You don’t need to spend much time in Belize before you realize the beauty contests are a fun part of the culture. And thanks to the hard work of parents and teachers and the generous support of local businesses, Holy Cross was able to host our first ever Miss Holy Cross Pageant on 4 December 2013.
Like everyone else I was blown away by the sheer talent and professionalism of the show, and could not believe that these girls were all just Standard 4 (6th grade) Students.
First up was the career section, where each candidate spoke about careers that had very positive benefit for San Pedro.
From left to right in the first photo, Jennifer wanted to be a teacher, Mediam wanted to join the coast guard, Briana will be a nurse, Cindy a Lawyer and Yeimi a doctor.
Next was the talent section, where each of the girls showed off their skill. Jennifer wowed the audience with her incredible Mayan outfit and dance. Briana then showed her moves dancing the punta. Mediam used music and dance to tell the moving story of a girl overcoming abuse at home to find freedom in Christ. Yeimi had some great cheerleading moves, then Cindy closed with the traditional Indian Lime dance.
Then it was onto sportswear, with each candidate showcasing a popular sport.
The evening wear section was much anticipated and the beautiful dresses and stunning hair did not disappoint. Each girl looked stunning as they were escorted to the stage by a couple of handsomely suited young gentlemen.
Young Christopher (son of our librarian Estrella) briefly stole as he lead his aunt Yeimi onto the stage then gave her a kiss.
But the evening belonged to Jennifer, who was crowded Miss Holy Cross 2014, followed by Mediam in second place.
Our sincere thanks go to all who made the evening possible. To the Master of Ceremonies, our Judges, the parents, students, sound people, make up and hair volunteers and the many others who worked behind the scenes. But most of all, to our teacher Ms Rushelley Smith, who headed up the core team of teachers who made this happen.