2015 Queen of High Schools crowned

2015-09-03 06:00
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Queen of High Schools participant Michelle Nandipha Nyanda from Gamalakhe Commercial models on stage.

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THE 2015 Queen of High School was crowned on Saturday at the Uvongo town hall.

Sthembile Nxumalo, founder of the beauty pageant, said this year’s pageant hosted high-school participants from all over Ugu districts - Umzumbe, Hibiscus and Umziwabantu.

Queen of High Schools began casting in May and since then the young ladies have participated in “build-up” activities.

“We have been having build-up activities where the ladies were mentored, gained leadership skills and did photo shoots, which were amazing,” said Nxumalo.

The biggest highlight of activities was a photo shoot themed “enough is enough”, where models posed as vulnerable women.

This activity got a lot of response from organisations who wanted to use the photos to create awareness and encourage­ women to speak out.

Nxumalo said participants worked with the Port Shepstone Youth Desk creating awareness about drug abuse.

“We had a lot of outdoor activities, which promoted team work,” she said.

At the crowning Nxumalo was called onto the stage and presented with a thank-you gift for the opportunities and role she played in participants’ lives.

“I was honoured, it really touched me to see that the little that I do in the community means a lot to them.”

The 2015 Queen of High Schools crown went to Aya Msane, a Port Shepstone High pupil

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