Former Festival Queen offers words of encouragement to finalists

Jacinth Hall Tracey (left), Managing Director of LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL), greets JCDC Festival Queen finalist Vivianna Miller, Miss Clarendon, during a courtesy call to LASCO Money on Thursday.

Finalists in the 2017-2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition received valuable tips to excel as well as encouragement from Jacinth Hall Tracey, Managing Director of LASCO Money during a courtesy call to the company last Thursday.

The 13 finalists, visited LASCO Money as part of their tour to sponsors and stakeholders to express gratitude for the continued support of the annual cultural competition.

Hall Tracey, the 1992 Festival Queen, shared the art of success with the contestants.

“I wish you all the best for the remainder of the competition. Please remember personality, poise, diction and presence. Smile often and even if you are not smiling, radiate warmth. Exude confidence and make people want to be around you. That’s the kind of winning personality that they want to see.”

The Festival Queen turned top executive also lauded the Queen’s National Projects and reiterated the company’s continued support.

“As queen myself, we didn’t have projects, but I realise that National Projects have been around for a number of years. In addition to our sponsorship of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition, LASCO Money is also committed to assisting the Queen with her National Project,” she said.

Reigning Festival Queen, Kyesha Randall created and implemented a national school tour entitled ‘Motivation Jamaica’ as her National Project for 2016-2017.

Hundreds of children across the island benefited from motivational talks and fun filled engagements by presenters and peers geared at empowering young people.

In her professional capacity, Hall Tracey also underscored the importance of financial planning, especially among young women. She urged the finalists to plan wisely for children and entrepreneurship and encouraged them to take advantage of offerings from financial entities such as LASCO Money.

The Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition encourages the development of cultural awareness, talent and creativity among unmarried Jamaican women between the ages of 18 and 25. The 2017/2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Coronation Show will be held at the National Arena on Tuesday, August 1 – Emancipation Day starting at 8:00 pm.