CedarBridge To Crown ‘Sports King & Queen’

January 12, 2018

Ten CedarBridge Academy student-athletes will vie for the inaugural crown and title of CedarBridge Academy Sports King and Queen on Saturday, January 13th when the school’s sports pageant takes place at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts.

The pageant begins at 7 p.m. and is being held under the distinguished patronage of the Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva.

Debre Evans, Zuriah Gibson-Daniels, Jah-Qala Tucker, Jade Stewart, Kelise Stewart and Telilah Wears will compete for the CBA Sports Queen title while Jahkeylo Burgess, Jhazii Johnson, Christopher Bean and Tomiko Douglas will compete for the CBA Sports King title. On the night, contestants will be judged in four categories including: a sports scene, talent, evening wear and question and answer.

Missing: Christopher Bean, Tomiko Douglas and Debre Evans; Photo by Studio 57 Photography by Dionne Nelson

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This is the first year that CedarBridge Academy is hosting a sports pageant, which serves as one of the major fundraisers for the Barbados track and field tour participants.

“This fundraiser will help to offset costs for our student-athletes travelling to Barbados next month to compete in the Barbados Relay Fair and the Louis Lynch Championships, a CARIFTA Games qualifying track meet,” said Mrs. Denise Weekes-Burke, teacher and trip organizer.

Weekes-Burke, who is also Chair of the Sports Pageant Committee, noted that while an interschool sports pageant existed at the middle school level, there was none in the senior school.

She noted that this was the inspiration behind the introduction of the sports pageant, which is open to students from S2 to S4. The pageant is also geared towards building the confidence of the contestants, providing opportunities for students, particularly our student-athletes, to develop life skills, display talents, and ultimately to promote their individual sports.

Tickets are reduced to $10 for students only; $20 for adults and $40 for patrons. Tickets are available from each contestant or the school’s main office. For any questions regarding the pageant, contact Denise Weekes-Burke at dweekes@cedarbridge.doe.bm or 296-5665, EXT 1219.

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  1. Rocky5 says:

    So the rest of the students are serfs and peasants! Just kidding, but I really don’t see the value in this. The reality of life isn’t about crowning kings and queens it’s about commitment, honesty, trust, empathy, integrity, respect, hard work, inclusion, giving, diversity etc..

    • PBanks says:

      Think of it as celebrating student achievement and giving these young people an opportunity to perform and demonstrate/showcase talents on a public stage.

      Whoever wins the ‘pageant’, it’s still a learning opportunity for these students that will likely serve them well going forward when it comes to public speaking, networking, college applications, etc.

      Add to that the fundraising nature of the venture and you have something that could get public support/buy-in. The king-queen thing is wholly secondary.