Sterling Optical’s St. Thomas manager Dixie Ann Tang Yuk, front left, and owner Joel Mahepath, front right, present $1,500 scholarships Tuesday to, left to right, Velven Samuel-Warren representing Diantha Matthews, Vernisha Hodge, D’Shae Xavier, Kamal Tyson, Radiance Peetes and Jahquan Richards at Sterling Optical on St. Thomas. Scholarships were also awarded to St. Croix students in a ceremony on that island.