A member of the Elmore Stoutt High School Literary and Debating Society climbs into a helicopter on Friday at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport before an aerial tour of the territory. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG

“You are going to have some good amount of exhilaration and fun today: I really do believe you will,” Ricky Dos Santos, one of the operators of Antilles Helicopter Services, told a group of about 10 Elmore Stoutt High School students on Friday at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

A member of the Elmore Stoutt High School Literary and Debating Society climbs into a helicopter on Friday at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport before an aerial tour of the territory. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG
The students — all members of the school’s Literary and Debating Society — along with a few teachers were getting ready to go on a helicopter ride.

The trip was a fun way to gather information in preparation for the Junior Minister of Tourism Competition on May 29 at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, said Mavis Small-Abednego, an English teacher at ESHS who leads the team.

Students from all the high schools in the territory are expected to compete for the title, said Natalie Penn of the BVI Tourist Board.

The competition requires students to give presentations on various topics, including volunteerism and green tourism, Ms. Penn explained.

The winner will represent the territory later this year at the Junior Minister of Tourism Competition in Curacao.

See the April 16, 2015 edition for full coverage.

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