Nine ladies from surrounding towns competed in the Miss Deerfield Fair Scholarship Pageant on Friday evening. The pageant was displaced to the Employee Lounge in the Arts and Crafts building due to the rain.
The scholarship Pageant gives away more than $6500.00 in scholarship money.
Each contestant is awarded a $50 gift card just for entering.
Evelyn Dearborn from Barrington, a senior at CBNA is our 2023 Miss Deerfield Fair. She sang a beautiful song from The Little Mermaid. The first runner-up and winner of the essay award is Madison Simoneau from Chester, a senior at Pinkerton Academy. Madison demonstrated dog agility with her adorable labradoodle. Honorah McGlone of Strafford, a senior at CBNA is the winner of the interview award and second runner-up. She played Under the Sea on her flute.
Other contestants were Rylynn Clark of Raymond, the current Miss Raymond, who tap danced, Alicia Call, a junior from Raymond who danced, Mackenzie Harrington a senior at Pembroke Academy, a very talented artist, and Karleigh Hurley from Epsom, a junior at Pembroke Academy, who performed an an aerial loop. All accomplished and talented young women.
Other contestants and recipients of scholarship money are Kelsey Verville of Deerfield, a junior at Concord High School who won the poise award and sang a wonderful rendition of “Freddy My Love” from Grease; and Liana Demers of Auburn, a home-schooled junior who won the Mary Mahoney Award (most helpful, chosen by her peers) and the talent award for her lyrical dance to “You Raise Me Up”.
The show would not have been complete without our returning emcee, The 2023 Ms Continental USA, Maggie Lemay of Deerfield. Our judges for the evening were Amy Crawn, Hildi Ettinger, and Karen Leavitt. Special thanks go out to everyone involved especially our tabulator, tax collector Kelly Roberts.
Congratulations to all!