Miss High receives tertiary sponsorship

The world is moving into a virtual space and the 2020 Miss High School competition has managed to hop onto this trend and make it possible for high school pupils to showcase their talents.

01 September 2020 | Youth

Justicia Shipena



Namibia Media Holdings, under its youth banner My Zone, hosted the first ever virtual pageant, Miss High School, on Tuesday evening. Schools such as Otjiwarongo Secondary School, Jan Mohr Secondary School, Windhoek High School and Centaurus High School were represented.

Contestants were able to compete in evening gown, runway interview, newspaper wear as well as causal wear all from the safety of their own homes.

Using video submissions as well as Vmix calls, the Miss High School competition stepped into uncharted territory by hosting a virtual pageant.

The ecstatic Nasheeta Maletzky took home the coveted title of Miss High School, which comes with a N$ 10 000 sponsorship towards her tertiary education.

Not only did she walk away with the Miss High School crown, she also scooped the Miss Social Media and Miss Community title, earning a N$500 voucher for each.

Danielle Carew was the first runner-up, while Beanca le Roux won Miss Personality and Miss Creative with N$500 vouchers for each title.

Meanwhile, all three contestants walked away with an accommodation voucher valued at N$1 000 for the 2020 Namibia Tourism Expo.

Honoured and thankful

Hailing from Otjiwarongo, beauty queen Maletzky said she is honoured and thankful be crowned Miss High School 2020.

“I really did put in effort with my videos. They say hard work pays off, right?” she said.

She added that her journey has been exciting yet scary and due to the current pandemic, it seemed impossible at the beginning.

“I just want to say thank you to my friends, family and community at large for the love you have shown me during this journey,” she said.



Action Against Poverty

Maletzky currently runs a charity project called Action Against Poverty, which providing meals to the community.

The current slump in the economy is taking its toll among the poor in Namibia, leaving many unemployed and unable to provide the basic needs for themselves and their families, she said.

“My project is based on the Harambee Prosperity Plan implemented by President Hage Geingob and one of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations, which calls for the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger,” she added.

The reigning Miss High School plans to move forward with her project.

Natalie van Wyk, one of the organisers of the competition, said it was challenging to bring everything together, but her dream team made it all work.

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