Coronation for Miss Teen Portmore this Sunday
THE grand finals of the the Lasco/Curves Miss Teen Portmore Scholarship Pageant 2014 will be held atop the roof of the Portmore Pines Plaza, St Catherine, on Sunday, August 24.
Over 400 Portmore teenagers applied to enter the contest, 70 took part in the elimination show and after-party at the Portmore Pines Plaza on July 11, and 26 were selected for the finals and presented to their sponsors.
Since then, the girls have toured sections of the island, including stops at the Institute of Jamaica, National Gallery, the Marcus Garvey Museum, and made a number of courtesy calls.
The pageant deals primarily with the contestants' knowledge of current affairs, Jamaican culture and history. It aims to assist in their personal development through grooming sessions, public speaking, and social development. It also contributes to their educational development.
The organisers insist that applicants must have at least a C+ average, as the event is intended to promote educational growth and vision for teens. The girls must be between the ages of 14 and 17 years and must exhibit a talent.
The reigning Miss Teen Portmore is Shanon Johnson.
Sponsors include Lasco; Progressive Grocers; Shoppers' Fair; Pepsi; OceanSpray; Flavour Splash Water; CVM TV; the Jamaica Urban Transit Company; Royal View Hotel; YP Seaton & Associates; Care Furniture; Portmore Bone & Eye Clinic; Maxies Department Store; and Docutech.
The event is staged annually by Octron Promotions, through its network in more than 65 communities in the municipality of Portmore, St Catherine.