Academy to crown its King and Queen

CUL DE SAC–Who will be the first St. Maarten Academy King and Queen to be crowned in close to two decades? This question will be answered this evening when the school’s Parent Teachers Foundation (PTF) hosts this long-dormant pageant in its gym hall starting at 7:00pm.

Fourteen young scholars from Forms One to Six will be competing for the titles and a host of great prizes, including scholarships from the school board and the PTF, electronic devices, resort stays, jewellery, gift baskets, and more.

Tickets are US $10 and will be available at the door.

The contestants are Jheirhen-ArmaniFrance, K’nisha ZakkiryaRadjouki, Brandon AntonioBlake, Declashey Deyoudel Jeffers, ShanineLee, Shaneisha ShamoyaRobinson, BeyoncéWilliams, Jose Angel CruzNunez, AngelMorel, ShavelleLawrence, Raheim Sylvester O’BrienFleming, RusshawnShirley, KiaMorton and DawudChapman.

Among the segments are interview, talent, creative school wear and evening wear.

The sponsors are Blue Point; Sonesta Maho Resort, Casino and Spa; Shop and Take Electronics; Holland House; Penha; Van Dorp; Angelic Touch; Pineapple Pete; Avon; Indulgence by the Sea; TelCell; Beirut Authentic Cuisine Restaurant; Mark’s Place; Orange Grove Pharmacy; Diamonds International; Sunset Beach Bar; Helena; OMNI; Northeastern Insurances; NAGICO Insurances; Windward Islands Bank; Domino’s Pizza; United Telecommunications Services (UTS); and Rent-A-Sound.

The last St. Maarten Academy King and Queen Pageant was won by Marlon Richardson and Claire Guyot in the late 1990s, before any of the current contestants were born.

This is the second major activity being hosted by the PTF this year, the first being a highly-successful Family Cultural Fun Day. All funds raised will be used to further develop the school’s information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and encourage students to perform well academically, as the PTF presents special awards each year to graduating students who make the Honour Roll throughout their school history and to the top-performing students of Forms 1-4.

The PTF’s mission is to create a stronger bond between parents and the school, and between the school and students.

“We believe that this pageant will also help to build positive self-esteem in our students and function as a platform for our school to present role models in our community. The two winners will be our ambassadors to embrace our motto of achieving, excelling, caring and learning during the 2017- 2018 school year,” stated the school in a press release on Friday.

Source: The Daily Herald