Alumni Silas Wisehart has been Appointed to US Coast Guard Academy Class of 2023!

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St. Thomas resident Silas A. Wisehart has received an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.   Wisehart will be sworn in as a member of the Class of 2023 on July 1, 2019. 

 The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, is a top military college granting Bachelor of Science degrees in one of nine engineering or professional majors.  The smallest of the nation’s five military service academies, the Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets represents the nation’s best and brightest students, ready to serve and lead their country.  Each year, approximately 200 graduates are commissioned as Coast Guard officers to help ensure the safety, security and stewardship of our nation’s waters. 

 Wisehart, who was born and raised on St. Thomas, is a 2018 graduate of the V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy.  During his senior year of high school, he received admission to the Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program, which provides a year of preparation for the rigorous academic, athletic and military program at the Coast Guard Academy.  Having successfully completed the Service Academy Program at Marion Military Institute in Alabama, Wisehart received a full appointment to the Coast Guard Academy. 

 Wisehart is the son of Ryan and Lisa Wisehart of St. Thomas.

Celeste Accepted to Youth Leatership Forum at Emory University

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PGIA 11th grade student, Celeste Hodge, has been accepted to the Envision Program's National Youth Leadership Forum at Emory University this summer! Envision is a experiential education organization offering students the opportunity to explore their career and life interests. Celeste's program will focus on the medical field.  Students in this program get to experience the collegiate lifestyle firsthand, learn from doctors, participate in an interactive curriculum led by advisors and visit medical schools. Congratulations Celeste!  Stay tuned for more updates on where our students are heading this summer!  Please contact Ms. Ebe with any questions or to share details on your upcoming summer experience. 

MYP Personal Project Exhibition

Personal project is a capstone project that grade 10 students complete in their fifth year of the MYP program. The project is designed to help students prepare for the kind of work they will complete in the DP program. Students chose the project based on personal interest and exhibit skills such as time management, research, writing, critical thinking, and reflection. The students create a product and write a lengthy report. At the end of the year, they present their projects in the personal project exhibition. This year, 7th, 8th, 9th grade, teachers, parents, and staff came to see the hard work the grade 10 students spent all year completing. It was an excellent experience for all involved. 

Ms. Truax

Varsity Soccer: Volts Come Back for a Hard Fought Tie with CAHS

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I really want to give a shout out to our Varsity players who DUG DEEP, played it cool and raged back against a 1-3 deficit in the second half of the game yesterday against CAHS. The VOLTS ended the game with a 3-3 tie, even after lots of rough playing and continuous challenges.  It was AWESOME.

Kudos to all the players who showed a proud representation of our school and positive sportsmanship. And HATS OFF to Coach John who is a perfect role model for our kids to follow.  Calm, collected and strategic on the sidelines at all times.

Way to go Volts,

Mrs. Arpasi

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WAY TO GO VOLTS.  You guys are simply amazing.