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CAHS NEWS FEB. 10

TURNBULL WINS MARTIN LUTHER KING AWARD
by Dean Gabriel Williams
Senior, Nicole Turnbull was our school’s recipient of the Dr. Martin
Luther King Award. This award, presented by the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, is to honor exceptional students who exemplify the qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students nominated for the award were interviewed by a panel of principals, teachers and counselors at C.A.H.S.
The nominees had to explain how they each saw King’s life reflected in their own. Nicole Turnbull was the one who best exemplified King’s qualities. She is active in her church, school and in the community. In the interview Nicole recalled reading to a 2nd grade class as a community service project a few years ago. There was boy who was as knowledgeable about Dr. King as many adults were. That young man has been an inspiration to Nicole since that time.
Congratulations to you Nicole on your achievement.
REMEMBERING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
by Jonelle Issac
On January 17, 2000 the nation celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. A little bit of history was made on that day because this was the first year that all fifty (50) states observed this holiday. We in the Virgin Islands ought to be proud, because we are among the first to observe a holiday in memory of the legacy of this noble Civil Rights Leader.
Closer to home , we at the Charlotte Amalie High School joined the St. Thomas community in celebrating the holiday whose theme was," A Day On, Not a Day Off."
After the church service at Christ Church Methodist, the annual parade commenced from the Market Square to Emancipation Garden. Our JROTC cadets were dressed in full regalia, led the parade in soldier like precision Then came the C.A.H.S. Marching Band preceded by the Flag Corps.
The band played the melodious "Happy Birthday",a tune made popular by the genius Stevie Wonder to honor Dr. King.
We at Charlotte Amalie High School will forever continue the legacy of our inspiration, the late Dr. Martin Luther King.
Miss Charlotte Amalie High School Queen Competition 1999-2000
by Dean Gabriel Williams
The annual Miss Charlotte Amalie High School Queen Competition took place on February 5 at the C.A.H.S. Auditorium. The seven lovely miracles–Marlene Neaves, LaMonique Morris, Blondie Tuitt, Tanna Abraham, Joya Pogson, Jamie Mercer, and Marisel Melendez–all graced the stage with their presence as they all vied for the prestigious title. The pageant segments were: Opening Dance and Introductory Speeches, Swim Wear, Sportswear, Professional Wear, Talent, Evening Wear, and Question and Answer.
All the young ladies did an excellent job in their creative and unique presentations. They each received participant trophies for their hard work. Singled out for specific awards were:
Miss Photogenic-
Contestant #5, Joya Pogson
Miss Popularity-
Contestant #1, Marlene Neaves
Miss Congeniality-
Contestant #6, Jamie Mercer
Miss Intellect-
Contestant #3, Blondie Tuitt
The 1999-2000 CAHS Queen’s Royal Court is:
3rd Runner-Up
Contestant #6, Jamie Mercer
2nd Runner-Up
Contestant #1, Marlene Neaves
1st Runner-Up
Contestant #7, Marisel Melendez
Miss CAHS Queen
Contestant #2, LaMonique Morris

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