Help Liberia Foundation Community School organized a queen-king contest to commence a series of activities aimed at raising funds for its school construction project.
A special committee headed by Stanley Nelson (one of the teachers) was appointed to organize the contest. They are also responsible to plan the activities of the school’s Ninth Anniversary Celebration, which will be held this Friday, May 30.
The contest, which was held on Friday, May16, 2014, brought together nine queens and kings, as each grade level in the school (kindergarten to grade six) presented a queen or king for the contest. In other words, each class was represented by either a queen or king, chosen based on discussion between the class and the parents of the selected child.
Prior to the contest on Friday, each class sponsor encouraged their students to pay some amount that would be used to support their queen or king during the program. This was in addition to what parents and others would bring to support a specific queen or king. There were seven queens and two kings.
Loud speakers (public address system) were rented and brought to the school, blasting the community with great music, which sent parents and students dancing and jubilating as if a concert of music was taking place at the school and all the great musicians of the world had converged on the campus.
The winning king is student Edward Williams of the K-3 class, while the winning queen is Jestina Daimah of the Grade Two class. The winners were determined based on the amount generated by the contestants.
All in all, LD7,715.00 (seven thousand seven hundred fifteen Liberian dollars), that is just over US$90.00, was raised.
The winners will be crowned during the Ninth Anniversary Celebration of the school, which will be held on Friday
Watch out for more stories and photos from the Ninth Anniversary Celebration.