Three locals in Miss Teen pageant
Shealyn Jerrettof Cavendish,natalie Hiscock of Carbonear and Amber Samms of Bay Roberts are among 24 youth ambassadors from around the province competing in the Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Pageant this weekend.
The young women will gather in St. John’s Nov. 3-6 for the 2011-12 pageant.
The winner will be crowned during a gala at Holy Heart Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Since its inception in 2006, the not-for-profit scholarship program has handed out nearly $ 40,000 in scholarships.
The winner of the 201-12 Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador competition will take home a $2,000 scholarship compliments of Bennett Restaurants and the Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Fund.
Other scholarships will be awarded for academics, healthy living, performance related talents, community service, volunteer work and teen spirit.
Joanne March, a former Miss Newfoundland and Labrador, is co-ordinating the pageant.
“Since 2006, all of our scholarship offerings have doubled and so have the number of participants,” March said in a news release.
“Young people are eager to learn and understand their community and the impact it has on their lives,” the pageant spokeswoman said.
“They want to learn how to relate individually and through group efforts, to work effectively in community activities, programs and organizations.
“Developing their skills and knowledge in community leadership today will help them gain the experience required to carry out community projects and improve the areas in which they live.”