Friday, December 3, 2010

UVI Marks World AIDS Day with a Poetry Contest

On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, eight students on UVI’s St. Thomas campus participated in a poetry competition to mark the day. Participants sang and read original poetry about HIV/AIDS prevention. They were judged on creativity, theme depiction and overall presentation. Jolyn Edwards was the first-place winner. She received a $75 Foot Locker gift certificate. Second place winner Joneisa Smith received a $50 FYE gift certificate. Lyle Gumbs, third place winner, received a $25 K-Mart gift certificate. The poetry competition was sponsored by the office of the Associate Campus Administrator and the UVI Health Services Office. Pictured above are Jolyn Edwards and Joneisa Smith, first and second place winners, respectively. Pictured below, Sondria Pemberton sings.