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ST. CROIX STUDENTS PLACE IN POSTER CONTEST

July 2, 2003 – Kevin John, a seventh-grader at Arthur A. Richards Junior High School, won $1,000 for placing third in the junior division of the 2003 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation for the Caribbean Children's Environmental Poster Competition.
Twelve-year-old Kevin's poster also earned another $500 cash for his school.
Manor School eighth-grader Yi Yi Sharpe placed third in the senior division.
Tourism Commissioner Pamela Richards presented Kevin with a check at a brief ceremony on July 1 held at the Tourism Department office in Christiansted. Kevin was accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn John; his younger brother; his school principal, David J Rossington; and his art teacher, Mrs. Niarus Benjamin Walker.
Terry Sharpe accepted a $200 check from Richards on behalf of his daughter's winning poster; he was joined by her art teacher, Catherine Roach.
Students from 13 nations in the Caribbean competed in the FCCA's annual poster contest. This year's theme was "Our World is Precious … Save our Lands and Seas."

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