December 13, 2017 10:35 pm Last modified: 6:01 pm

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V.I. Pilot Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has named Maria Rodriguez of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, a pilot for Caribbean Buzz, the 2018 winner of its Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award.
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Amali Krigger Crowned Mr. Incredible at UVI Contest

Amali Krigger, a senior computer science major, was crowned Mr. Incredible on Friday, Dec. 1, at the third Mr. Incredible contest on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix. Krigger also won Best Professional Wear, Best Talent and Mr. Popularity.
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AARP VI Gives Prestigious Volunteer Award to Scott Bradley for Community Service

AARP Virgin Islands selected Bradley for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers.
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Two UVI Students Win National Awards at Prestigious Science Conference

Of more than 1,800 participants, two students from the University of the Virgin Islands were presented awards for their posters at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students held in Phoenix, Ariz.
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President Barack Obama

Genevieve Whitaker Selected to Attend Inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago

Genevieve Whitaker, co-founder and president of Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Inc. has been selected among 15,000 applicants to be one of hundreds of civic leaders from around the world to take part in the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.
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Local Inducted Into ‘Who’s Who in the Martial Arts’ and Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Over 800 nominations of martial arts experts were received to be inducted into the AMAA Who’s Who Legends Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Jerry Otto was one of 250 who were selected for this honor.
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U.S. Senate Confirms Deborah Howell to Be Brigadier General

The United States Senate has confirmed Deborah Howell to be the Regular Army rank of brigadier general.
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Historian Michael E. Newton Joins Alexander Hamilton & Caribbean History Museum

SEDI has announced renowned historian and author Michael E. Newton has been designated as a special adviser, chief historian and ambassador for SEDI's proposed Alexander Hamilton & Caribbean History Museum (AHCHM) $6 million development project.
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Local Author’s Book on Audre Lorde Wins Lambda Literary Award

St. Croix author Dr. Gloria I. Joseph now has an award-winning biography/anthology to add to her long list of internationally recognized literary works.
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Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial of His Birth

The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission will observe the centennial of the birth of the territory’s last appointed and first popularly elected governor, Dr. Melvin Herbert Evans.
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