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Press Releases • Virgin Islands Humanities Council - Promoting Cultural Awareness Through The Humanities

VIHC Annual Heath Award For Teaching Excellence

Date: February 20, 2007 | Press Release: #07-001

The Heath Award, made possible by a generous donation from Dr. and the late Mrs. Heath was established in 2003. It recognizes the achievement of two certified public school teachers of grades K-12, one from the St. Thomas/St. John district and the other from the St. Croix district, who have exhibited outstanding ability and unfailing dedication to teaching the humanities.

The V.I. Humanities Council is now accepting nominations for certified public school teachers in the humanities through March 9th. These disciplines include: lanquage and literature, history, archaeology, culturual anthopology, folklife studies, jurisprudence, philosophy, ethics, comparative religion and the history and criticism of the arts. Previous Heath Award winners follow:

  • Anselm Richards & Mr. Glen "Kwabena" Davis in 2004
  • Ms. Lisa Lenhardt & Ms. Frances Rutnik in 2005
  • Mr. Gerard Emanuel & Ms. Sandra Reed in 2006

For further information, call the Virgin Islands Humanities Council at 776-4044.