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Jahkaydah Isaac wins Queen of Carnival public speaking contest

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The 2023 Queen of Carnival delegates – The Enchanted Seven – took part in a
highly competitive Public Speaking competition held last evening at the Maria
Holder Resource Centre in Buckleys.
All seven delegates were asked to speak on the same topic: The Greatest Lesson
History Has Taught Me, in a time of two and a half minutes. Before a blue ribbon
panel of judges, the delegates had to display poise, articulation, familiarity with the
subject, and their personality, in their presentations.
At the end of the competition, Jahkaydah Isaac was adjudged the winner. There
were no other placements, as the points do not carry over to the Queen of Carnival
competition. It was a stand-alone contest designed to boost the delegates’
confidence and prepare them for the night of the 2023 Queen of Carnival
Head of the Organizing Committee, Marsh and Marsh Productions, Brucella
Marsh-Sutton said the public speaking contest is fundamental to the goal of her
organization, to ensure that all seven delegates, wherever they place in the
competition, would undergo some measure of personal development at the end of it
“The Queen of Carnival Pageant empowers young women to be the best they can
be through training and life-changing opportunities. We believe that if we
positively change the lives of women, we will also change the communities we live
in. Empowering women benefits the entire nation,” she stated.
Moments after she was adjudged the winner, Isaac said she was happy to have
won, even though she acknowledged that she was nervous about the event. “I tend
to second-guess myself; as I sat waiting for the decision, I was saying to myself…I
messed up, I spoke too fast, but here I am happy to be the winner,” she told Point
Express newspaper.
She also thanked her mother Donna Francis, one of the Wadadli Girls, and her
sponsors – Cool and Smooth – for all their support.
The panel of judges – Dr. Jacqui Quinn, Shavar Maloney, Amar Spencer-Seyers,
Sharon Herbert, and Alicia Knowles – commended the delegates for excellent
presentations all around. They encouraged the delegates to use the experiences of

the public-speaking contest to boost their participation in the actual Queen of
Carnival show.

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