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18-year-old Shanece Morgan is a first-generation Kittian. She is the third of four children. She graduated from Audubon High School in Audubon, New Jersey in 2022. She had excelled in academics, and drama club, and was a student-athlete in track and field. To add, Shanece spends her summers working as a camp counselor for at-risk children and volunteers feeding the homeless at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Camden New Jersey. Shanece also volunteers at the South Jersey Caribbean Festival as she continues to partake in learning about her heritage. As a result, she has learned to play the steel drum and entertain others while engaging in playing mas.


Shanece’s passion is to own her own business and be an advocate for young ladies to pursue their career goals. She is preparing herself to set the stage for female Entrepreneurs. Shanece will begin her mission in spring 2023, she will be attending Clark Atlanta University to study business. She likes to entertain others with her profound sense of humor and tranquil personality.  She loves having fun with her family members and friends.

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The flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis consists of a yellow-edged black band containing two white stars that divides diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner, with a green upper triangle and red lower triangle. Adopted in 1983 to replace the flag of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, it has been the flag of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis since the country gained independence that year. Although the flag utilises the colours of the Pan-Africanist movement, the symbolism behind them is interpreted differently.[1] The three islands later became part of the West Indies Federation in 1958; after this dissolved four years later, they were granted the status of associate state as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla.[2] However, Anguilla decided to secede from the federation in 1969,[3] owing to fears that their population, which was already small, would be further marginalised in parliament.[2] This was eventually formalised in 1980,[3] and a new flag for the remaining parts of the federation was needed, since the symbolism of the previous flag centred on the concept of a union of three.[2]

A national competition was held in the early 1980s to choose a new flag. The winning design by student Edris Lewis was one of 258 entries.[4] It was first hoisted one minute after midnight on 19 September 1983, the day Saint Kitts and Nevis became an independent country.[5][6]


The Coat of arms of Saint Kitts and Nevis was adopted in 1983 and possesses the motto "Country Above Self". The previous coat of arms, adopted in 1967 by the colony of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, was nearly identical, except for coloration and the motto "Unity in Trinity".
The centre of the coat of arms is dominated by a shield at the base in which there is a lighter in full sail. The lighter is one of the traditional means of transportation. A red chevron is highlighted by two poinciana flowers.
At the top of the shield is a Carib's head, flanked by a fleur-de-lis and a rose. The Caribs were the early inhabitants of the islands, and the fleur-de-lis and rose signify the islands' English and French influences.[1] A helmet topped with the battlements of a tower appears with a flaming torch upheld by three hands: one black, one white, and one mixed. The torch signifies the struggle and quest for freedom by a people of diverse ethnic origins, but united in purpose.
The shield is supported on either side by pelicans (the country's national bird), with wings extended, displaying a sugar cane plant and the coconut palm tree, which are extensively cultivated throughout Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The National Flower of St. Kitts and Nevis is the Poinciana or Flamboyant, named after Monsieur de Poincy, the first French Governor of St. Kitts, who is said to have introduced it to the region. Its scientific name is Delonix Regia, and is said to have originated in Madagascar.
The flamboyant is one of the most beautiful trees of the tropics, with its umbrella-shaped crown, fernlike compound deciduous leaves, and huge red and yellow clusters of scalloped flowers followed by long, black seedpods. The seedpods are locally referred to as "Shack-Shack", because of the sound they tend to make when shook. The Poinciana Tree blooms from May to August and can generally be seen along roadsides or off by itself. It is a fast-growing tree that grows 25 - 40 feet. It requires a deep soil but can tolerate dry climates.



The national bird of St. Kitts and Nevis is the brown pelican, whose scientific name is the Pelecanus Occidentalis. In its youth, the brown pelican is brown on the head, neck and upper parts of the body, and mostly white below. As it matures, the majority of the body becomes dark brown while the upper part of the head turns white. During the post-nuptial moult the adult’s neck turns white. The neck and head are not extended during flight. Brown pelicans are sometimes solitary feeders but may also be found in small flocks as they feed on schools of fish at the surface of the sea. They can be found throughout the West Indies and in sub-tropical regions of the Americas. They nest in colonies along the coast, in low trees, and in bushes.

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