Leuna Sherif

New Miss Nanaimo Ambassadors selected

NANAIMO – Young women picked to represent Nanaimo at events in the community and around the province.

Leuna Sherif was selected as the new Miss Nanaimo Ambassador during the annual pageant earlier this month.

Maria Cleomotte and Catherine Norman were selected as vice-ambassadors.

Retiring this year were Miss Nanaimo Ambassador for 2015 Krista Spivey, vice-ambassadors Brittany Wakely and Tiffany Ecclestone, and friendship ambassador Hannah McNabb.

The pageant on Oct. 15 was held at the Beban Park social centre and was attended by 185 guests, including visiting ambassador teams from throughout B.C.

The competition included a sponsor table display and  speech, a 10-minute interview, a talent component, a 1970s television show speech, impromptu questions, a Nanaimo knowlege exam and a formal presentation. Each of the candidates wear the same formal dress, shoes and jewelry chosen by the committee

Awards presented:

Talent Award: Akela Szasz;

Most Improved, Community Presentation, Top 5 fundraiser finalist, and Friendship Award: Victoria Zhang;

Knowledge Award, Top 5 fundraiser finalist and vice-ambassador: Catherine Norman;

Top 5 fundraiser finalist and vice-ambassador: Maria Cleomotte;

Public speaking award and Miss Nanaimo Ambassador: Leuna Sherif.

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