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V.I. Afternoon on the Green Cooking Competition Winners, Two Students Awarded Scholarships

Afternoon on the Green in 2019 (file photo)

Cooks, volunteers, supporters and fun seekers partied with a purpose at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Afternoon on the Green fundraiser last month to raise money for college scholarships. Two St. Thomas high school students were awarded scholarships to attend UVI and more than a dozen cooks were recognized for their popular food entries.

Carrah Henderson, a senior at Charlotte Amalie High School and K’Visha Johnlewis, a senior at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. were awarded the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship to attend UVI in the fall.

Carrah Henderson wins Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship (Submitted photo)

Henderson aims to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting while Johnlewis plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The Edward Thomas Volunteer Scholarship fund was created in honor of local businessman and chairman of the UVI Research and Technology Park Board, Edward Thomas, to aid students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

In the cooking competition, Prudencia Freeman won the overall people’s choice award for her baked macaroni and cheese dish. Freeman won a MiFi device and one year of service compliments of Viya. First and second place winners were announced in the following categories:

Main Dishes

1st Place: Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove – Fried Chicken

2nd Place (tied):

Prudencia Freeman – Barbeque Chicken

Carolyn Jackson – Meat Pates

Jahmed Mills – Smoked Dino Beef Ribs

Seafood

1st Place:

Vivica Turnbull – Salmon Balls

2nd Place:

Chef Nibbs – Shrimp Alfredo

Vegetarian Dishes

1st Place:

Queen Bee Ital Palace – Lentil Balls

2nd Place:

Nixon Sunny – Cabbage Moringa Leaf Thoran

Soups

1st Place:

Gail Brathwaite – Seafood Chowder

Side Dishes

1st Place:

Janice Sprauve – Potato Stuffing

2nd Place:

Queen Bee Ital Palace – Chip and Dips (black bean, guacamole, hummus)

Bread

1st Place:

Josephine Lindquist – Coconut Babka

2nd Place:

Josephine Lindquist – Garlic Parmesan Bread-on-a-Stick

Desserts and Sweets

1st Place:

Beverly Taylor-Abraham – Carrot Cake

2nd Place (tied):

Lena Steele Williams – Lean’s Love That Cheesecake

Wild Sage Restaurant – Vegan Chocolate Cake

Native Drinks

1st Place:

Sylvia Thomas – Gooseberry Drink

K’Visha Johnlewis, wins Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship (Submitted photo)

“It was such a delight to see the community come out and experience not just the food and entertainment but also for attendees to learn about many of the university’s programs, services

and initiatives that were on display,” said Pamela Moolenaar-Wirsiy, Ph.D., dean of Innovation and Student Success and interim vice president for Institutional Advancement at UVI. “Afternoon on the Green is a great opportunity for the university to make new friends and rekindle relationships. We were pleased to meet with many UVI alumni under the alumni tent, a new addition to this year’s event.”

Moolenaar-Wirsiy said, “I wish to congratulate Ms. Henderson and Ms. Johnlewis whose dedication to community service has earned them prestigious scholarships to UVI. We look forward to welcoming them both as freshmen.”

Kyza A. Callwood, Ph.D., chairman of the planning committee, said, “We could not be more grateful to all of the individuals and organizations that came together to support this year’s Afternoon on the Green. It takes a village to pull off an event of this magnitude, and we could not have done it without the generosity and community spirit of the cooks, volunteers, sponsors, the UVI staff and everyone who came out in support of the event,” he said.

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