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Jaméysa wins Little Miss Black History PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:26


• Leader & Times

February is Black History Month, and for the past three years, the local Black History committee has had a pageant as part of its festivities for the month.

The third year’s Miss Black History pageant was a little different Sunday afternoon than the previous two, though, adding a talent show to the fun.

Though the traditional pageant will continue in the future, this year’s event likewise had some younger contestants, and the committee called it the “Little Miss Black History” pageant.

Committee member Natasha Boga, who emceed Sunday’s pageant and talent show, said the moves went well.

“I feel like this year was a little bit more busy since we added in talent,” she said. “We had to work in the beauty pageant plus keep people interested with the talent.”

Boga said the committee thought bringing in talent and younger contestants would increase the pageant’s entertainment value.

“Our thought process was we wanted to continue with Miss Black History, but we also wanted to have a Little Miss Black History, so every other year, we’re going to rotate from Little Miss Black History to Miss Black History,” she said. 

The pageant itself featured three young ladies, but the talent show brought in contestants of both genders, as well as ages and races, something Boga said worked out well for the event.

“I think the little kids bring that cute factor,” she said. “The older kids have more sass and are more confident, and the little kids are just cuter.”

As for the pageant itself, Jaméysa Werner took home the title of Little Miss Black History. She got a $300 scholarship for her efforts. Finishing second with a $50 prize was Aleczis Green, and finishing third and receiving the People’s Choice award was Genesis DeLao. As the People’s Choice winner, DeLao got $100.




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