New Miss Maine Crowned | Events
On Saturday night, June 16, at the Crooker Theater in Brunswick, Molly Bouchard, 21 of Caribou, was crowned Miss Maine 2012. Bouchard will represent the state throughout the next year and earns a spot in the 2013 Miss America Pageant.
Molly Bouchard, 21 of Caribou, is a graduate of Caribou High School and a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music in Boston majoring in vocal performance. She presented a classical vocal selection for her talent and her platform is STARS: Sharing Talents and Reducing Stereotypes. Molly also received the Steven “Daddy” Jensen Award and the Talent Award.
Molly will spend the next year travelling the state to spread the message about her platform and the Miss America Organization, a non-profit organization awarding more scholarship money for young women than any other organization in the world. In January Miss Bouchard will represent Maine in the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas which airs on ABC.
First runner-up was Janet Ottman of Kennebunkport, Second runner-up was Kelsey Earley of Lebanon, Third Runner-up was Alexa Dumont of Biddeford and Fourth Runner-up was Marissa Butler of Standish.
Other awards and scholarships went to Shayne Anderson of Dedham (People’s Choice Award), Marissa Butler of Standish (Miracle Maker Award), Kacie Ferraro of Berwick ($1000 Miss America Academic Scholarship), and Kelsey Earley of Lebanon (Swimsuit Award and $1000 Community Service Award.)
On that same evening, Katie Elliott won the title of Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen 2012. Katie performed a vocal selection as her talent and her platform is The Driving Force: Supporting Our Local Charities. Katie was also the recipient of the Scholastic Achievement Award and Talent Award. She will travel to Orlando, FL in August to represent Maine at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.
First runner-up was Audrey Thames of Topsham and Second Runner-up was Abagale Stewart of Easton. Charlotte Crosby of Topsham was named Miss Congeniality.