The Ciceron community is gearing up to host their third annual pageant dubbed “The Miss Ciceron Pageant” under the theme “The Ciceron I Know”. This pageant is certainly one with a difference and the organizers have added components such as mentorship and the ability to raise awareness on the sustainable development goals and they were aligned to issues within the community. Through this, the contestants will serve as change agents within Ciceron. This show has provided a platform to ensure that the participants are developed holistically.
On June 15th from 7:00p.m., the Ciceron Secondary School will come alive with a display of talent, poise, eloquence and of course our bevy of beauties!
18-year-old Tanya Ruby Donavan recently graduated from the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School. She has a keen interest in the performing arts. Her ultimate dream is to pursue a career in modelling with the hopes of one day becoming an internationally acclaimed model. Tanya understands that the issue of teenage pregnancy has plagued her community for a while now and nothing has been done to mitigate the growing number of under aged parents in Ciceron. In an effort to take a stance against Teenage Pregnancy, Tanya has chosen to focus on educating others in her community on the importance of safe sex and Planned Parenthood to ensure good health and wellbeing for all.
Cherkina Martyr, one who continues to align herself to opportunities which promotes growth and self-development, came forward in an effort to express her willingness to participant in The Miss Ciceron Pageant 2019. She graduated from the Corinth Secondary School in 2012 and is currently furthering her studies in law. As a mother to four boys, Cherkina enjoys teaching, molding and motivating her sons. Understanding that children’s future can be heavily influenced by their upbringing, she ensures that she enrolls them in extracurricular activities such as sports and music as these activities instill a variety of disciplines in children such as time management and the ability to work in a team effectively. Cherkina plans to help evoke positive change in her community by bringing awareness to verbal abuse allowing children the opportunity to thrive in peaceful environments.
Cyana Edward is a recent graduate of the Leon Hess Comprehensive
Secondary school and is now a second-year student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College pursuing an associate degree in business administration.
Coming from a very small and close-knit family, Cyana has learned to appreciate the importance and true essence of family. She believes that one’s community can be regarded as an extension of a person’s family and that you are a product of your environment, therefore Cyanawould like to utilize this pageant as an avenue to dispel the stigma attached to her community. A changed perception is what Cyana aims for in her community and this will be her platform for change in the lead up to this year’s pageant.
Nadege Mc. Lauren
Nadege Mc. Lauren is a recent graduate of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. She describes herself as very ambitious and is enthusiastic about becoming an artiste“singer”. In 2018, Nadege was a contestant in the Caribbean Youth Fest Competition and is currently performing at various events around the island, as well as making successful collaborations with local Lucian kuduro artistes.
Mc Lauren believes that positivity is key and lives by this motto “To establish true self esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the negatives and the failure in our lives”.
Her focus for this year’s pageant is Women Empowerment and plans to use her platform as an avenue to inspire and empower other women in the Ciceron Community and by extension Saint Lucia.
CurtimaDannia Chandler last attended the Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School and graduated as part of the class of 2017. She received several awards including The Peer Helpers Award, The Red Cross Award and the Duke of Edinburgh Award; just to name a few. Not only was she an academic scholar, Curtima also served as a defender in her school’s netball team and a goalkeeper on the football team.
She plans to delve into the field of plumbing to become gainfully employed as a plumber. She is aware that this is a male dominated career however she is confident in her capabilities and has the drive to succeed. Ms. Chandler’s platform for change is based on the issue of Colorism and discrimination; both of which are challenges she has been faced with.