Saturday, March 31, 2012

Virgin Islands History

The Virgin Islands History classes of Ss. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas hosted a Celebration of Virgin Islands History Month and learned about Transfer Day, March 31, 1917, on March 30, 2012. Ninth graders made presentations on outstanding Virgin Islanders, both past and present. Pictured above, Keisha Hyacinth gave a presentation on music to the elementary students. Guest speaker Leah Sasso McAllister spoke about her late mother, Blanche Sasso, who was former Ss. Peter and Paul principal, teacher, and seamstress of the original Virgin Islands flag. Lucia Henley, former Virgin Islands Carnival Food Fair honoree, treated the students to banana benye, sweet potato pudding, bread pudding, chicken pates, stewed cherries, and pineapple, coconut and carrot sugar cakes and tarts.

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