Use pageant to better yourselves – Lawrence

Lawrence. Photo credit G.I.S, Dominica

Contestants for the Carnival Princess 2011 and Miss Teen Dominica 2011 shows have been urged to use their experiences in pageants as avenues to better their  characters and skills.

Yesterday, the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company and Rotaract Club of Roseau officially introduced the young ladies to the public during a special ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel.

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence, who spoke at the ceremony, said, “If you don’t win remember you can always use the experience of the event to go on to better yourself in which ever field or endeavor you pursue.”

The Carnival Princess Show is carded for February 20 at the Harlem Plaza in which nine primary school beauties will compete.

Arah Lockhart, 8, of the Trafalgar Primary School, 11-year-old  Bianca Juslyn-Toussaint of St. Joseph Primary school, Evona Renault, 11, of Soufriere Primary School and Britney Blanchard, 10, of Convent Prep are down to contest the title along with Selena Bernard, 10, of Campbell Primary School and 11-year-old Takenya Merrifield of Grand Bay Primary.

Nine-year-old Latania Charles of Goodwill Primary School, Chelsea Benoit, 8, of Mahaut Primary School and Shelise Belle, 10, of St.  Martin Primary School will also compete.

The pageant is being organized by the Rotaract Club of Roseau.

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5 Comments

  1. CARNIVAL LOVER
    February 5, 2011

    We need all the past costumes to be part of the parade. It is something for the past teens to remember. I believe also for the carnival queen’s costumes should also be part of the parade celebration. Can you imagine the beauty at the opening of carnival city? Its just a suggestion, so i hope someone can read pass it over to all the organizers. I believe that it is a change that everyone will love.

  2. CARNIVAL LOVER
    February 5, 2011

    We need all the past costumes to be part of the parade. It is something for the past teens to remember. I believe also for the carnival queen’s costumes should also be part of the parade celebration. Can you imagine the beauty at the opening of city

  3. like it
    February 4, 2011

    use pageant to better ur self hahhahahahah get good judges cant u see that the teenage pageant is fallin where is grammer school where is st martin secondary hmmmmmm let me think lol

  4. Lizavier4Jesus
    February 4, 2011

    “If you don’t win remember you can always use the experience of the same event to go on to better yourself in which ever field or endeavor you persue.”–Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence.

    Girls, you may be too young to perceive the wisdom in the statement of Mr. Lawrence above. I personally know what he is talking about; as I am sure that he has spoken from personal experience.

    I can never forget that weekend when Mr. Lawrence and his Dance Group performed a dance in the pool of Forte Yonge Hotel before a huge audience. The dance was a dance of romance; the song that they danced to is titled “Let it be me” sung by the Everlea Brothers. What a beautiful dance that was!

    That took place more than 35 years ago when I lived in Dominica. But today Mr Lawrence in still in the cultural and entertainment field as a Leader–handing out an advise of great wisdom to you, youngs girls. Again, I am saying, I know that he knows what he is talking about. Hold on to that advise; and in so doing, you will not have any regrets.

  5. PS
    February 4, 2011

    Am always amazed by the lil princesses

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