The Good Hope school Interact Club members Shani Cox, Ashlee Douglas, Nyasia Santiago and Eliza Mongeau along with Acting Head of Upper School Leslie Hamdorf and Director of Development Susan Kraeger joined Interact members from all of St. Croix’s secondary schools in a meeting with Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. at Government House on Friday, Nov. 13. Students from around the island were picked up at their respective schools and bused with a special security escort to Christiansted for the event. The meeting was designed to allow the island-wide membership of each school’s Interact Club the opportunity to ask Gov. deJongh questions about the government’s position on a variety of issues facing the island, its residents and its future. Students queried the governor on a variety of topics including: how the island could be made a better and safer place to live and support tourism; local agriculture, its distribution and how to sustain it; education in the public schools and how to keep students engaged through graduation; teen pregnancy; disaster plans for the island; illegal guns and drug enforcement; and the economy.
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