Seven contestants from various high schools around the island are set to compete for the title of Miss Teen Dominica 2013.
The pageant is organised by the Waitukubuli Dance theatre and this year marks the 35th anniversary of the show.
Chief Culltural Officer Raymond Lawrence said “the show is geared at developing and showcasing the talents and skills of the youth.”
He noted that the pageant provides a platform for the young ladies to be trained in public speaking, modelling, artistic, creative design and other aspects of culture.
Lawrence noted that two past Miss teen Dominica winners went on to capture titles at other international pageants held at their universities. They are Samirah Joseph and Kerry Panthier.
The contestants of this year’s pageant include Lizanne Roah of the Dominica Grammar School, Layla Calme of the North East Comprehensive School, and Kaymaya Bertrand of the Convent High School.
In addition, Christie-Ann Charles of the Goodwill Secondary School, Niquelle Edwards of the Portsmouth Secondary School, Rochelle Graham of the Isiah Thomas Secondary School and Shakira Bramble of the Pierre Charles Secondary School will also contest for the title.
Mernel Christmas of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary captured the 2012 title of Miss Teen Dominica. Nichole Rodriguez of the same school took home the title in 2011.
The show is expected to take place on February 3 at Carnival City from 5:00 pm.