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Skal Club Honors Student Tutors from Antilles School

May 14, 2008 — Students helping students got recognition this week, as nine Antilles School students completed a year of helping third-graders at Dober Elementary School.
Skal Club of St. Thomas, an international group of travel professionals, has sponsored a Dober School class for the past four years.
Mary Gleason, Skal organizer, said the students were having difficulty learning reading and mathematics. Their teacher, Cheryl David, contacted Joan Amerling, community liaison of Antilles School, to see if any Antilles students would be willing to mentor the third graders.
Nine Antilles students embraced the opportunity, and have been coaching the third graders on a weekly basis. The students have improved their skills remarkably, David said.
In a ceremony Tuesday morning, the Skal Club recognized the nine students with certificates of appreciation. The nine students are Sophie Bartlett, Lauren Brown, Kali Bunn, Dana Miller, Kadesha Miller, Leslie Ann Ravalier, Lauren Sibilly, Zakaria Suid and Angelique Ventura.
After the ceremony Suid expressed the feeling of all the group when he said, "Those kids were terrific," Gleason said. Skal hopes the program will continue next year.
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May 14, 2008 -- Students helping students got recognition this week, as nine Antilles School students completed a year of helping third-graders at Dober Elementary School.
Skal Club of St. Thomas, an international group of travel professionals, has sponsored a Dober School class for the past four years.
Mary Gleason, Skal organizer, said the students were having difficulty learning reading and mathematics. Their teacher, Cheryl David, contacted Joan Amerling, community liaison of Antilles School, to see if any Antilles students would be willing to mentor the third graders.
Nine Antilles students embraced the opportunity, and have been coaching the third graders on a weekly basis. The students have improved their skills remarkably, David said.
In a ceremony Tuesday morning, the Skal Club recognized the nine students with certificates of appreciation. The nine students are Sophie Bartlett, Lauren Brown, Kali Bunn, Dana Miller, Kadesha Miller, Leslie Ann Ravalier, Lauren Sibilly, Zakaria Suid and Angelique Ventura.
After the ceremony Suid expressed the feeling of all the group when he said, "Those kids were terrific," Gleason said. Skal hopes the program will continue next year.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.