Great schools always strive to showcase and celebrate student talents in creative ways. I wish you all could have been on campus on Valentine’s Day to see our middle and upper school students traipsing from room to room reciting Shakespearean sonnets, singing and dancing pop love songs, and playing other romantic tunes with guitars and ukuleles. Cupid would give them an A+!
Another celebration took place a day later when our MathCounts team, under the expert guidance of Dr. Molloy, won first place in the Island competition. Bravo! The MathCounts tournament, held around the United States, is a wonderful test of individual and team abilities. We wish them productive preparation as they now move onto the USVI Territory competition in March.
Lastly, we will be celebrating student work at the Ag Fair this weekend thanks to the leadership of Ms. Jean Bishop and many others. We look forward to seeing you there!
Enjoy the long weekend!
“My Kids are straight-A students and they know nothing.” By Kevin Kruse, January 13, 2017, Forbes. I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cringe. We need to push critical thinking…
Special thanks to Alumni, Kevin Hensley, owner of HH Tire and Battery for speaking to our Introduction to Business Class!
Interesting discussion ensued on the following topics:
Congratulations to Imani Evans and Julian Bishop, who have been chosen to receive scholarships to the World Affairs Seminar at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI., from the Rotary Club of St. Croix, Mid-Isle. Each year students from all St. Croix high schools are invited to apply for the scholarship and are chosen based on their essays and personal interviews. This year’s theme is: Education & Social Justice: Shaping the World You Will Inherit. We are proud to have Imani and Julian representing our school, and our island, at this prestigious event.
Congratulations to the MathCounts team for their performance in the St. Croix Math Counts Competition – 1st place team , with seven of our students placing in the top ten; Back Row: Mr. Molloy, Erin Andrews, Patrick Boring, Cehara Briscoe, Saba Alfred, Molly Brownsdon, Naurani Persaud Front Row: Maya Griffith, Brice Richards, Colin Gray. The next level of competition is on March 15th on St. Thomas.
Best Decorated: 1st place – Sushi Cake by Abriella; 2nd Place – PB and J Cake by Jackson; 3rd Place Maple Walnut Cake, by Emily; Honorable Mention – Yertle the Turtle by Lola
Best Tasting: 1st Place – Peppermint Chocolate Cake by Sloan and Tyler; 2nd Place – Danish Birthday Cake by Emma 3rd place – Banana Nut Cake, by Lianna
Thanks to judges – Ms. Gibbons, Ms. Snow, and Ms. Cooper. Proceeds of cake sales will go to the Queen Louise Home
The 2017 Pan Pepin International Dinghy Regatta, Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 3- 5 2017. Sailors from St. Croix, St. Thomas, the BVI, USA, AHO and Puerto Rico enjoyed a stunning weekend of sailing on Bahia de San Juan with the dramatic backdrop of Old San Juan and El Moro. St. Croix was well represented with a force of 10 Opti sailors, and over 15 family members and supporters in attendance. The Pan Pepin Dinghy Regatta continues to growing with over 90 sailors racing this year in the following classes: Optimist Championship, Optimist Green, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Club 420, and Sunfish. Congratulation to all the sailors, parents, coaches and volunteers for making the regatta a huge success! St. Croix had sailors taking top honors in the Opti classes. In the Opti Championship Fleet Mathieu Dale finished 3rd in Red Fleet and 3rd overall, Milo Miller 8th in Blue Fleet and 20th overall. In the Opti Green Fleet: Rodney Moorehead finished 2nd, Parker Younger 5th, Elyssa Franklin 8th, Ryan Moorehead 9th, Ariana Schwartz 11th, Katy Armstrong 18th, Alex Tonin 22nd, and Ava Patalidis 24th. Well done St. Croix Opti Sailing Team!
Photo caption: St. Croix Opti Sailors after 2017 Pan Pepin Dinghy Regatta Club Nautico awards ceremony. Mathieu Dale, Milo Miller, Ariana Schwartz, Elyssa Franklin, Parker Younger, Ryan Moorehead, Rodney Moorehead. Missing; Katy Armstrong, Ava Patalidis and Alex Tonin.
Mario Capriola: Ursinus College w/ scholarship; Loyola University, New Orleans; Clark University w/scholarship; Eckerd College w/scholarship; Loyola University, Maryland w/scholarship; Adelphi University
Hailey Coates: Loyola University, Chicago, with scholarship; Ursinus College, with scholarship
Thea D’Eramo: Notre Dame University
J’had Ferris: Marymount Manhattan College; Florida A&M University; Temple University
Daniel Garriga-Cerni: Manhattan College; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Kira Griffith: Spelman College, Honors Program; University of Miami with the President’s Scholarship; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Case Western Reserve University w/scholarship and as a Finalist to their Pre-Professional Scholars Program; Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College Scholar finalist
Shauni Lustig: Colorado State University; Citizen Year Gap Program, Ecuador
Matthew Mays: Rider University with a Provost Scholarship and the President’s Leadership Award
Marshall McCormick: Texas Tech; University of Houston; University of Texas, San Antonio; San Angelo State University
Sylvana Montealegre Hutchins: Columbia College, Chicago, Honors Program
Izhani Rosa: Stetson University; Jacksonville University; University of Tampa; Georgia Southern University; University of Central Florida
Faith Snow: Florida Institute of Technology; Humboldt State University; Santa Clara University; Point Loma nazarene University; Azuza Pacific University
Elise Stamper: Virginia Commonwealth University, Bio-medical Engineering Program; University of Maryland, College Park as a College Park Scholar
Aiden Stevens: Judson University w/scholarship; University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Pratt Institute
Eva Taylor: Loyola University, Chicago, with scholarship; Becker College w/scholarship; Sacred Heart University w/scholarship; Adelphi University
Jonathan Thomas: University of Utah, College of Engineering; Texas A&M, College of Engineering
Hi Panther Families!
Best of luck to our Varsity basketball teams at the Central High School tournament this weekend!
It’s time to get softball and soccer rolling, so please check the practice schedule below if your athlete plays either of those sports.
Games This Week:
*The MS Girls vs. AAR game listed on the schedule will not take place. There was an error in the schedule.
Practices This Week:
Thank you and Go Panthers!