Brunswick, Maine - On Saturday night, June 22, at the Crooker Theater in Brunswick, Kristin Korda of Saco was crowned Miss Maine 2013. Miss Korda will represent the state throughout the next year and earns a spot in the 2014 Miss America Pageant, which will be held in Atlantic City, NJ airing on ABC on September 15, 2013.
Kristin Korda, 21 of Saco, is a graduate of Thornton Academy and attends Southern Maine Community College. She presented a vocal selection for her talent and her platform is Big Brothers, Big Sisters: Start Something Big.
Kristin 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 September Miss Korda will represent Maine in the 2014 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, NJ.
First runner-up was Marisa Butler of Standish, Second runner-up was Audrey Thames of Topsham, Third Runner-up was Kelsey Earley of Lebanon and Fourth Runner-up was Michelle Vegliante of Biddeford.
Other awards and scholarships went to Audrey Thames of Topsham (People’s Choice Award), Michelle
Vegliante of Biddeford (Miracle Maker Award), Alyssa Mixon of Biddeford ($1000 Miss America Academic Scholarship), and Kelsey Earley of Lebanon ($1000 Miss America Community Service Award.) The Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award went to Michelle Vegliante of Biddeford and the Talent Award went to Kelsey Earley of Lebanon. Receiving the Steven “Daddy” Jensen Award was Annie Paige of Freeport. Susan Komulainen-York of Standish received the Miss Maine Spirit Scholarship.
On that same evening, Daphne Ellis won the title of Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen 2013. Daphne performed a ballet on pointe selection as her talent and her platform is Loving the Person You Are. Daphne will travel to Orlando, FL in August to represent Maine at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.
First runner-up was Katarina Pinet of Bangor, Second Runner-up was Celine Baker of Windham, Third runner-up was Emily Baker of Topsham, and Fourth Runner-up was Alexina Federhen of Biddeford. Other awards were presented to Kelsie Washington of Caribou as Miss Congeniality and to Alexina Federhen of Biddeford for Scholastic Achievement. Emily Baker of Topsham received the Talent Award and Alexina Federhen received the Teen Fitness Award. Katarina Pinet was voted the People’s Choice Award and Julianna Siagel of Brunswick received the Miss Maine Spirit Award.
The Miss Maine Scholarship Program is proud to partner with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, bestowed by Great Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband , which began in 1956 and demonstrates activities in four areas: community service, special skills (talent), physical fitness, and adventurous journey (environment and teamwork). The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognized, self-development program available to all young people worldwide equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities, and the world. This year three young ladies were awarded bronze medals. They were Katie Elliott of Scarborough, Emily Baker of Topsham, and Katarina Pinet of Bangor.