Synagogue to Honor 8 Students Who Carry on the Legacy of ML King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought light at a time of darkness, love in the face of hate, and hope to men and women of good will everywhere. The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas continues its annual tradition of honoring Dr. King’s life with a special service at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.

To inspire a new generation to live by Dr. King’s vision and values, the congregation will honor eight students at this service, one from each of the high schools on St. Thomas and St. John. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach.

The public is invited to the service, and to a special reception at Lilienfeld House, across the street from the synagogue, immediately following the service.
The eight students to be honored are:
All Saints Cathedral School –—————————Josuhar Espinola
Antilles School ——————————————Trinity Riggle
Charlotte Amalie High School –————————-ShaunTae Dior Richardson
Gifft Hill School —————————————–Chenijah Dawson
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School ———————-Ki’Andre Dequan Thomas
Seventh-day Adventist School –———————–Vernisha D. Hodge
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School –——————Nichel Daniel
V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber
International Academy ———————————Gregory L. Christian

These students were nominated for this award by their principals or guidance counselors, based on essays about their own sources of inspiration and their contributions to the communities where they live. In recognition, each student will receive a scholarship and a special book, “Shared Dreams.”

Please contact the synagogue at 774-4312, or email with any questions.