They may be hundreds of miles away but the Bennett sisters, the children of Ambrose and Lillian Deleon Guerrero Bennett, continue to make waves for the CNMI in the military, sports, and fashion worlds.
The eldest, Shequita LiDear Bennett-Sanchez, re-enlisted for another four years in the Air Force earlier this year and was recently selected for promotion to staff sergeant.
During her tour of duty in Afghanistan from March to June 2011, Shequita Bennett-Sanchez received an Air Force Achievement Medal and was promoted to senior airman.
Shequita Bennett-Sanchez, who is married to former Public Safety officer Leon Sanchez Jr. of Tinian who recently finished his tour of duty in Afghanistan, also graduated from the Community College of the Air Force where she received her associate degree in Health Care Administration.
The 2005 Ms. Marianas Universe looks forward to coming back for a visit sometime in the not too distant future, said father Ambrose Bennett.
Meanwhile, the Bennett twins Yvonne and Yvette are also carving a name for themselves and the two seniors are both running track for Boise State University in Idaho.
Yvonne Bennett is now running cross country to build her stamina and strength for the 400-meter race, which has become her specialty along with the 200 meters.
This will be Yvette Bennett's first year on the team and will be running the 200 meters and doing the long jump.
With her pageant exposure, Yvette Bennett has captured two modeling contracts in Idaho. She won several awards leading up to the Miss Idaho/Miss Universe Pageant and is now looking forward to the Miss Idaho/USA competition.
Ambrose Bennett urged the community to support Yvette's quest for the crown by voting for her online in the Miss Photogenic competition for the upcoming Miss Idaho pageant in November through the link, http://missidahousa.com/contestant_voting.php?pageant=m.
Ambrose Bennett said he and his wife Lillian are very proud of what the three girls have achieved and they thank all the people who have coached or supported their daughters through the years.
“You are truly appreciated and our girls could not have come this far and accomplished so much without your help,” the parents said in a statement.