ANGUILLA - CHELSEY HUGHES
Chelsey Nicole Hughes was born on the 21st day of December 1994 on her island home of Anguilla. From a very young age she distinguished herself as an ambitious, motivated and purpose driven individual and has, to this day, proven such in the fields of academics, sports, and recreation.
In 2006, she graduated as valedictorian of the Valley Primary School from among a class of 70 students. She entered the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School in that same year and was placed in the highest student divisions for every subject. During her first term she made the Deputy Principal’s list and maintained this performance for several consecutive terms.
Upon entry into 3rd form, she remained steadfast in her performance to the point of her departure. Upon attaining 10 subject passes including an honors pass in Lodging Management, Chelsey secured a position among the most outstanding performers in Anguilla for the 2011 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC). This accomplishment placed her in a strong position to pursue two years of tertiary level studies at the sixth form level. She successfully completed with an Associates Degree in General Studies.
Cognizant of the importance to strike balance in one’s life, Chelsey not only strives for academic excellence but also takes advantage of all opportunities for personal and social growth. This is evidenced by her unwavering involvement as student and instructor at the Klassique Academy of Dance and Performing Arts and her auspicious victory in a number of feats such as the CCB Talented Teen Pageant in 2010, the Caribbean Schools’ Food and Nutrition Quiz Competition in 2010, the 2013 Leeward Islands Debating Competition where she was adjudged best overall speaker and the 2015 Miss Anguilla Pageant. This multi-talented 21 year old, proudly stood as a sports ambassador for her country at the 2005 Caribbean and Central America Games in the Dominican Republic. In 2010 she also represented Anguilla at the ‘Sustainable Development’ World Affairs Seminar which was facilitated by Optimist International. Chelsey believes that her participation in such regional/international events has helped to instill in her a highly competitive and patriotic spirit.
Chelsey’s personal experiences as a patient and her concern for the physical well-being of our region, has fueled her desire to become a medical doctor specializing in the field of endocrinology. As a member of the Anguilla Diabetes Association and an honour student enrolled at the Caribbean Medical University in Curacao, she is well on her way to achieving this goal. While pursuing her demanding studies on this Dutch Netherland Constituency, Chelsey has actively engaged herself at a prominent sports academy and has also received a Modelling Diploma from the International Beauty and Fashion Foundation.
Over the years, Chelsey has developed a profound love for pageantry. With a devoted desire to maximize her potential, Chelsey’s participation in the 2016 Miss Carival Pageant is propelled by the words of American politician, diplomat and activist, Eleanor Roosevelt- who rightly asserted “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences!”