The beach, pond and dump speak at LU’s St. Maarten Day Assembly

(Learning Unlimited) LU’s grade 7 students performing their dance - assembly

PHILIPSBURG — Learning Unlimited Preparatory School (LU) on Friday held its St. Maarten Day Assembly under the theme “Clean Up St. Maarten” and featured as special guests a beach, the Great Salt Pond and the Philipsburg Landfill more popularly known as the dump. While a majority of the program featured performances LU’s students, three More...

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