Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen District of Columbia International®

Lystra Edwards

People's Choice Award

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My favorite time of the year is the Thanksgiving Holiday because thats the time when my entire family gets together and eats so many delicious dishes! Everyone is just thankful for one another and their surroundings. I love it!

What according to you is a true friend?
I am a gospel dancer for my church. The group is called Living Sacrifices of Praise Dance Ministry and we believe in using our bodies to dance and worship Jesus.

How do you handle criticism?
Washington, DC is an international city. People come here from all over the world, such as my family from Clarendon, Jamaica! Jamaica is home to my favorite beach, Dons River Falls, and has wonderful food and extremely kind peoplejust like DC!

When was the last time you tried something new?
My worst habit is that I sing extremely loud when I am in the shower! I do so because I want the whole house and my neighbors to hear me.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I would love to travel to France because I study the French language in school and France sounds like such a beautiful, wonderful and interesting place to visit!