CARIBBEAN ECSTACY; MILLENIUM FANTASY
A closer look at the Illustrious class of 2000s Introductory Night
by Renee Andre
A unique phrase designed not only to catch the eye of the viewer, but also to represent a diverse history and culture of a people while witnessing the future in the splendor of irredescent whites, greens, and blues, the senior class of 2000 at the Charlotte Amalie High School was introduced to the public on November 13, 1999 in a night of Caribbean Ecstacy; Millenium Fantasy.
From beginning to end, the 250 students that participated in the show kept their audience spellbound as they moved from scene to scene receiving numerous standing ovations. After the introductions, the senior class poured their hearts out as they sang their class song, "Youre Our Pride and
Joy," demonstrating their love and pride for their alma mater.
Then, as though moved by a passion so great, the Gospel Choir exalted their God in the selection,"O Lord, How Excellent," followed by members of the class giving a heart-filled tribute to Charlotte Amalie High principal, Mrs. Jeanette Smith-Barry, receiving the first of the many standing ovations rendered throughout the show.
As you walk the halls of school, you can hear students humming or singing the tune, You Aint Nothing but a Houndog, from the selection, Grease, performed in the show in an array of illuminating colors. Or, you would realize that a friend of yours is constantly being called Tina or Ike, another performance by starring seniors Khalilaj Espada and Renan Harrigan.
But its not over yet, for you can see a crazed student hugging you and saying the lead phrase from the skit, A Counselors Dilemma," I loves you, but what is to be will is", the only line senior, Kenneth Estrada, said throughout the whole skit.
A hearty "caps off" goes out to seniors for elegantly displaying an evening of Caribbean Ecstacy; Millenium Fantasy, and for passing their first milestone in their theme: With Determination and Prestige, the Class of 2000 will surpass their dreams.
JOURNALISTS VISIT JOURNALISM CLASS
Over the months, two journalists visited the C.A.H.S. journalism class.
The two journalists were Lorraine Emmanuel of The V.I. Daily News and Al Loiten of the V.I. Independent. After the students of the class invited both journalists they both accepted the invitation. Emmanuel
came on Friday Oct. 1, and Loiten came on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Both journalists gave some advice on what we should do to make our newspaper a newsworthy newspaper.
The journalism class participated by asking the journalists some thought provoking questions that the journalists answered intelligently. The students greatly appreciated their visit.
byMakisha Maile and Analie Dorsett
Pep Rally, a yearly event, was staged this year on November 13 by the
Charlotte Amalie Flag girls and Marching Band.
It was a spectacular event.
The rally started at the school gate and ended in the Gymnasium. The flag girls in their navy blue pleated skirts and crisp baby blue shirts performed to cadences performed by the band.
A combination of 20 flag girls, freshmen to seniors , spun, shuffled, and twirled their flags to the rhythmic beat of the marching band. Pepped up by the on looking crowd of school mates, the flag girls strutted their stuff and then made way for the marching band.
Flutes, clarinets, drums and trombones of the band played the groovy melodies of different cadences. With their moves and rhythms, they were the best! In the gym, students cleared a path for the C.A.H.S. tackle football team proudly introduced by Assistant Principal, Mrs. Howell.
After a team of 30 plus members were welcomed by the roaring applauds of the crowd, they demonstrated a few tactical plays to aid in their defeat of other teams.
Then the Pep Rally was over, but the school spirit lives on!