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COMPLEX INDUCTS 56 STUDENTS TO THE DISTRICT’S FIRST-EVER SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The St. Croix Educational Complex High School (SCECHS) inducted 56 students to the District’s first-ever Science National Honor Society on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the school’s auditorium.

SCECHS Principal Genitta Richards welcomed inductees, parents, faculty, and staff to the inaugural ceremony.

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SCEC Principal Genitta Richards

“A pleasant and warm Barracuda welcome to each of you! Here today we have 56 students being inducted into the Science National Honor Society,” she opened. “How fitting is it that in this month where we celebrate VI History, Women’s History and Music in Our Schools Month, we now celebrate each of you on this achievement.” She continued, “You are indeed making history for being the first young men and women inducted into the Science National Honor Society here at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School. For years to come, your names will be written in our school’s history as the pioneers of this honor society.”

St. Croix District Science Coordinator Rosa White reflected on the significance of the inductees’ achievements, both locally and nationally.

 “You represent 6% of your school population, 1% of the STX district and .00001% of the national high school population.” She reminded the students to “remain focused and stay dedicated to the task at hand.”

Marisha Perkins, St. Croix Central High School biology teacher and alumna of the St. Croix Educational Complex High School, delivered her keynote speech on the critical need for students of color majoring in the math and science disciplines.

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Keynote Speaker Marisha Perkins

“Quality science education is paramount to understand our global community and the advancement of society, but more importantly, diversity in the STEM fields is crucial,” she said.

Perkins received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Virgin Islands in Applied Physics and Chemistry, and a Masters in Chemistry from Duke University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. 

“During graduate school, the amount of Black and Hispanic students in my science program was less than 5% of the entire department. As a society, we need to improve on these numbers.”

Perkins ended her speech offering advice to the student scholars. “Always have confidence in yourself and your own abilities, and always acknowledge the importance between balancing what makes you successful versus what others say make you successful. For me, success and fulfillment came from developing myself in science education,” Perkins admitted.

IMG_5462.JPGInductees recited the oath of office and accepted their certificates of membership. They then signed the induction book and received their membership pin from the science instructors.

Senator Alicia Barnes, whose daughter was an inductee, attended the event, as well as a representative from Senator Novelle Francis’s office.

The Science National Honor Society was established in 2000. Its purpose is to encourage participation in and recognize scientific and intellectual thought; to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science; to communicate with the scientific community; to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science; to encourage students to participate in community service and, encourage dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.

The newly inducted students and charter members of the St. Croix Educational Complex Science National Honor Society are:

Liza Perdomo Alvarez

Dianna Arthurton

Shazim Brandy

Shamara Butcher

Dwayna Byrde

Shealeen Cazaubon

Amaya Christian

DaReone Christopher

Shaniah Clifford

Kimara Cooper

Kyarra deChabert

Amari DeSouza

Sulaiman Donaie

Khaien Donawa

Michael Dow, Jr.

Yazira Encarnacion

Melissa Ferreras

Joshua Francis

I-O’Diesha Frederick

Deshanna Fregiste

Nashaira Gonzalez

Tamia Grant

Jamoy Hardy

Wanisha Harris

Junisha Henry

Sanay Hewitt

Xavier Hinkson

Jenna Honore

Allana Jackson

Reann Joseph

Conrad Laurent

Shaharah Laville

Joshua Maillard, Jr.

Makaliah Mason

Phar-I Merchant

Elijah Motta

Nayeli O’Shaughnessy

Brianna Perdue

Kathy Platt

Taaliyah PreVost

Serenah Prospere

Nabria Ritter

Glerysbeth Rivera

Ajani Saldana

Christopher Samuel, Jr.

Deyaneira Sigobin

Adonai Smith

K’Shante Springer

Talique Stephens

Nia Sylvester

Keishla Torres

Destinee Turnbull

Demi Trimm

Janay Ventura

Tatyana Wheeler

Gidal Williams

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Pastor Wilmoth James delivers the invocation and benediction at the SNHS ceremony.

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STX District Science Coordinator Rosa White

 

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Left to Right: SCES Science Department Chairperson /SNHS Chief Advisor  Linda James, Principal Genitta Richards, Assistant Principal Consylitha Moore and STX District Science Coordinator Rosa White

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Senator Alicia Barnes

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