On June 28th, 2014 hundreds of guests, including the Mayor of Stafford, Leonard Scarcella, enjoyed the first annual Houston Caribbean Queen Pageant; a night filled with live entertainment and guest performances. The pageant brought out the best qualities such as talent, public speaking skills, confidence, team spirit, and drive for success from our young pageant hopefuls. The night culminated with the crowning of 2014 Miss Houston Caribbean, Rheisha Shol from Belize. She was awarded an educational scholarship, as well as multiple cash prizes and gifts.
MISS HOUSTON CARIBBEAN
Rheisha Shol was born in Belmopan, Belize. Her family decided to move to Houston, Texas when she was 7 years old to get a better education and to live the ‘American Dream’. She has lived in the Houston area for 13 years and is currently living in San Marcos while attending Texas State University.
In high school, Rheisha was an outstanding student. She graduated at the top 10% of her class and served as Vice President of her graduating class. In school, she was involved in FCCLA (Family Career, and Community, Leaders of America) and won numerous awards for her active role in the organization and community. Another accomplishment that she is very proud of is her spot that she earned on the cheerleading squad. Cheering for her high school has been a positive experience. Not only has she physically worked hard, but she also built some lasting relationships with fellow cheerleaders and coaches. After deciding to put the “pom-poms” down, she enrolled in dual credit courses and focused on academics.
In her spare time, she enjoys shopping with her girls, having fun in the sun and watching movies with her family. She enjoys lending a helping hand at the GRB Convention Center on Christmas Eve every year with her family. She has also been on a mission trip in Belize with her church, House of Prayer. She is currently a sophomore at Texas State University pursuing a career in International Business. Someday, she hopes to become a CEO of a huge international corporation and open a home for abused women and children.
Rheisha is honored to assume the responsibilities of Houston’s Caribbean Queen 2014. She once heard a quote by Dalai Lama, “To be born at all is a miracle.” It has always stood out to her and propelled her to do her best. As the 2014 Houston’s Caribbean Queen, Rheisha plans to be an activist for her community to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence amongst women. She will also continue to be a positive role model for adolescents in her community and surrounding areas.