Miss Montserrat delegates for this year’s competition, from left: Sonia-Gale Cabey, Serena Laird and Ferviany Garcia. (Carandre Fernandez – VIP Media photo)
OLD TOWNE, Montserrat--The eight young women vying for the titles of Miss Teen Montserrat and Miss Montserrat for Carnival 2022 were introduced at the Sashing & Contract Signing Ceremony hosted by the Montserrat Arts Council (MAC) on Saturday, October 29, according to a press release from Golden Media LLC.
Five young women are preparing to compete for the Teen Crown and three for the Miss Montserrat title which comes with cash, prizes and opportunities to represent the island in local and regional events.
Miss Teen Montserrat delegates with their sashes and order of appearance, from left: Shania Morrison, Shanon Campbell, Hanna Morillo, Roneike Duncan and Sheviyona Thomas. (Carandre Fernandez – VIP Media photo)
Held at the Vue Pointe Restaurant in Old Towne, the short ceremony also introduced the sponsors supporting the preparation of the women for the competitions, which come as Montserrat celebrates 60 years of its oldest festival in December.
Sharlene Lindsay, MAC’s Head of Planning and Production said the aim for this year and the years to come is enhancement and excellence. “The focus is standardisation through holistic training, development and guidance. By enriching skills such as public speaking and deportment, all contestants should benefit personally and pageant-related.”
Lindsay, who hosted the ceremony, said MAC, through its pageant partner Fenyx Creations, works with each young woman “to strengthen the areas that require improvement and improve on their strengths.”
The contracts signed cement the contestants’ commitment to the journey and the sponsors and organisers promise to support them through the process, the release states. The delegates were sashed by representatives of their sponsors. The sponsors are Montserrat Arts Council, Ken Hixon, Bank of Montserrat Ltd., Good Life Restaurant, Victor’s Supermarket, St. Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union, Meredith Williams, Emerald Trendsetters and Aravin’s Supermarket.
The five young women competing for the Miss Teen Montserrat title are Shania Morrison, Shanon Campbell, Hanna Morillo, Roneike Duncan and Sheviyona Thomas.
This year three delegates for the Miss Montserrat crown are Sonia-Gale Cabey, Serena Laird and Ferviany Garcia, according to the release.
The Miss Teen Montserrat pageant will be held at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, on Thursday, December 22. The Miss Montserrat pageant is slated for Carnival City on Wednesday, December 28.
Montserrat Carnival 2022 runs from Saturday, December 17, 2022, until January 2, 2023. Learn more about the Carnival and the past 60 years of the festival by visiting
artscouncil.ms and its Montserrat Festivals Facebook page, the release concludes.