It was a day of royalty at the Dominica State College on Wednesday April 18th, as students who actively participated in the 2012 carnival season were awarded for their involvement in local culture.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, Deanna Noel, Lime’s Retention and Relationship Coordinator, reaffirmed LIME’s commitment to the two-year-old agreement with the college and pledged that LIME fully intends to support next year’s Mas Jamboree, with even bigger prizes.
President of the Dominica State College, Donald Peters, expressed his pride that DSC students made such meaningful and successful contributions during the carnival season, noting that the two top spots of the National Queen Pageant were claimed by DSC students, Nadira Lando, the reigning Ms Dominica, and Ameka Cognet, the 1st runner up. Similarly, Jamal “Black Diamond” Lloyd, affectionately dubbed DSC’s Kaiso King made tremendous waves in the calypso arena with his popular song Pit Toilet.
Dr Peters also announced that a program will soon be rolled out to train students in costume design and building.
Participants of the Ms DSC Mas Jamboree pageant were awarded by LIME as well as DSC. Newly crowned Ms DSC Mas Jamboree, Markerah George, received one laptop with six months free internet compliments Lime, and one year free tuition. Octavia Prosper, 1st runner up, can now enjoy a new blackberry, with $100.00 credit and one semester’s free tuition, while 2nd runner up Micah Rodney also received $350.00 discount on tuition in addition to a $50 credit for three months. The other contestants can all look forward to a $150.00 discount on their tuition fees.
Entertainment was provided by the Dominica State College Glee Club, and the DSC Kaiso King himself, Black Diamond, who pleased his audience with a taste of Pit Toilet.
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