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Morant Bay's finest showcase their talents

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMShanna Monteith
From left: First runner-up Sharalee Manning, Miss Morant Bay High School Shaneil Haye and Shanique Ellison.

MORANT BAY, St Thomas:

The lawns of green that carpet the grounds of the Morant Bay High School (MBHS) in St Thomas were timely invaded by families and friends who showed up to support the 14 contestants of the fourth staging of the Miss MBHS and MBHS Finest 2017 pageant.

The tone of the competition which was held last Saturday evening was undeterred by the late start as masters of ceremony Marsha Ford-Bryan and Leon Ford's natural and vivacious style ensured that high energy was maintained throughout the proceedings.

Eight stunning young ladies and six fetching young men graced the stage with confidence as they showcased their talents, style and intellect while adhering to the evening's theme; 'Youth on the Rise: Roots and Culture'.

CULTURAL RETENTION

Most talented Male and Female was awarded to Oshane Ford and Sharalee Manning who delivered creative speeches encouraging fathers to be active players in the lives of their children and called for some level of cultural retention respectively.

All 14 contestants were given a chance to answer questions which varied from current local affairs to personal life goals.

Securing their places as MBHS'S finest females are second runner up Shanique Ellison, first runner up Sharalee Manning and Miss MBHS 2017 Shaneil Haye.

MBHS' finest men include second runner up Shevaughn Smart, first runner up Demor McQueen and Mr MBHS 2017 Tavoy Barrett.

Both winners also copped awards for Most Poised, Most Congenial and the heavy duty title of Most Aware.

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