"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy." (1 Peter 2: 9-10)
Why did I chose to feature this article? That's because the good done and the achievement of our youths, the positive impact they are making in our community can easily become obscured and even lost through all of the negative stuff that are happening around the world and in our society today. - we must do all that we can to preserve our heritage and to showcase their achievements to the world so that others who are pondering their own dream, can move beyond the limitations and the stigmatization that some in society have wrongfully placed upon them.
As part of her winning performance, Miss BVI 2012 was awarded a car, a scholarship that will enable her to further pursue her studies, a trip with the BVI Tourist Board, a trip to the Miss Universe Pageant and a $5000 wardrobe. For talent, Sharie showcased her poetic skills along with a rendition of "Over The Rainbow" on Violin. Her poetic feature also engaged her career as a teacher. The question she asked openly at the end of her performance was this: "What do I make? I make a difference; do you?" (Sharie de Castro)
|The 5 beautiful contestants for the Miss BVI Pageant 2012|
|Contestant #4 Anna John on Steel pan during her talent performance|
|Contestant #5 Sharie de Castro on the Violin during part of her talent performance|
|Contestant #5 Sharie de Castro|
|1st runner up Anna John, also awarded Ms Photogenic, best Swimwear, best Cultural/Historic Costume and best Evening Wear|
|2nd runner up Michelle Parsons|
|Miss BVI 2012 Sharie de Castro - photo source: BVI Platinum News|
"Power up your thoughts
Revolutionize your mind
Energize your life
Empower the world around you at large
And witness the difference it makes!"
~ Yvonne ~