Nathan Meersman, All Saints Cathedral School alumnus, earned his bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute on May 13. Nathan has started a full-time position with Pare Corporation at their Rhode Island office as engineer in their Environmental Division. Nathan is the son of Jerry and Lisa Meersman.

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Edidiong Utibe of St. Thomas graduated from the University of San Diego on May 28. Utibe earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Utibe graduated magna cum laude.

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Brin Alexis Goldman of Christiansted, St. Croix, was among more than 100 candidates for graduation from Southern Vermont College. Goldman graduated earning a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

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Alex J. Julien of Sunny Isle, St. Croix, received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, business minor, environmental engineering minor, from Clarkson University on May 13.

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Alyssa McGregor and Kiara Francis, both of Christiansted, St. Croix, were named to the Spring 2017 President’s List at Georgia State University in Atlanta. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester and complete at least nine semester hours of academic credit with no incompletes.

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Bria Lewis of St. Thomas was named to the Spring 2017 Dean’s List at Georgia State University in Atlanta. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.50 GPA for the semester and complete at least nine semester hours of academic credit with no incompletes.

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The Education Department, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, announces the launch of the 9th annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, which will run Monday through Sept. 22.

The annual activity challenges students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer months in an effort to boost students’ literacy skills. The national initiative enjoys participation from governors of all 50 states and territories. In the Virgin Islands, students receive a packet containing two books, tracking sheets and a letter offering motivational words from the governor. All books are written and illustrated by Virgin Islands’ or Caribbean authors.

This year, six new titles have been introduced, including “B is for Benye,” “Spider in the Rain,” “When the Trees Come Alive,” “When I Grow Up,” “With Grace,” and “Sea Turtles of the Virgin Islands.”

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The University of the Virgin Islands announces CLEP exam dates for the Summer 2017 semester. The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) is a computer-based exam taken by college students with previous knowledge of the subject matter and is taken in lieu of college courses. Students can earn college credit by achieving qualifying scores on any of the 33 exams offered by CLEP.

To register for the exam, students should visit the College Board website at https://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam, then contact the appropriate testing center to schedule an appointment. On St. Croix, the UVICELL Center is located at #23A Hospital St., Frederiksted. On St. Thomas, the testing site is located at the UVICELL Center on the UVI St. Thomas campus. On St. Croix, CLEP testing will be held at 12:30 p.m. June 15, July 11 and July 13. On St. Thomas, CLEP testing will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 28 and July 26.

For testing fees, eligible courses or more information contact the UVICELL Center at 340-693-1100 on St. Thomas or 340-692-4230 on St. Croix. Visit http://cell.uvi.edu/programs/clep-testing.aspx.

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The Parent Teacher Student Association of Charlotte Amalie High School presents its Blue and Gold Ball “A Centennial Countdown of Academic Excellence,” on June 16 at 7 p.m. at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort, St. Thomas. Music will be provided by Cool Sessions Brass and CAHS Jazz Combo. Tickets can be purchased at V.I. Bridal and Tuxedo and Nora’s Beauty Palace. The PTSA’s goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 to support educational programs and scholarships. For more information or to purchase tickets and advertisements, contact Elma Brathwaite Curtis, event chairperson, at 340-998-1072, or Janice Hodge at 340-690-1072.

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The Virgin Islands Department of Labor is accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program. Deadline is June 16. All “in and out of school” youths ages 14 to 25 are invited to register for the approximately 650 available slots; 14- and 15-year-olds are eligible for the Career Exploration program. Applications are available at http://www.vidol.gov/form_management.php and at Department of Labor offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas and at the Administrator’s Office on St. John. For more information email hireayouth@vidol.gov or contact Shenika Sebastien on St. Thomas at 340-776-3700, ext. 2080 or Amelia Christian on St. Croix at 340-773-1994, ext. 2140.

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Project Reach Lutheran Social Services of the V.I. is holding an open house on June 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ebenezer Gardens, 1909 Hospital Ground. Learn about AmeriCorps service opportunities and benefits being offered. Contact Onika Gustave, AmeriCorps coordinator, at 340-772-4099, ext. 31.

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International Capital & Management Company, in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands School of Business, is again hosting their annual “Entrepreneur Business Institute.” Created in 2013 in an effort to positively impact the business landscape and empower and prepare young Virgin Islanders with business and entrepreneurship skills, this free summer program will run from June 25 through July 9 for current 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders. EBI is set to assist students in developing key skills surrounding entrepreneurship, leadership and business, while providing insight into the college experience and campus life.

For more information contact Karen Nelson-Hughes at communityrelations@icmcvi.com or via phone at 340-777-1302. The application deadline is Wednesday and applications may be accessed on the ICMC website at: www.icmcvi.com.

Sterling Optical is providing Adams-Mahepath Scholarships to graduating seniors of the Virgin Islands valued at $1,500 for one year. Applicants must be graduating in 2017, have a grade point average greater than 2.5, submit an official transcript and a biographical sketch listing accomplishments, goals and community involvement. Send biography and cover sheet to Adams-Mahepath Scholarship, Sterling Optical, 3000 Golden Rock Shopping Center STE #14, St. Croix, V.I. 00802. Deadline is June 30.