Katherine Callwood was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2015-2016 at the 35th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held Saturday, April 11, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. In addition to winning the Miss UVI crown, Callwood, 26, won Most Eloquent/Intellectual Speaker, Best Evening Wear and Miss Photogenic. Callwood, a sophomore majoring in early childhood education, said she ran for Miss UVI because she and the University have very similar goals including, promoting education, excellent teaching and community service. Callwood, who attends UVI on the St. Thomas Campus, plans to be the director of her own early education school, which will serve low-income and special needs children. As Miss UVI, she hopes to network and implement strategies that promote UVI and education.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition is sponsored by the Student Government Association Queen's Committee. Miss UVI serves as a goodwill ambassador for the University. This role includes but is not limited to participation in UVI's recruitment efforts, representing the University locally and abroad, and maintaining a highly visible role on UVI's campuses on St. Croix and St. Thomas.