BRUNSWICK — The Miss Maine Scholarship Program held its annual Miss Maine Day on Sept. 23 at the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School. The pageant is a fundraiser for its scholarship program and awards titles in four age groups.

Abigail Shea, 16, of Mount Vernon, was named Miss Teen Maine 2012. Audrey Thames, 17, of Topsham, won the essay contest and the interview portion of the competition. Emily Christakis, 15, of Gorham, was named Miss Photogenic.

Shea is an 11th-grade student at Maranacook Community High School, where she is a high honors student with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a member of Gifted and Talented and a winner of the Pennsylvania Piano Guild Honor Award and the Presidential Scholarship Award. She is the daughter of Dan and Christine Shea.

Eliza Jack, 6 of Baileyville, was crowned Miss Mini Maine 2012. Alivia Branish, 4, of Windham, received High Interview Score and was named Miss Photogenic and Essay winner in that age group.

Elizabeth Collins, 11, of Mapleton, was crowned Miss Little Maine 2012 and also received high score for the interview portion of the competition. Kendra Smith, 9, of Sanford, won the essay contest, and Brianna Jack, 8, of Baileyville, was named Miss Photogenic.

Emily Baker, 14, of Topsham, was crowned Miss Young Teen Maine 2012. She also won the interview portion of the competition, the essay contest and was named Miss Photogenic.

The Miss Maine Scholarship Program is the official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. For more information, visit

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