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Strong Showing for the 54th Annual West Indian Social Club Scholarship Pageant

Our 54th scholarships awards program has come to a close. This year was an amazing year. In addition to our sole winner of the Young Men’s Memorial Scholarship, we had a group of six amazing contestants vying for the title of Miss West Indian Social Club. This year featured a dynamic group of young people who are on track to be our next generation of leaders. From doctors educators, scientist, attorneys, to entrepreneurs, politicians, and possibly the future US president. We had a total of seven contestants. Six young women, and a sole entrant for the Young Men’s Memorial Scholarship.

We are pleased to introduce our two first place winners, Mr. Brandon Stewart and Miss Sydney Barnwell, sponsored by Collins Tax and Accounting Services; our second place winner, Miss Brittany Nelson, sponsored by the Dorman Law Firm, and our third place winner, Miss Gabrielle Legall, sponsored by Sister’s Restaurant.

The production was hosted by Miss Universe St. Lucia 2011, Joy Ann Biscette. This year’s theme featured a tasteful display of African themed décor. The superb lighting provided by DJ Stardon added an ambiance to the event like no other. The guests in both the VIP and general audience enjoyed the entire production as the contestants displayed their talents before the audience of approximately 250 individuals.

Special thanks to all members of the committee, our sponsors, members of the club who assisted with the event, supporting organizations, individuals in the community who supported the event, our contestants, and finally, their wonderful families and friends for all the love and support they provided to these exceptional scholars.

Please continue to support the endeavors of the Education Committee as we work towards providing enriching programs for the community.

A full listing of all of this year’s contestants:

Contestant #1

Shameka Bell
Sponsored by Rehoboth Church of God

Contestant #2

Gabrielle Legall
Sponsored by Sister’s Restaurant

Contestant #3

Brittany Nelson
Sponsored by the Dorman Law Firm

Contestant #4

Sydney Barnwell
Sponsored by Collins Tax and Accounting Services

Contestant #5

Brianna Nelson
 Sponsored by Oluchi Hair Salon and Day Spa

Contestant #6

Lauren Cummins
Sponsored by Sassy Creations CT

2016 Scholarship Winners & Placement Information

Sydney Barnwell
2016 Miss West Indian

Sponsored by Collins Tax Service

Miss West Indian 2016 - Sydney Kay Barnwell/Brittany Nelson - First Runner-Up
Miss West Indian 2016 – Sydney Kay Barnwell/Brittany Nelson – First Runner-Up

Brittany Nelson
First Runner-Up

Sponsored by Dorman Law Firm

Gabrielle Legall
Second Runner-Up

Sponsored by Sister’s Restaurant

Brandon Stewart
2016 Mr. West Indian

Mr West Indian 2016 - Brandon Stewart
Mr West Indian 2016 – Brandon Stewart

Gabrielle Legall
Highest Interview Score

Brittany Nelson
Highest Essay Score

Sydney Barnwell
Most Tickets Sold

Brittany Nelson
Miss Congeniality

Brianna Nelson
Most Improved

Lauren Cummins
Dedication Award