April 6, 2017
ST. CROIX, USVI – Students and faculty involved in the St. Croix Central High School (CHS) Foreign Languages Program travelled to Puerto Rico March 19 to 24 as part of a cultural educational exchange program. The annual trip is conducted to give students the opportunity to explore the educational offerings of the American Commonwealth, as well as immerse themselves in the culture of the island.
The students visited various museums, Cavern Park (Caves), Observatory of Arecibo, Mayaguez Zoo, as well as toured the “Capitolio” (Legislature), various parts of Old San Juan and received a warm welcome from the President of the Camera of Representatives Hon. Carlos J. Mendez.
CHS students also enjoyed exchanges with the Escuela Hotelera de San Juan (Culinary), Mayaguez Campus and the School of Art and Culture of Municipality of Mayaguez. They also received enrolment information from the National University College and Puerto Rico University campuses of Mayaguez.
The trip was led by the Foreign Languages Program staff, including Eli A. Torres, instructor; Monifa Steele, chairperson and Mr. Ehsan Said, chaperon.
The VI Lottery, Office of Special Grants of the Department of Education and other sponsors helped make the trip possible. Special thanks to the Municipality of Mayaguez, PR and Mayor Hon. José G. Rodríguez for the warm hospitality.