Beauty pageants are nothing new to the community San Pedro. As a children, little girls are excited to participate in the Little Miss Chiquitita Pageant. The Miss San Pedro pageant is a pageant that invites many young ladies to participate, vying for this very prestigious title which allows them to experience San Pedro and the Country as an Ambassador of San Pedro; the popularity contest for the Miss Carnaval; all these pageants invite young beauties to compete for a crown. While most pageants are done mainly for the crown, SPHS invites participants to compete not only for a crown, but for the grand prize of a one year full scholarship to SPHS.
Nine beautiful young ladies from the SPHS are in preparation for the 2011-2012 scholarship pageant. Giselle Almilla (1A), Josie Lopez (2G), Lina Mazariegos (1C), Marissa Gomez (1H), Nayelli Puc (2C), Mahe Pereira (1E), Alexis Del Valle (2A), Vivienne Forman (1G) and Miriam Rodriguez (2E) will be competing.
The pageant is scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium commencing at 6:00pm. The beauties will be judged on talent, formal wear, culture as well as their performance throughout the preparation phase of the competition.
Outgoing Queen Ms. Solani Graniel will also be accompanying the beauties as they prepare. All proceeds from the pageant will go towards financially assisting students that need the help, either towards CXC exam payments, book purchases or school fees, to name a few. The general public is invited to come out and show their support to the San Pedro High School and these talented young ladies. There will be lots to eat and drink.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Every year the Ministry of Education sets aside March as Child Stimulation Month. A calendar of events has been prepared and issued to the various pre-schools on the island. The celebration started on Tuesday March 1st under the theme “Parents, educate your child”, with an opening parade along the main streets of the island.
The month is set aside and the activities are designed with the intention of raising awareness about the importance of early childhood education. Throughout the month, the students of the various Pre-Schools will be observing and hosting events such as Flag Day – where the children learn the importance and significance of the colors as wells as the symbols on the Belizean flag; children’s talent day, sports day, culture day and visits to the various public service offices to name a few.
ABC Pre-School had a special visit from Barney the Dinosaur on Friday, March 4th for Hug Day.
On Wednesday March 9th, grandparents and pre-school students got a chance to share in a bonding experience of creating art.
Brighter Tomorrow Pre-school had a wonderful time with the kids as they visited the San Pedro Public Library on Wednesday March 9th for story reading.
Visit this blog regularly, or read the weekly The San Pedro Sun as we keep you updated with the various activities scheduled to celebrate this very important month.