TORTOLA — Virgin Gorda residents have been beaming since it was announced that two of their students in the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Program — Cheryce Todman and Rakesheah Young — are the valedictorian and salutatorian at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies.

The school, which opened in 2014, focuses on technical studies, and held its third graduation ceremony Friday at New Testament Church of God in Baughers Bay. Of the 17 graduates, eight were honor students.