Miriam Narcisse, left, a special education teacher at Lockhart Elementary and her daughter Joshanique Hendrickson, a student at Bertha C. Boschulte at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. By VIVID STREAMING
For the second straight year, ViVid Streaming — an online radio station in the U.S. Virgin Islands — has sent a deserving teacher to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
This year’s winners were Miriam Narcisse, a special education teacher at the Lockhart Elementary School, and her daughter Joshanique Hendrickson, a student at Bertha C. Boschulte.
According to a release from Vivid Streaming, the trip is the crown jewel of the popular call-in segment of SWAGG CALL. The segment is intended to build school pride and recognize deserving teachers and professors. While teachers and administrators are welcome to call and shout-out their school, colleagues or themselves, the initiative is dominated by students who’s calls vary from straight forward shout-outs of their favorite school and teacher/professor to intricate poems and songs doing the aforementioned, according to the release.
Every call enters the student and teacher they shout-out to win an all-expenses paid trip (airfare, hotel accommodations and passes to the amusement park). The winner is selected by raffle at the end of the semester, Vivid Streaming said. If a student is selected they get to select the parent/guardian they want to travel with. If a teacher/professor is selected they get to select who they want to accompany them.
This past school year, ViVid Streaming partnered with World Famous Trumpet Player Rashawn Ross and donated laptops and trumpets to deserving students, according to the release. The SWAGG CALL will resume next school year and return to it’s usual time at 7:20 a.m. during The Madd House hosted by radio veteran Rashidi Clenance, also known as Rash on de Riddim, and his producer Kishan Stevens, called Kish in de Korner.