Monday, December 9, 2013

Windham resident crowned Miss Holly High School

On November 17, 2013, Windham resident Celine Baker, competed in the Miss Holly Christmas Prelude Pageant in Kennebunkport, Maine. After competing in four phases of competition: private interview, runway fashion, evening gown, as well as on-stage question, 14-year-old Celine was crowned the new Miss Holly High School 2013. 

"Private interview is when you are alone with the judges in a room, and you just talk. It's a way for the judges to get to know you more, I never think of it as an interview, but more of a conversation. Runway fashion is exactly what it sounds like. You get to pick out an outfit that resembles who you are and go totally over the top. Think of it as something you'd wear on a New York runway during Fashion Week! Evening gown and on-stage question are usually combined, you wear a full length gown that is to your liking and get to walk out on stage and answer a question.” 

“For this pageant my question was 'Who inspires you the most and why?' I explained how Rachel Scott, the first girl killed in the Columbine shooting, inspires me because even though she has passed, her dream of spreading kindness and the anti-bullying attitude, something that I heavily believe in too, still lives on," Baker said.   

With this title, Baker will represent the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude Celebration, a Yuletide classic. She is overwhelmed with joy to be able to partake in this event and can't wait to share her love of Christmas with others. 

"During my reign, I will be participating in other pageants. This pageant was a preliminary for the Miss Maine High School pageant that will take place next August at Thornton Academy in Saco," explained Baker. She would like to thank the community, her friends, and family, for all their love and support throughout her journey of pageantry. "I wouldn't be where I am now without them. They've given me the strength, hope, and courage, to do my best and know that I did my best no matter what the outcome may be."

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