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UVI Announces 2015 Afternoon on the Green Winners

Afternoon on the Green winner from the G Clef Music Academy accepts blue ribbon prize from UVI President David Hall and Mitchell Neaves vice president of Institutional Advancement

The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winners of the 26th Annual Afternoon on the Green, held on Sunday, March 15. Afternoon on the Green Co-Chairs Winston Smith and Jennifer Toussaint thanks the community for coming out to the support UVI's annual “friendraiser” and also thanks the volunteers for their assistance. “I would like to thank all the participants, especially the cooks, whose tireless efforts made this a signature event this year,” said Smith.

Lena Steele Williams received first prize in the “Overall People’s Choice” award category. Steele Williams received the most paper ballot and text votes for her cheesecake entry – “Lena’s Love That Cheesecake.” She won four round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico. Ingrid Simon’s fish chowder won second prize in the “Overall People’s Choice” award category. She will receive dinner for four from Passion Fruit Chefs. Edna Roebuck was awarded third-prize for her entry – “Edna’s Carrot Cake.” Roebuck won two round-trip tickets to St. Croix.

Shanique Thomas received the “People's Choice” award for her “Oreo Cheese Cake.” She received the most texts through the Choice Wireless text voting. As the “People's Choice” winner, Thomas won an Android phone from Choice Communications. See the complete list of winners below: 

Afternoon on the Green 2015 Winners

Overall People’s Choice

  • 1st Prize - Lena’s Love That Cheesecake, Lena Steele Williams       
  • 2nd Prize - Fish Chowder, Ingrid Simon
  • 3rd Prize - Edna’s Carrot Cake, Edna Roebuck


People’s Choice

  • Oreo Cheesecake - Shanique Thomas


Pastries and Sweets

  • 1st Prize - Lena’s Love That Cheesecake, Lena Steele Williams       
  • 2nd Prize - Edna’s Carrot Cake, Edna Roebuck
  • 3rd Prize - Assorted Cupcakes , Dorian Hairston

Main Dishes/Meats/Poultry

  • 1st Prize - WUVI-AM 1090 Shepherd’s Pie, Alex Randall
  • 2nd Prize – Ham, Leida Isaac
  • 3rd Prize - Tofu Alfredo, Goddard Catering

Side Dishes

  • 1st Prize - Filipino Egg Rolls, D/M Dion E. Phillips
  • 2nd Prize - Coconut Rice, Maura Hennessy (Best Western Carib Beach Resort)


  • 1st Prize - Swiss Chicken Casserole, G Clef Music Academy
  • 2nd Prize – Stewed Pumpkin in Curry Coconut Sauce, Anique Harrigan
  • 3rd Prize – Tied - Dreams Pasta Primavera, G Clef Music Academy / Quiche, Rebecca Hoffart/Marc Boumedine


  • 1st Prize - Fish Chowder, Ingrid Simon
  • 2nd Prize - California Roll, Buddah Sushi
  • 3rd Prize - Stewed Fried Fish, University Bound


  • 1st Prize - Raul’s Black Bean Chili, Jose Raul Carrillo            
  • 2nd Prize - Red Peas Soup with Pork, Maria E. Ayala


  • 1st Prize - Pumpkin Spice Bread, Vivian St. Juste
  • 2nd Prize - Josie’s Banana Bread, Josephine Humphreys

Native Drinks

  • 1st Prize - Popeye’s Revenge, Marquis Aubain         
  • 2nd Prize - Cool Breeze, Marquis Aubain
  • 3rd Prize – Tied – Gingerbeer, Germaine Baird / Hibiscus Drink, Germaine Baird

Afternoon on the Green Co-Chair Winston Smith thanks all of the Afternoon on the Green’s sponsors for their support. The Afternoon on the Green is sponsored by West Indian Company Limited, First Bank, St. Thomas Federal Credit Union, the VI Housing Authority - Youth Build, VI Waste Management Authority, Thrive Chiropractic, Pro Solar, VI Auto Club, MSI, Merchants Bank, Paint Depot, the West Indies Company, Choice Communications, Seaborne Airlines and 104.3 The Buzz.

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