Senator Susan Collins Welcomes Miss Maine America 2015 to Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins welcomed Miss Maine America 2015, Kelsey Earley of Lebanon, to Washington, D.C. this afternoon. Kelsey was officially crowned Miss Maine by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program in April at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland. Kelsey will represent the state of Maine throughout the year, including at the national competition in September.
Through her platform issue, “Be a Superhero,” Kelsey makes superhero capes for children who are fighting illness or living with disabilities. She has hand-sewn more than 100 capes and donated them to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland.
“Kelsey’s drive and determination to pursue her education is inspiring,” said Senator Collins. “I was proud to welcome her to Washington and look forward to seeing her use the Miss Maine platform to expand the ‘Be a Superhero’ project and help even more children.”
During their visit, Kelsey presented Senator Collins with a mug inscribed with the phrase, “Got Lobstah?”
Kelsey is currently a junior at the University of New England and hopes to become a dental hygienist. Kelsey is the first member of her immediate family to attend college and is a literacy tutor for her father.
2015 Miss Maine Pageant to be held at Catherine McAuley High School on Sunday, April 26th at 2 PM. To purchase tickets click here!
Miss Maine Audrey Thames truly made her mark on Atlantic City in the Miss America 2015 Competition. Audrey received an incredible amount of press for her Show Us Your Shoes Parade outfit and her performance of the comedic monologue "Yma Dream". Audrey looked gorgeous in her custom-made Tony Bowls gown, and her hard work in the gym was certainly evident in the swimsuit competition. Audrey was awarded with her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Medal on the Miss America stage, and she truly made Maine proud! Audrey also received an additional $3,000 in scholarship from Miss America, to put toward school and achieving her Nursing Degree. Many thanks to all of the volunteers, talent coaches, family, friends, volunteers, and especially Lisa Dehaven who volunteered her time and talents to do Audrey's hair and makeup at Miss America. Well done Audrey!
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