Find Out Why 25-yr old Jamaican Constable Sasha Henry is vying for the Miss Jamaica Title
(Jamaica Gleaner)-In all of its lengthy history, the final of the Miss Jamaica World contest has never paraded a serving member of Jamaica’s security forces, but on September 23 it will.
Twenty-five-year-old Constable Sasha Henry has been given approval by the leadership of the 150-year-old Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to strut her stuff on the runway as she seeks to represent Jamaica at the Miss World final in Sanya, China, in November.
Standing 5 feet 8 inches, Henry hails from the small community of Mountain Pass in Linstead, St Catherine, and is a graduate of St Jago High School and the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha).
She is now a final-year student at the University of the West Indies reading for a BSc in public policy and management.
Henry, who enlisted in the JCF on May 12, 2014, has an undying passion for public service and cites her decision to join the force as being “one of the best in my life”.
She added: “I’m serving my country daily, protecting its citizens, and in so doing, reassuring them that Jamaica is the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.”
The constable admitted that her love of service to the country has its roots in her upbringing, particularly the path chosen by her mother, a 23-year veteran of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF),
“At one point in my life, I was living with her at the married soldiers quarters at Up Park Camp. All my summer jobs were at the JDF so I have always had that love for the whole uniform and law aspect of society, and I knew I wanted to be a part of such a noble institution.”