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‘Plant a Seed Contest’ Awards Prizes to Children, Ages 5 – 17

Plant a Seed Contest Awards Ceremony participants (Submitted photo)

Sen. Milton E. Potter and Dr. Louis Petersen Jr. of the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas-St. John Cooperative Extension Services (UVI-CES) and their program sponsors (Popular, SmartNet, Home Depot, Fruit Bowl, Cost U Less, Real Estate with Tonia Garnett Stapleton, East End Lumber and Starfish Market) held a “Plant a Seed Challenge” Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Fort Christian Parking Lot on St. Thomas.

The awards ceremony celebrated the 250 plus students from various schools on St. Thomas and St. John who participated in the district-wide contest to see who could grow and harvest the most cherry tomatoes. Special thanks go to the Kirwan Terrace Tomorrow’s Inspiration Community Group for working with the students in their area and for showing up in mass to the awards ceremony.

After about five months of planting, braving the summer heat, drought, iguanas, birds, etc. and taking care of the tomato plants there were 30 finalists who met the contest requirements and were judged for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention bragging rights, cash and prizes.

Winners in the Age 5 to 10 category are:

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1st Place: Kimora Wilton won over $175 dollars in cash and prizes.

2nd Place: Gisella Schnell won over $140 dollars in cash and prizes.

3rd Place: Nathaniel Jennings won over $115 dollars in cash and prizes.

Honorable Mention: Colton Mckaque won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes.

Honorable Mention: Willence Jennings won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes.

Winners in the Age 11 to 13 category are:

1st Place: Randah Walsh won over $225 dollars in cash and prizes;

2nd Place: Nafia Yarborough won over $175 dollars in cash and prizes;

3rd: Place Aaliyah Paul won over $150 dollars in cash and prizes.

Honorable Mention: Aaron Etienne won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes

Honorable Mention: Arianna Francis won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes

Winners in the Age 14 to 17 category are:

1st Place: Kaj Gerard won over $275 dollars in cash and prizes;

2nd Place: Ariel Paul won over $225 dollars in cash and prizes;

All contestants who received a Plant a Seed Package are entitled to receive a Certificate of Participation and a coupon for Armstrong Ice Cream.

Call Sen. Potter’s office 774-0880 to arrangements for pickup.

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Plant a Seed Contest Awards Ceremony participants (Submitted photo)
Sen. Milton E. Potter and Dr. Louis Petersen Jr. of the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas-St. John Cooperative Extension Services (UVI-CES) and their program sponsors (Popular, SmartNet, Home Depot, Fruit Bowl, Cost U Less, Real Estate with Tonia Garnett Stapleton, East End Lumber and Starfish Market) held a “Plant a Seed Challenge” Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Fort Christian Parking Lot on St. Thomas. The awards ceremony celebrated the 250 plus students from various schools on St. Thomas and St. John who participated in the district-wide contest to see who could grow and harvest the most cherry tomatoes. Special thanks go to the Kirwan Terrace Tomorrow’s Inspiration Community Group for working with the students in their area and for showing up in mass to the awards ceremony. After about five months of planting, braving the summer heat, drought, iguanas, birds, etc. and taking care of the tomato plants there were 30 finalists who met the contest requirements and were judged for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention bragging rights, cash and prizes. Winners in the Age 5 to 10 category are: 1st Place: Kimora Wilton won over $175 dollars in cash and prizes. 2nd Place: Gisella Schnell won over $140 dollars in cash and prizes. 3rd Place: Nathaniel Jennings won over $115 dollars in cash and prizes. Honorable Mention: Colton Mckaque won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes. Honorable Mention: Willence Jennings won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes. Winners in the Age 11 to 13 category are: 1st Place: Randah Walsh won over $225 dollars in cash and prizes; 2nd Place: Nafia Yarborough won over $175 dollars in cash and prizes; 3rd: Place Aaliyah Paul won over $150 dollars in cash and prizes. Honorable Mention: Aaron Etienne won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes Honorable Mention: Arianna Francis won over $55 dollars in cash and prizes Winners in the Age 14 to 17 category are: 1st Place: Kaj Gerard won over $275 dollars in cash and prizes; 2nd Place: Ariel Paul won over $225 dollars in cash and prizes; All contestants who received a Plant a Seed Package are entitled to receive a Certificate of Participation and a coupon for Armstrong Ice Cream. Call Sen. Potter’s office 774-0880 to arrangements for pickup.