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Mar 5, 2013

Meet the Y’s Women of Valor

The Young Women’s Christian Association is hosting a pageant on Wednesday entitled Women of Valor. It features five young students at the school and organizer, Leroy Green says that it will be a clean, fun competition aimed at building confidence and exposure with competition geared to promoting Christian values and school spirit. Today, freelance reporter Mike Rudon visited the students at their final practice before the pageant.

 

Leroy Green, Organizer

“Women of Valor have five contestants, they are all students of YWCA; they are representing different sections and basically it is a fundraiser for the school. The pageant is not a beauty pageant at all.”

 

Mike Rudon, Reporting

Leroy Green

The pageant will consist of four segments – an introductory section, individual talent, evening wear and a question segment. And each contestant will be given an opportunity to pay tribute to one woman of valor in the community.

 

Leroy Green

“Each contestant had to select a woman that she perceives to be a woman of strength, a woman of determination, a woman who has given positively to whichever society that woman comes from.”

 

Indira Baird

Today each of the contestants seemed ready for the big event and confident of the benefit each will receive from the pageant.

 

Indira Baird, Contestant

“It gives me the courage and strength and confidence to deal with everyday issues and I build up my self-esteem.”

 

Rexie Sankey, Contestant

“I chose to enter this pageant to help my school.”

 

Rexie Sankey

Mike Rudon

“What do you feel you gain from a pageant like this in everyday life out there?”

 

Rexie Sankey

“How to have confidence.”

 

Robin Perez, Contestant

“It shows that you could have courage to enter this pageant; that you have pride and such in yourself.”

 

Sabrina Goff

Sabrina Goff, Contestant

“It makes me feel proud about myself.”

 

June Orozco, Contestant

“Da just something new and just something I want enjoy and have fun.”

 

Leroy Green

June Orozco

“I really do believe that involving young people in positive things like this is of utmost importance right now especially as you say, the siren is passing by which does not augh as well for somebody or something. And I think more things like this need to occur in our high schools especially because that’s the age where we are losing a lot of our young people.”

 

The pageant will be held at the ITVET building at six thirty on Wednesday evening. Mike Rudon for News Five.

 

Tickets will be sold at the door. Prices are ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children under the age of twelve.

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