Beauty contest raises funds

Education, Normal

The National, Monday October 14th, 2013

THE inaugural Pilapila Primary School Beauty Contest staged to raise funds for the school in East New Britain has been hailed a major success.

Grade 7 student, Misbil Puipui, contesting as Miss Ratavul Ward, took out the 2013 Miss Pilapila Primary School Queen title to win a K200 shopping voucher ahead of Grade 6 student, Miss Ratung, Elly Doat, who settled for the runner up title.

Best Escort of the competition went to Grade 5 student Jason Bandy (Mr Ratung), who was the youngest contestant, and who won a K150 shopping voucher. The runner up was Mr Ratavul Ward, Wesley Umong.

Grade 7 student Miss Georgina Kapa, contesting as Miss Travellers, snatched the Miss Charity Queen award after raising the highest amount. Kapa won a K500 shopping voucher sponsored by local company, Arpi Ltd.

Judging for the beauty contest included speeches by contestants in the local vernacular, explaining their traditional attire and a speech in English on the topic “My Rights to education and the responsibilities of the school, my parents and me towards this right”.

The Fashion Parade started  with a float with contestants dressed in traditional attire onboard their respective vehicles, led by the Balanataman LLG president George Warvaula from the Rabaul district headquarters at Kurakakaul to Tavui 1 village, to Rabaul Town and back to the Pilapila Primary School sports field.

Fundraising activities were  to raise funds to renovate the Basic Technology Workshop and the EQUITV Resource Centre.