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Education / News / Virgin Islands / June 2, 2019

The Department of Education St. Croix District Division of Curriculum and Instruction held its first SSTEAM/S2STEAM Expo on Thursday at the John H. Woodson Junior High School, the Department of Education has announced.

Similar to the Districts’ STEAM Fairs, students from participating schools presented scientific research or projects which correlated to the different areas of STEAM, according to the release. However, this expo included Social Studies, hence the name S2 (Social Studies) STEAM. Participating schools were Ricardo Richards, Pearl B. Larsen, Eulalie Rivera elementary schools, John H. Woodson and Elena Christian junior high schools, and the St. Croix Central High School (CHS).  

An array of impressive, creative, and intricate projects were displayed in grade-level specific categories, to include Kindergarten, primary (grades 1-3), intermediate (grades 4-6), junior high (grades 7-8) and senior high (grades 9-12).  

Judges of the competition included University of the Virgin Islands intern Dante James, Trinity Wilson, and Morandy Charles; Director of Curriculum and Instruction Xiomara Ottley-Herman, Science Coordinator Rosa White, Mathematics Coordinator Juanita Boneque, English Language Acquisition Coordinator Jose Perez, Career and Technical Education Coordinator Juel Mills and Health and Physical Education Coordinator Ophelia Williams-Jackson.  

“It was great to see Social Studies, Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, Agriculture, Math and the Health within the Sciences all displayed here at the first SSTEAM expo,” said Director Ottley-Herman.  

The St. Croix District Division of Curriculum and Instruction thanks sponsors Just Right Trucking, LLC, Rolly’s Transportation Services, LLC, and Lorraine Benjamin-Matthew, District Director of School Community Affairs.  

All students received a certificate of participation, and winners of best presentation and social studies received a $25 Amazon gift card and the overall SSTEAM winner received $50 thanks to the sponsors.  



Zion Delanney  

Moringa Power 2.0 

John H. Woodson  


1st Place: Anita Thomas 

Homemade Electric Play-dough  

Ricardo Richards 

Best Presentation  

Primary Winners 

1st Place: Kiyoshi Croskey  

Sugary Drinks 

Ricardo Richards 

2nd Place: Liz Lauren  

Polar Puzzle 

Ricardo Richards 

3rd Place: Ah’Jahnai Sweeny  

Bird Brain Hungry Game 
Ricardo Richards 

Intermediate Winners 

1st Place: Sariah Jonas   

Does Chewing Gum Makes You Smarter 

Ricardo Richards 

2nd Place: Reina Guadalupe  

Making a Popsicle Drone 

Eulalie Rivera 

2nd Place: Jeremiah Lloyd, Ajhiba Williams, Yanisha Wilfred 

Balloon Powered Car 

Eulalie Rivera 

3rd Place: Julio Soto  

Let There Be Light4th grade  

Ricardo Richards 

Honorable Mention 

Shakirah Daniels  

Homopolor Motor 

Eulalie Rivera 

Cadence Romero  

Purifying Water  

Eulalie Rivera 

Rahjah Beazer  

Put Your Water to Work 

Elena Christian 

Junior  High 

1st Place: Zion Delanney  

Moringa Power 2.0 

John H. Woodson 

2nd Place: Klarisse Anne Casala  

Measuring Speed of Light 

Elena Christian 

High School 

1st Place: Aliarysbel Reyes  

Hydraulic Bridges 

St. Croix Central High 


1st Place: Liandra Thompson 

Color Road Game Board 

Elena Christian 


1st Place: Angelina Springer  

Cosmic Connections  

Elena Christian 


1st Place: Deondre Christopher  

Sea Perch  

John H. Woodson 

Social Studies: 

1st Place: Khalissa Daly 

Culturally Music 

Elena Christian 


1st Place: Vianca Medina 

Art Work 

Elena Christian 

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