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(PRESS RELEASE) — On Saturday, January 26, 2019 a combined effort of the Laborie Boys and Laborie Girls School, saw the staging of their first Independence pageant.
The event formed part of activities to celebrate Saint Lucia’s 40th Independence Anniversary, and was held in the hall of the Laborie Boys School.
The pageant featured four boys and four girls appearing in their introductory number, professional wear, talent, creative wear and interview.
The four girls participating were: Jheanne’ Divine Le Compte, Keithney Joseph, Zadee Chicot and Anita Mathurin. The four boys were Lenus Estaphane, Derrell Albert, Trevon Auguste and Ashtan Jn Baptiste.
The event also saw a number of side attractions which was well appreciated by the audience in the packed to capacity hall.
Walking away with the male title at the end of it all was Ashtan Jn. Baptiste who was crowned LPS Independence Prince. He also won “Best Talent” and “Best Interview”. His creative wear was woven out of paper and CDs. The first runner-up among the boys, Trevon Auguste, won “Best Creative Wear”, People’s Choice Award,” and “Mr. Photogenic”.
In the girls category, Jhennae’ Divine Le Compte was crowned LPS Independence Princess 2019. She portrayed Dame Pearlette Louisy in her professional wear appearance, while her creative wear registered with colourful crepe paper.
Jheanne’ also received the award for “Best Creative Wear”, “Miss Photogenic” and the “People’s Choice” award. The first runner-up was Anita Mathurin who also won the “Best Talent” award.
The organizing committee, principal and staff would like to thank the following persons who contributed to the success of the event including the parents, students and patrons.
Special thanks goes out to Dr. Emsco Remy, Dr. Tamara Remy, Dr. Ravi Chiquot, Dr. Jacqueline Bird, WINERA Limited, SMJ Beverages, WLBL, La Place Salaizon, Peter & Company Distribution, M&C Drug Store, Cost U Less, Laborie Credit Union, Lazarus Funeral Home, Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, Saint James Morgan Bay Resort, Frangies Kids, Neil’s Printing, Hair Plus, Trophy Center, Unicomer, Yves Renard, Julian Dubois, Sandy Collymore, Sancha Sadoo, Kimberlie Emile, Shayan Skinner, Perry Longville, 3Fold Imaging, Verline Monrose, Carlyle Powell, Keran Le’Compte, Camla Eduard and the Inependence40 Committee.
The event, according to the principals, was very successful and the schools are eternally grateful for all of the support afforded them. Proceeds from the event will go towards graduation expenses and a Duplo duplicating and printing machine.