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Contest to Pick VI Student Tourism Leader

Sept. 20, 2007 — Giving young people a chance will take on new meaning as one V.I. student is chosen junior commissioner of tourism in an inter-island contest Saturday at the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room in Frederiksted.
The annual Inter-School Youth Congress program is sponsored by the V.I. Department of Tourism in conjunction with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, according to a Department of Tourism press release Thursday. The event will begin at 10 a.m.
Hailing from public, private and parochial high schools across the territory, nine students will participate in the competition. Contenders will make formal presentations on tourism issues to a panel of judges. The goal of the competition is to introduce Caribbean students to the fundamental role of tourism in the economic development of their countries, promote leadership among youth and inspire them to pursue careers in tourism.
The winner will represent the territory in a regional competition at the Caribbean Tourism Conference in Puerto Rico on Oct. 19-24.
“We invite the community to attend the event and show their support for these future tourism leaders who have prepared professional presentations on topics that relate to our number one industry,” said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
Participants include Kia Griffith from St. Croix Central High School, Lennox Mark from St. Croix Educational Complex High School, Odari Thomas from Charlotte Amalie High School, Julia Julien from Good Hope School, Zach Kiefer from Antilles School, Lorie Jeffers from Manor School, Janet Bass from St. Croix Country Day School, Emmanuel Horsford from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, and Duvante Vegas from St. Joseph Catholic High School.
For more information, contact Alvin Milligan in the Department of Tourism’s Frederiksted office at (340) 772-0357.
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Sept. 20, 2007 -- Giving young people a chance will take on new meaning as one V.I. student is chosen junior commissioner of tourism in an inter-island contest Saturday at the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room in Frederiksted.
The annual Inter-School Youth Congress program is sponsored by the V.I. Department of Tourism in conjunction with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, according to a Department of Tourism press release Thursday. The event will begin at 10 a.m.
Hailing from public, private and parochial high schools across the territory, nine students will participate in the competition. Contenders will make formal presentations on tourism issues to a panel of judges. The goal of the competition is to introduce Caribbean students to the fundamental role of tourism in the economic development of their countries, promote leadership among youth and inspire them to pursue careers in tourism.
The winner will represent the territory in a regional competition at the Caribbean Tourism Conference in Puerto Rico on Oct. 19-24.
“We invite the community to attend the event and show their support for these future tourism leaders who have prepared professional presentations on topics that relate to our number one industry,” said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
Participants include Kia Griffith from St. Croix Central High School, Lennox Mark from St. Croix Educational Complex High School, Odari Thomas from Charlotte Amalie High School, Julia Julien from Good Hope School, Zach Kiefer from Antilles School, Lorie Jeffers from Manor School, Janet Bass from St. Croix Country Day School, Emmanuel Horsford from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, and Duvante Vegas from St. Joseph Catholic High School.
For more information, contact Alvin Milligan in the Department of Tourism’s Frederiksted office at (340) 772-0357.
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