the 95th anniversary of Transfer Day, the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States, on March 31. The ceremony on St. Croix took place at the Whim Estate Museum. Pictured above, Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis commended the St. Patrick School Steel Pan Orchestra.
St. Mary School was among the schools that prepared an exhibit on St. Croix history. The fifth grade students researched sugar plantation estates. Pictured left, Nadia Garriga-Cerni researched the Lawaetz family plantation.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Roberto Santos, a retired St. Croix fire chief and a Homeland Security adviser, instructed the staff at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix in the use of fire extinguishers on March 30. Sandra Miranda, dean and office manager at St. Joseph High School, was among the faculty members who took turns at extinguishing a blaze.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Members of the 12th grade physics class of Brother James Petrait, OSFS, at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix, posed for a class photo in front of the school sign on March 26. Pictured left to right are Ian Heath, Jonique George, Yahaira Olmeda, Roxane Grey, Enrique Arroya, and Julie Dupie, Jr.
March was American Red Cross Month. Pictured right, Basil Williams, the head of St. Mary School on St. Croix, thanked the students who supported the American Red Cross on “Wear Red Day” on March 23. Marjorie Emmanuel of the American Red Cross spoke briefly with the students about the Red Cross' worldwide assistance after natural and man-made disasters. Mr. Williams then presented her with a check for $170 from the students. Students paid $1 to wear red on this day.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Members of the Legion of Mary from Holy Family Church, St. Anne Chapel and Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on St. Thomas gathered for the Acies at Holy Family Church on March 25. Acies is Latin word meaning an army ranged in battle array, and is an annual ceremony in which the legionaries renew their fealty to Mary.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The ninth grade Virgin Islands and Caribbean History class at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix presented a Virgin Islands Cultural Day program in the St. Joseph Church Hospitality Lounge on March 22. The program featured skits and dancing by the dancing class. Caribbean food was served afterwards.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Presidium María, Arca de la Alianza, holds meetings in Spanish at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral’s Hospitality Lounge on Sundays at 2 p.m.
Presidium Mary, Mystical Rose, meets in Holy Family Church’s classroom on Sundays at 3 p.m.
Presidium Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces, meets in the St. Anne Chapel hall on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.