Mr and Miss Teenage 2017 vow to target peer pressure

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Mr and Miss Teenage 2017 have committed to tackling the issue of peer pressure during their reign.
At the close of the competition, it was Amar Singh of Antigua Grammar School (AGS) and Charity Henry of All Saints Secondary School (ASSS) who were crowned Monday night’s winners.
Singh said he hopes to plan and execute a youth empowerment programme that would help young people to “strive for excellence and rise above circumstances”.
The AGS student said he believes peer pressure should be “eradicated”.
Speaking on the same matter, Henry told OBSERVER media that the problem of teens being pressured to do wrong by their peers must be addressed because it’s a practice that has led to “depression” among young people.
She said peer pressure is one of the “most common” issues affecting youth in Antigua & Barbuda today and Henry is hoping that she will be “a voice” for those who are afraid to speak out on the matter.
Both Singh and Henry were all smiles when the judge’s decision was announced and loud cheers erupted from the audience.
After just over three hours of competition, in the male category, the judges awarded the first runner-up position to Jevonte Chatham representing the St Joseph’s Academy and second runner-up to McKenzie James of the Ottos Comprehensive School.
Chatham also won the personality profile and performing talent segments.
Meanwhile, in the female category, Estherlina Frederick of the Antigua Girls’ High School (AGHS) won the first runner-up spot and Zaria Bideau of the Ottos Comprehensive School was awarded second runner-up.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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