BHS Pageant to Highlight Virtues

On Friday, 4th March, 2011, six young and talented beauties will hit the stage at Carnival Village and vie for the Miss Basseterre High School 2011 title in what is expected to be a keenly-contested competition. The theme selected for the event is “Youth Prepared for Responsible Leadership”.

The young ladies: Shanika Joshua, Naomi Finch, Kevina Buchanan, Ishelka Celestine, Kymara Francis and Monique Johnson will reach represent one of the following themes: “Sports and Recreation”, “Cultural Preservation”, “Personal and Community Development”, “Moral and Spiritual Development”, “Fiscal Management” and “Health and Family Life”.

Coordinator of the event and teacher at the BHS, Mrs. Jennifer Belle, in an exclusive interview with explained how the move to incorporate virtues, morals and values into the pageant.

“We have been working on a virtues programme at school where we try to portray positive virtues such as confidence, esteem, tolerance, discipline and we wanted to have a different way to incorporate these different virtues in things the children are involved in during their day-to-day routines. It’s not just and entertaining show but also an educational show.”

Mrs. Belle indicated that the pageant is an excellent way to inject education about values into the lives of both the participants and the lives of the audience, especially those students who would be viewing the show.

The contestants will make six appearances: Fanfare, Introductory Speech, Creative Wear, Talent, Evening Wear and Onstage Interview, the last five of which would be judged.

The overall winner would be crowned by the Miss Basseterre High School Queen 2010, Cinnamon Matthew and BHS’ principal, Mrs. Carlene Morton. The victorious young lady will win a notebook among other prizes while the other winners will receive attractive prizes.

Guest artistes who are slated to make appearances during the pageant include Junior Kittitian Superstar winner, Sonrisa, popular local artiste Nicha-B, and of BHS, Kimilee Knight.

The event will be held at Carnival Village and the curtains will be raised at 8:00 p.m. sharp. Students wishing to attend the show can purchase tickets for $20 or pay $30 at the gate while adults wishing to attend can purchase tickets for $25 or pay $30 at the gate.


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