The Weekly News: February 21

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Nothing is more imminent than the impossible. What we must always foresee is the unforeseen.”
(Victor Hugo)
Dear parents, alumni, and friends of GHCDS,
Save the Date: The Father Figures and Daughters Dance (“Shake, Rattle and Roll”)takes place on Friday, February 28th at the Frederiksted Country Club. You can get more information on the Parent Association website (  Get your dancing shoes ready.

Congratulations to the Middle School Math Counts team and their coach, Mr. Guerra.   The GHCDS team of Jared Hodge, Rose Kleeger, Julian Bishop and Caroline Flavia won the team competition for the St. Croix district.  In the individual portion of the competition  Angelo Capriola  placed second, Jared Hodge – third, Rose Kleeger – fourth, David Conhoff – ninth, and Julian Bishop – 10th, with Crystal Fahie a close 11th behind.   In the Countdown round Julian Bishop placed 2nd and Jared Hodge, 3rd.  Congratulations to all for a wonderful competition. 
The Champions
Last weekend was a great weekend for GHCDS. First, our booth entry in the K-12 Educational Display contest won the Blue Ribbon. Our success was due to the hard work of the teachers, students, and, especially, Ms. Suenita Banwaree. I hope you had the chance to visit the booth, as it was truly outstanding. Thanks to the volunteers who served as hosts.
GHCDS students took home several honors from the AgFair. Here’s a list of the winners:
Poster Contest
Elementary Division:
1st-Kieran Walter-Sundaram (6th Grade)
2nd-Hanan Hamed (5th grade)
3rd-Simone Hodge (5th grade)
Honorable Mention Alessandra Evangelista (5th) and Atlee Kohl (6th)
Middle School Divison:
2nd-Elise Stamper (9th)
3rd-Thea D’Ermo (9th)
High School
3rd-Savannah Sherman (10th)
Poetry Contest
1st place-Deidra Mathhew (12th grade)
Educational Exibits:
k-12 Division
1st place-GHCDS
Youth Groups Divsion
1st-St. Croix Pony Club (10 members are from GHCDS)
3rd-GHCDS 4H Club
Farm Animal Frenzy
Honorable Mention-St. Croix Pony Club
Congratulations to Brice Richards for coming in 1st Place in the 400M at the recent St. Croix Elementary School Track and Field meet. Brice ran the race in 1:22. That’s fantastic!
The GHCDS Caribbean Art Exhibition was held at the GHS Campus Center last weekend. It, too, was a wonderful success. The artists appreciated the opportunity to sell some pieces and contribute 40% of their sales to our scholarship fund. Congratulations to Linda Stamper-Keularts and Kiomie Pedrini for organizing the event, and thanks to the countless volunteers who helped make it a success.
Congratulations to Cory Bishop, a GHS Alumni and son of our wonderful librarian, Ms. Bishop. Cory was recently featured in an online magazine, Live Inspired. It’s a good article that profiles a very impressive young man. I’ve included the link for your reading pleasure.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GHCDS WINNERS OF POETRY OUT LOUD: Yuryssa Lewis took first place and won $100.00.  Second place and a check for $75 went to Sylvana Hutchins and Ericson Etienne came in third and earned a $50 award.  We had almost 30 participants and the competition was outstanding. Kudos to all who participated and made this a super event!  Yuryssa will go on to compete in the territorial competition and a chance to win a trip to Washington DC.
The St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the 2014 SCAT Georgia Open Swim Meet from February 15-16.  The competition was attended by 30 different teams from around Georgia.  Dolphins attending the competition were: Lidia Boguslawska (12), Webster Bozzo (14), Jean Devera (17), Lex Devlin (16), Daniel Garriga-Cerni (14), Chloe Phillips-Hayden (14), Tony Hendricks (16), Nati Kuipers (11), Alex Lewit (17), Matthew Mays (15), Jonathan Thomas (15), Jelena Vialet (13), and JJ Washshah (16).  Each of these swimmers competed in three events per day for two days during the preliminary session, with many qualifying and competing in the finals sessions at night.  Twelve of the thirteen swimmers attend The Good Hope Country Day School. The swimmers did exceptionally well. I have attached the results.
Have a great weekend.


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