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UVI Crowns Miss UVI at 40th Ambassadorial Presentation & Coronation

University of the Virgin Islands senior, Raven Phillips was crowned the 40th Miss UVI at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at John Brewers Bay, on St. Thomas. The coronation dubbed “Our HBCU in Paradise” is a replacement for the annually held Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition. 

 Phillips, 22, was the lone contestant to vie for the crown this cycle. Four of the other contestants withdrew from the competition with concerns regarding dates and logistical changes, resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty of the University’s reopening and other restrictions also affected the other contestants’ participation. 

Phillips, a social science major with a minor in psychology, hopes to highlight her platform of “Literacy Improvement” throughout her reign. “It is a community-based approach to addressing issues of literacy and reading comprehension in the territory,” according to Phillips. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct Link