Thursday, June 20, 2024

Miss SPHS Faith Noel seeks to improve her school


Recently crowned Miss San Pedro High School (SPHS) 2016-2017, Faith Noel, has taken on two projects to better her educational institution. Faith believes that there is more to being a beauty ambassador of the school, and as such wants to give back to the community. Her projects involve providing new backpacks for SPHS’s less fortunate, as well as the installation of new lunch seating areas for the school’s growing population.21 Faith Noel-1
The first project involves collecting new school bags for those who may not be able to afford one. Once she collects the desired amount of bags, Faith intends to give them to the school’s counselor, who will then decide on the students to benefit from them. These backpacks will be given to the student under complete privacy. So far, Faith has collected 30 backpacks, and is hoping to at least triple that amount by July 2016.
The other part of her project seeks to install five new lunch palapas on the school’s campus. Currently the school has two lunch palapas, which along with a sitting area, are not enough to comfortably accommodate all students during lunch time. Many students either have to eat their lunch in the bleachers of the Angel Nuñez Auditorium or in their classroom, which is not ideal. These five new palapas will provide added seating space for students. Construction of each lunch palapa is estimated to cost $900, and so far Sandy Point Real Estate has donated one palapa.
“I am honored to have been elected Miss San Pedro High School and that’s why I wish to give back to my school. These projects will help improve the lives of the students. I am happy I have this opportunity to give back,” said Faith. She will also be raising additional funds over the summer break for the painting of classrooms, installation of new fans, beautification of the grounds, installation of cameras for classrooms, along with a Book Scholarship program for less fortunate students. “It is $600 per student in books per year and some just can’t pay it.
Apart from the project she is tackling to benefit her high school, Faith is also focusing on community development projects. Presently she is working on a pamphlet titled “What do you want to be when you grow up?” for the Primary Schools that is about bullying, the causes and effects of bullying along with teen depression and things about social media in general. Faith is also starting an Adventure Group for teens. Xsite Belize Sailing and Adventures has offered to help youth receive their diving certifications to any and all that want to participate in the group at no charge.
Anyone interested in donating towards Miss SPHS’s cause can contact her via her mother Tammy Lemus at phone number 610-0226 or emails [email protected] or [email protected]. Faith can be contacted directly at [email protected].

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