Sports fans will want to follow the USVI U-20 soccer team as they compete in a 34-nation tournament that will determine our region’s teams that will participate in the FIFA U-20 championships next year. The team includes current Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA) students Ammiel Maynard & Jimson St. Louis, alumni Grant Farrell ’18 and Seidon Nemeth ’18, displaced-by-Irmaria student Quinn Farrell, and former student Orion Mills (older brother to current student Jacob Mills). The USVI will play 5 games November 1-9, including meeting the USA team Saturday November 3! Games can be viewed on the concacaf website. Go USVI, go VIMSIA VOLTS!
Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy alumni Ariel Stolz ‘13, Isis Collier ’15, and Alison Bartsch ’17 are currently in Trinidad representing their country at the CONCACAF Caribbean Qualifiers for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. All three started soccer with Senor Araujo and played for our Varsity Volts with Coach Elger. After a tough but expected loss to world-class Trinidad in the first game, the USVI team bounced back to beat Grenada 3-0 in the second, then lost their third match 0-3 to Dominica. Our young and developing team is proud to be demonstrating success at the international level. Their final match is Sunday vs St. Kitts & Nevis. #GoVolts #GoUSVI
As a new staff member, I am lucky to discover and learn about VIMSIA's rich history! Check out these wonderful photos from years past...
Kai Bartlette stopped by campus today. It was so good to see her, I love when Alumni stop by to visit us! Kai was in our first IB graduating class, in 2011. She went on to Providence College and has just graduated with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Spanish. Kai is home for the summer, but will begin work on her PhD in Applied Mathematics this fall at Colorado School of Mines.