Junior and Teen Carnival Queen contestants ready

Juniors caption:The Junior Carnival Queen Contestants from left: Serenity Martinus, Laetitia Cozier, Danesha James and Julia Hendricks.

The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) introduced the contestants for the Junior and Teen Carnival Queen Pageants for Carnival 2013. The Junior Pageant will feature four "princess contestants" while the Teen Pageant will feature five young ladies competing for the crown.




Teen Caption:The TelEm Teen Carnival Queen Pageant contestants from left: Alvinara Griffin, Jeanille Gibs, Samantha Philips, Geniquah Thewet and Cherrianne Dangleben-York.

The name of the Teen Pageant is actually the TelEm 2013 Teen Carnival Queen Pageant since the company has stepped up to sponsor all pageant except the juniors for Carnival 2013.

Meetings have been held with all pageant contestants to go over rules and regulations and other details of the respective pageants. About three months or rehearsals, outings, interviews ect will now commence as the girls get ready for the big nights in April.

SCDF President Mike Granger thanked the parents of the contestants for signing them up to participate in the pageant. He also called on the business community to assist the contestants in their preparations for their respective pageants. Granger thanked the TelEm Group of Companies for stepping forward to be the corporate sponsor of the event.

"Of course the last part is the support of the entire community for each pageant. For the next few months the contestants and the SCDF will be working hard to produce a top-notch show. We are looking forward to excellent support from the public," Granger said.