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Twenty-one year old law student, Zuleika Jess was crowned Miss Clarendon Festival Queen, at the grand coronation show held recently at the Versalles Hotel in May Pen, Clarendon.
Staged under the theme: “Jamaican Woman: Our National Treasure”, the Festival Queen Competition has sought for the past several years, to showcase the cultural awareness, talent and creativity of young women, and has made a significant difference to the lives of thousands of women since its inception.
According to Acting Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Delroy Gordon, women have always been primary contributors to national development, and the Commission serves an important role in “empowering Jamaicans, and exposing, unearthing and promoting the best of Jamaican heritage and culture.”
Clarendonian Annette Stulz who attended the function described Miss Jess who was also named Most Culturally Aware and Best Performer, as being highly deserving of the honour of being named Queen, as she had exhibited an extreme level of intelligence and poise.
“She is very good, very good. I notice that she is quite an intelligent woman. She is cool and poised and knows what she is about. I think she will represent us well. I expect her to do very well in the national competition,” she declared.
Management trainee, Tannecia Gregory was named first runner-up, copping the titles of Most Congenial and Most Poised, while Lelieka Murdock, a student, emerged as the second runner-up.

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