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Miss Sando encourages youths to do their best
Miss City of San Fernando Britney Alverez is enjoying her reign since winning the title last year, on November 11, and has been busy making appearances and fulfilling the obligations that come with the title. The Business Operations Assistant II with the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago Magistrate’s Court, has visited numerous schools in San Fernando on City Day where she interacted with and addressed the student population. She was also privileged to be a specially invited guest at Senior Citizens Day Celebrations, the 2011 International Soca Awards, and the Kaiso Kalypso Showkase Tent. For the Carnival season she visited a few mas camps in and around San Fernando.Under the Events for Women platform, Alverez is championing children in the field of literacy and encourages all children to read. She is also appealing to all people interested in supporting this literacy drive to donate a used or new book which will be distributed at the Easter Bonnet Parade Display, which she will host. “I have learned to pace myself,” Britney said in a recent interview about her fast-paced itinerary. The queen is also focusing on today’s International Women’s Day commemoration. Alverez has the task of juggling her Miss City of San Fernando queen duties with her studies, as she is currently pursuing a Degree in Business Management, at the School of Business and Computer Science. A 2007 graduate of St Stephen College, with eight CXC passes and four Advance Level passes in the Business Management Field, Alverez hopes one day to become a Management Consultant. She also plans to further her studies in the field of Mass Communications and International Relations. Prior to entering the pageant, Alverez modelled and competed in various other pageants and has been a finalist in Top Model Trinidad and Tobago and a semifinalist in the 2011 Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe Pageant. At the Miss City of San Fernando competition, Alverez competed against five other beautiful and intelligent young women. Organisers of the Miss City of San Fernando pageant said “the aim of the pageant was to create a well-rounded and balanced individual by exposing her to as many opportunities as possible,” and Alverez is certainly being exposed. She is grasping every opportunity that comes her way with relish and intends to visit several schools to motivate and encourage the young pupil before they write their SEA Exams. “So far, I am loving it. I have had a lot of opportunities open up to me and I am doing what I love to do, which is working with the youths. The response I get from them encourages me,” Alverez said.As a young woman living her life to the fullest, Alverez said she wants to encourage youths to strive for the best. “Don’t let anybody say you can’t,” she said.