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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, Charlotte Amalie High School, St Thomas

9 Mar
Wazah James

Wazah James

To represent the US Virgin Islands, this colourful design has been created by Wazah James, a Grade 10 student who is 15 years old. Wazah attends the Charlotte Amalie High School, CAHS. Charlotte Amalie is the name of the only town on St. Thomas, one of the islands of this territory.

Wazah says:

We all wish for Peace because it keeps us together.

The heart above the “peace dove” is a replica of the Virgin Islands flag.  The flag looks just like the drawing! 

Thank you to everyone involved with additional thanks to Sue Boland of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands for coordinating the project.

Sue says, “Wazah will  receive a $100 cash prize from our Rotary group and we are also donating $100 to the school for art supplies.  It was a fun project and I thank you for asking us to participate.”

 

Virgin Islands (United States) Flag Meaning:
The letters V and I, on either side of the eagle stand for the Virgin Islands. The three arrows being held by the eagle symbolize St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John; which are the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. The eagle holds the olive leaf in the other claw.The white base of the flag symbolizes purity, and the eagle is displayed with the shield of the United States on its chest.

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS The St Thomas Boys and Girls School

28 Nov

We welcome the United States Virgin Islands to the Schools International Peace Quilt Project which brings the total of Countries now included to 201.

Sue Boland, President of the Rotary Club of St Thomas,U.S. Virgin Islands gives us a description of images received.

” These drawings were done by 8 year old kids.  It is interesting what they chose to represent our beautiful islands.  The first drawing palm trees (we have many) a fisherman and fish (favorite pastime of many) also birds and goats (we have many) and of course white fluffy clouds and sun ( the sun shines most of the time)…”

“The second drawing has palm trees and sun but has also added a mocko jumbie (stilt walker of which we have many) also three boys playing steel pans (the islands favorite music makers are the steel pans) a house and in the bottom right corner a tourist basking in the sun (our primary industry is tourism – today we have eight cruise ships in port).

These kids are special for although life has not been fair for them – they are beautiful and happy getting the loving attention of the dedicated adults that take care of them on a daily basis.

The Boys and Girls Club is supported by our Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  I am delighted that you contacted me about the wonderful Int’l Peace Quilt project that you have been an instrumental part of.  It is exciting and I am so pleased to have our United States Virgin Islands  be a part of.  The dream of peace throughout the world is something we have all prayed for over a life time – I hope the youth of the world can make it happen.”

Sue Boland, President of the Rotary Club of St Thomas,U.S. Virgin Islands

Thank you so much to Sue and all the kids involved, it is fantastic to receive your images of the islands and so join in the Int’l Peace Quilt.

Virgin Islands (United States) Flag Meaning:
The letters V and I, on either side of the eagle stand for the Virgin Islands. The three arrows being held by the eagle symbolize St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John; which are the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. The eagle holds the olive leaf in the other claw.The white base of the flag symbolizes purity, and the eagle is displayed with the shield of the United States on its chest.