Fourteen students of Ellerslie Secondary School will shine as bright as diamonds when they show off what they can do on stage next month.
The seven boys and seven girls participating in the Mr. And Miss Ellerslie Diamond Jubilee Gala Affair, will try their best to impress the judges at the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at the Cave Hill campus on April 13.
Jelisa Maynard, Ashaki Moore, Shakira Husbands, Kiana Brito, Nicola King, Tameka Waneri, Chakra Callender, Shamario Harewood, Akeem Jordan, Donnico Brathwaite, Jamar Taylor, Kci Ward Ryan, Terrance Beckles and Jabarri Jones will be judged in three categories: Public speaking, talent and business and formal wear.
In addition, the students had to undertake a project related to the same subject, The monarchy is relevant in the Caribbean countries: Do you agree or disagree?
Teacher and Faculty Advisor for the club Quincy, Jones told Barbados TODAY that the idea for the pageant came from discussions in the Social Studies class surrounding Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and the relevance of the monarchy.
He said they started with 25 girls and 17 boys before the elimination process, which then saw the final contestants emerge. Most of the students are members of the Key Club.
The pageant, which is a major fund-raising event for the Ellerslie Key Club members who will be travelling to Washington in the summer, begins at 6 p.m. (DS)