The public, alumni, staff, parents and students are invited to Charlotte Amalie High School for the first in a new lecture series that will debut at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium. The entire series, featuring four themed lectures, is entitled, “Charlotte Amalie High School Presents the Ambassador Terence Todman Lecture Series,” in honor of the esteemed CAHS alum and Virgin Islander whose positions within the U.S. State Department have included: Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Spain, Coast Rico and Guinea, among others.
The idea for the series was introduced by CAHS’s new development team. Made up of community representatives, along with school staff, alums and parents, the team has been tasked with reaching out to various stakeholders and promoting CAHS within the local business community and general public.
“For this lecture series, our development team zeroed in on some timely topics, and we are hoping that we can create greater awareness in these four areas within the community,” CAHS Principal Carmen Howell said Friday. The series kicks off Wednesday with Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan Jr., who will lecture on the topic of youth and employment in a presentation entitled, “Sowing the Seeds of Growth: The Expansion of Our Human Capital.”
“Commissioner Bryan will be addressing the realities of the “brain drain” so often felt here in the territory, and what we need to do as a school, and community as a whole, to prepare our students to take on the jobs of the future,” Principal Howell said. “It is important for us to hear what kind of skills employers are looking for.”
Other lectures are:
Lecture II: Feb. 21 – Health Issues (looking at the prevalence of cancer within the local community and possible preventative measures)
Lecture III: March 21 – Tourism
Lecture IV: May 2 – Legal Issues