Little Miss St. Maarten registration now open

Pageant Director Nzinga Lake companied by former Queens Jerinelle Louisa, Trinity Christina and Kiara Meyers.

PHILIPSBURG–Registration is now open for girls ages seven to twelve years to take part in the Little Miss St. Maarten/St. Martín Pageant 2017, said Pageant organiser Nzinga Lake on Wednesday.

  After Little Miss St. Maarten/St. Martín Queen 2012-2013 Kiara Meyers captured the title of Junior Minister in the May 2017 competition, parents repeatedly contacted Lake for information about the Little Miss St. Maarten/St. Martin Pageant, causing the Lake to open the registration process on June 7. The Pageant is scheduled to take place on St. Maarten/St. Martín Day, November 11, 2017, and registration will run until August 4, said Lake.

  “For the past five years, I announced the start of registration in August, but over the last year more parents and school directors have been telling me that the August registration did not give them enough time to prepare their daughters in particular and students in general to participate in the Little Miss St. Maarten/St. Martin Pageant,” she said.

  With the 2017 mid-year school vacation approaching, “parents can start early to discuss the Pageant with aspiring contestants. There will be much more time to prepare their budget, sponsorship letters and the Princess Wear. A few parents have already started the process,” said Lake.

  The Pageant is an island-wide event “for the St. Maarten/St. Martín calendar and the main idea for the beauty and talent contest is twofold,” said Lake. “Firstly, the pageant looks to serve as a motivational event and to inspire positive activities for young girls. Secondly, the Pageant honours the traditional sense of unity of the whole island of St. Maarten/St. St. Martin.

  “I would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Little Miss St. Maarten/St. Martin organisation to congratulate Kiara Meyers for instilling the values and mission of the Pageant and for making our organisation, community, school, families, friends extremely proud of her accomplishments in education and being a graceful ambassador of our island.”

  The Pageant application and additional information can be obtained from Lake at .

Source: The Daily Herald