Call Us 1-888-YBOOKS-1

Find Your School
Log In

ENTOURAGE YEARBOOKS IN THE NEWS

Request more information

Recent new announcements and press releases from Entourage Yearbooks.
Please contact us at yearbooks@entourageyearbooks.com if you have any questions or comments.
NEWS ARCHIVES
John Witherspoon Middle School receives Governor's Cup in the Students Change Hunger Campaign (11/15/2017)

For Schools in the US Virgin Islands - Hope After Irma and Maria (10/20/2017)

Maine School of Science and Mathematics Advisor receives Entourage Yearbooks’ Nicole Mayhew Grant (9/19/2017)

Entourage’s Third Annual High School Advisor’s Conference focuses on Incorporation and Inclusion (8/29/2017)

Entourage Yearbooks To Host Third Annual High School Advisors' Conference (4/24/2017)

The Advisors' Academy: Professional Development for the Next Generation of Yearbook Advisors (3/22/2017)

Veteran's High School Creates An Immersive Yearbook Experience After Incorporating Videos (2/28/2017)

Philips Academy Empowers Students With More Accessible Yearbook (2/9/2017)

Five Points Elementary Creates a Yearbook Which Doubles as a Coloring Book (1/5/2017)

Roosevelt High School Increased Educational Potential With Savings From Entourage Yearbooks Roosevelt High School has increased the size of their educational programs after saving money on yearbook (12/7/2016)

Entourage Announces New President of the Advisors' Council (10/5/2016)

EDOnline 6.5: New Software to Revolutionize the Industry in Efficiency and Technology (9/7/2016)

New Film Released This Month by Entourage Yearbooks Highlights Kansas CIty School's Yearbook Budget Success (8/4/2016)

Entourage Yearbooks Partnerships: Doing More Together (7/21/2016)

Entourage Announces Program to Recognize the Expertise of Yearbook Advisors (2/12/2016)

For Schools in the US Virgin Islands - Hope After Irma and Maria

PRINCETON, N.J. - Oct. 20, 2017 - PRLog -- St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Irma and again by Hurricane Maria after these historical Category 5 storms tore through the islands only two weeks apart.  Thousands of people had to be rescued and several were left without power or possibly even a home to come back to after the intense gale force winds and water inundated the island.  Across the community, schools, businesses, homes and modes of transportation, etc. faced unimaginable destruction.  Addelita Cancryn Middle School in St. Thomas is just one school that was severely affected by these storms.  The teachers in the community exhibit immense strength and spirit in the face of adversity while continuing to overcome challenges on a daily basis.  Although there is still a long road to recovery and healing, stories about countless acts of heroism and selflessness from aid workers, the national guard, teachers and volunteers bring us hope.

Recently, Entourage spoke with the Yearbook Advisor of Addelita Cancryn, Mrs. Lisa Forde, who said their lives have changed drastically since the hurricanes.  Their new normal is no electricity, no running water, split sessions for some schools (with some still not open) and constantly praying for no more rain for the homes that are still without roofs.  Even with the adequate warning, they did not expect the level of destruction that hit the island.  Lisa's 89 year old mother lost her home and Lisa's home took on a lot of water which affected windows, doors, tiles, all furniture and personal possessions.  They also sustained roof damage as the storm left a hole in their roof.  During the hurricanes, Lisa and her family hunkered down in the family room.  She said that, "Maria was much scarier as her winds were louder, more intense…like sitting next to a railroad track."

The schools in the community continue to face challenges since the storms.  Addelita Cancryn Middle School has been condemned by the Government due to the immense damage it sustained.  They lost roofs, walls blew out and all contents were destroyed.  Educators were uncertain about the future of their students in attending classes.  Despite the incredible circumstances they faced, teachers in St. Thomas stepped up and have played a key role in organizing the community.  They are determined to keep the students on track with their studies and to give them some sense of normalcy in their daily routine. Students are now on double session at a high school with middle school students attending in the morning, and high schoolers attending in the afternoon.

Despite the devastation, after the hurricanes hit, help was on the ground quickly.  The Army Corps of Engineers, National Guard, Red Cross and even volunteer groups such as All Hands Volunteers were ready and willing to assist.  Lisa has witnessed her town become more unified as everyone is pitching in, cleaning debris, and trying to get back to as normal as possible without power and water.  About her students, Lisa says, "Our students are resilient and despite getting only 4 hours of instruction a day, they are working hard to meet the academic demands of their teachers."  Advice Lisa can offer to others in a similar situation is to "help each other so that you can rebuild that much quicker.  Extend yourself to others and give where you can!"  It is this spirit of kindness, selflessness and unity that will help this community to rebuild and overcome.

Entourage continues to support and stand by their schools that were affected by these unimaginable events and thanks Lisa for sharing her story.

For more information about Entourage Yearbooks, please contact Judy Jo via judy@entourageyearbooks.com.

View Original Press Release
Contact Entourage Yearbook Media Relations
For general media inquiries contact us:

1(888) YBOOKS1


Email Us


For copyright releases for photos and other content, please contact:

Kelly Dunford
Email Kelly


Share This Press Release

Share on Linked In LinkedIn
Share on Stumbled Upon StumbleUpon
Share on Twitter Twitter
Share on Facebook Facebook


Other Links

Contact Us
Pricing
Services
Products
Request Info

ABOUT US

Testimonials
Press Releases
Contact Us
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Photographer Partners
Partner Login
YEARBOOK PRODUCTS

High School Yearbooks
Middle School Yearbooks
Elementary School Yearbooks
Military Yearbooks
Church Directories
Sports Team Yearbooks
COMMUNITY

Blog
Events
Facebook
Twitter
YEARBOOK RESOURCES

Yearbook Contest
Advisors' Conference
Yearbook Budget Analysis
Free Yearbook Sample
EntourageGO Fundraising

Copyright © 2017 Entourage Yearbooks. Privacy Policy | Help