April 6, 2017
ST. CROIX, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education, held the first of the St. Croix district's Centennial Commemoration titled, “Building Our Future Through Education, History and Culture” on March 23, primarily for elementary school performances, at the St. George's Botanical Garden.
Assistant Commissioner of Education Chermaine Hobson, along with St. Croix Superintendent of Schools Colleen Mae Williams and Deputy Superintendents Vaughn Hewitt and Faith Dane George-Boone, attended to witness the outstanding performances that showcased Virgin Islands' culture and traditions. There were Quadrille, Maypole, Mocko Jumbie and Cariso performances by several school groups after local storytellers lightened up the audience with Anansi and other tall tales.
Student performances were complemented by workshops and presentations in the courtyard on conch shell art, basket making, Mocko Jumbie building, local instrument making, coal pot lighting techniques and loom making.