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Dominica Carnival Queen Contestant Shama St Hiliare

Known as the Carnival baby in her family, 20-year-old Shama St.Hilaire was born in Grandbay on Carnival Tuesday 1989. At the tender age of 6 she moved to Pichelin where she currently resides.

Shama attended the Convent High School where she was inspired by her teachers to pursue her love for languages and literature. Upon graduation, her efforts were rewarded with the Outstanding Language Student Award. After graduating from the Convent High School she enrolled at the Dominica State College and obtained an Associates Degree in Tourism & Hospitality.

It was her love for meeting new people that prompted her to seek employment in the hospitality industry where she quickly became promoted to the Front Office Supervisor and Reservationist, and got the opportunity to showcase her language and communication skills. She is currently employed at Cyberland Internet Cafe as the Sales and Operations Officer. If afforded the opportunity however, she plans on pursuing a career in law.

Shama enjoys reading, writing short stories and poetry and believes that these activities are fundamental to the development of young persons today. She also enjoys being adventurous at times, and participates in outdoor sports including hiking and snorkeling.

She believes in individuality and would like to use her participation in this pageant to urge young persons to be themselves, and not conform to society’s belief of what is perfect because in reality nobody’s perfect.

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Bio courtesy of the Dominic Festivals Commission.

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Dominica Carnival Queen Contestant Valdie Dejean

Twenty-year-old Valdie Dejean comes from the Roseau Valley, an area which boasts some of the finest natural attractions on the island, and in Morne Prosper where she lives, arguably produces the best vegetables in the country.

A cursory glance at the resume of this fine young lady reveals she possesses some of the qualities and attributes that are essential for success. Behind her sultry good looks, enchanting smile, exquisite charm and outgoing personality is a determined, focused and self-motivated young lady.

After her graduation from one of Dominica’s oldest academic institutions, the Dominica Grammar School, Valdie pursued an Associate’s Degree in French and Accounting at the Dominica State College. Her ultimate career goal is to pursue graduate studies in Cosmetology and Accounting.

Since leaving college, Valdie has performed a variety of roles at institutions locally. Currently, she is employed as a receptionist in the Ministry of Trade.

Valdie is a well rounded individual as exemplified by her diverse interests. She is a member of the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company, an active member of her village youth group and is one of an elite group of just eight young ladies nationally representing Lime Dominica. Her hobbies include dancing, reading and socializing. She also has a natural flair for beauty, hair and fashion.

Valdie’s decision to participate in the Miss Dominica 2010 pageant is her small contribution towards enhancing Dominica’s unique cultural product, of which carnival is an essential component.

She will use the opportunity to impress on all Dominicans, that the future success of the Nature Isle lies in replicating nationally what the Roseau Valley has to offer- tourism and agriculture working in unison for national prosperity.

VD

Bio courtesy of the Dominic Festivals Commission.

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kristelle-fagan

On a beautiful day, 22nd December, 1988, Glenda and Daril Fagan became the parents of Kristelle Fagan. Their lives changed forever, bearing an added glow.

This Capricorn princess began making her mark when she won the title of Carnival Princess 1997, while attending the St.Martin Primary School. She was also part of the Dominica Girls Guide Association which has aided in shaping many exemplary Dominican women.

On entrance at the Dominica Grammar School in 2000 she made a decision to strive for the best. Kristelle emerged on principal’s honour roll every term. At the fourth form level Kristelle represented the school at the Miss Teen Dominica ‘04 pageant and won that title. In June of that same year she became an altar server at the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Newtown and continued, becoming the Head Altar Server of that Parish. During her high school life, Kristelle was part of the school’s choir, athletics team and student counsel as a prefect.

The Government of Dominica awarded Kristelle with the Young Achiever’s Award for Culture in 2004. A year later, Ms. Fagan graduated as “Student of the Year” from the Dominica Grammar School in 2005. She was also awarded prizes for History, French and the class prize for application.

While being a student at the Dominica State College, Kristelle juggled being an altar server, a member of the National Bank of Dominica Flag Wavers, and being an outgoing community person. She represented the island at the Miss Jaycees Caribbean Teen Pageant in 2007, and captured the title, adding another crown to her showcase. She graduated as Top Tourism and Hospitality Student in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Dominica State College.

Soon after Kristelle returned to her alma mater, Dominica Grammar School, as a teacher. She specialized in Mathematics, Science and Dance during her one year tenure there. She was also appointed as President of the Youth for Change Group of Kingshill. In august of 2008 Kristelle became an employee of the island’s Indigenous bank, The National Bank of Dominica as a Customer Service Representative – a position which enables her to develop her interpersonal skills. Since then, Kristelle has continued to live the life of a community person and spiritual youth. Organizing, stage and perfection are three words also linked to her personality. These among many other positive characteristics qualify Miss Kristelle Fagan to be a contestant suited for a pageant like the Miss Dominica 2010.

Now as a strong and positive contender for the title of Miss Dominica 2010, Ms. Fagan is striving to do her best and reminds everyone that “He who walks with the Lord will always find their destination in Life.”

KF

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