This Week in Sports:
Hi Panther Families!
We’re coming to the close of another great year in sports! We’re waiting for news on a protest for Varsity Soccer. Parents and athletes should watch for an email from Coach Amy over the weekend, or perhaps Monday. Junior Varsity Soccer is rolling into semi-finals in first place! We should be playing at home on Tuesday, 4:00. Go Panthers!
Elementary Volleyball has one more practice on Monday, before a series of matches to close our season. They’ve been practicing hard and improving every set! Go Lady Panthers!
Elementary volleyball players and JV and Varsity soccer players need to finish turning in participation fees, please. Volleyball is $20.00, and soccer is $25.00. Thank you for taking care of this important detail. Elementary soccer players should be returning jerseys.
Practices and Games This Week:
- Practice-Monday on the slab, 3:15-4:30
- Games/Matches-Wednesday vs. Ricardo Richards @ Home, and Friday vs. Alfredo Andrews, location to be announced. Both matches begin at 3:45
Varsity Soccer-We are waiting to hear news of a protest. Please watch for an email from Coach Amy
Junior Varsity Soccer–
- Game-Tuesday-Semi Finals at Home, 4:00
MAYA ACOSTA:Virginia Commonwealth University – Honors College
ALEX ADAMS:University of Miami, Architecture Program
NAYAN BANSAL: University of Miami
JONATHAN BERRY: University of the Virgin Islands
CHLOE CAMACHO:Temple University
NIA CANTON: Virginia Commonwealth University
ANGELO CAPRIOLA:The United States Air Force Academy
NIA COATES: Roanoke College
SAM COLE: The University of the Virgin Islands
DAVID CONHOFF: Calvin University
NAYLA COUREUR:University of Houston Clear Lake
WYLIE CROWTHER:University of Illinois at Chicago
JOHN DAVID:Roanoke College
INARI ENCARNACION:Gap Year Georgia/Costa Rica
DAHLIA FERROL: University of the Virgin Islands
NADIA GARRIGA-CERNI: Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Science
ALINAH HAMED:Allegheny College, Honors Program
TAYLOR HASSON:College of Charleston
KAHLEED ILES: University of Huddlesfield, UK
ALEC KUIPERS: The United States Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point
ALEXIS MATARANGAS-KING:Emerson College
TARIQ MOLLOY:University of Tampa
RIDER ODOM:Old Dominion University
GEORGIA PORTER:University of Florida
DOMINIC PUGLIESE:Colorado Mesa University
NATHAN RODRIGUEZ: University of the Virgin Islands
MAYAH RUSSELL:University of Central Florida
VINCENT VON SCHILLING: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
ETHAN STAMPER: Virginia Commonwealth University
ISAIAH STEVENS:Texas A&M University
CHRIS TIRADO: Liberty University
LAYALIE WASHSHAH:Queens University of Charlotte
AVERY WHITE:Connecticut College, ED
2019 Coral Conservation Corps
Are you ready for summer – because we are at SEA! We love summer because the water’s visibility is clearer to observe and ID marine life – close and personal. That’s what the Coral Conservation Corps is all about. It’s a unique program for junior and high school students to learn about St. Croix’s coral reef ecosystems, marine habitats, migratory critters, and how to snorkel safely in their local surroundings – while being stewards of the environment.
Get excited because this year we’ve added new activities to challenge students on how to protect, conserve, and preserve St. Croix’s marine resources and coral reefs. In this program, students will learn and gain appreciation of their marine environment and leave with unforgettable experiences and new friendships.
Marine Biology Topics Covered
- Coral Reef Biology and Ecology
- Coral & Reef Fish Identification
- Reef Conservation
- Marine Decline
- Climate Change
- Mangrove Ecology
- Water Pollution & Marine Debris
- Sea Turtle Biology
- Sustainable Fisheries
Field Trips and Excursions
- The Buccaneer Resort – Snorkel Practices
- Southgate Coastal Reserve – Nature Trail Tour + Snorkel
- Salt River Bay – Kayak w/ Bush Tribe + Seining with DPNR
- Cane Bay – Snorkel + Nursery Tour with TNC
- St. Croix Yacht Club – Basic Sailing Practices
- Frederiksted – Sailing and Snorkel with Lyrics Sails
- Celebration Trip to Buck Island Reef National Monument
This year the Coral Conservation Corps will be working with crucian artist, Waldemar Brodhurst. A self-taught artist who has mastered his skills in wire sculptures with recycled objects. His art work has been showcased in the Caribbean Museum Center of Arts and in the community. Waldemar comes with experience, knowledge and creativity in working with youth on wire sculptures, and connecting people and wildlife in his masterpieces. Coral Conservation students will create a marine theme wire project that will be displayed in Frederiksted town.
We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Coral Conservation Corps. This is a 2-week program taking place at The Buccaneer Resort from July 22 — August 2. Students age 13-16 may apply. The cost is $50. This program has been made affordable through funding by the guests of The Buccaneer Resort.
Grotto Beach is a long rocky shore west of the Buccaneer Resort where students learn about water safety, and how to snorkel with masks and fins. It’s an ideal beach to snorkel and observe marine life such as corals, sea fans, invertebrates, marine fishes and migratory critters. The beach has one sandy entrance (at the start of the wall) where locals and guests enter and exist. Out of the Buccaneer’s 3 designated beaches (Grotto, Mermaid and Whistle beach) Grotto provides better visibility and more marine life to see.
The Beach Meeting Room is the designated site of the program where lectures, labs and games take place. The room is equipped with AC, a large TV screen, tables, chairs, a water station and bathrooms that supports a safe and comfortable environment. Students are required to bring their own drinking water bottle, snacks and cold lunch. No microwave is provided. Students are dropped off at 9am and picked up at 3pm sharp. There is no adult supervision outside of these hours.
Parents and caregivers are welcome to join us on our last program day that closes with a ceremony of the student’s advocacy project, field experiences, and certifications for completion of the program.
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