A member of the Abbotsford “bethel” of Job’s Daughters International has been named Miss British Columbia Job’s Daughter.
Kailie Bateman, 17, was given the title during the organization’s recent annual convention. This required her to go through an interview, written test, ritual recitation, and a pageant, where she answered impromptu questions.
Bateman is a former Abbotsford resident who now lives in Mission and attends Heritage Park Secondary.
She previously attended Godson elementary and Abbotsford middle school in Abbotsford.
Job’s Daughters International is open to girls from the ages of 10 to 19 who are related to a master mason. The organization teaches leadership skills, public speaking skills, charitable service, respect for parents and family, and love of God, country and home.
Bateman is a fourth-generation Job’s Daughter who has many master masons in her family. Some of her family members also belong to the Order of the Eastern Star.
For more information, visit jobsdaughtersinternational.org.