18 vie for title of Maine Sea Goddess

Posted July 23, 2011, at 4:06 p.m.

ROCKLAND — The coronation committee has named 18 young women to vie for the title of Maine Sea Goddess at the 64th Maine Lobster Festival, all except one a 2011 high school graduate. The Maine Sea Goddess will be crowned during coronation at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Harbor Park. Wednesday is Hometown Day, with free admission.

• Ciera Bedard, Owls Head, Rockland District High School, daughter of Deborah Landre and Timothy Bedard. She is employed at Bricks Restaurant in Rockland and plans to study pharmacy at the University of New England. Sponsors are Ship to Shore Lobster, Owls Head General Store, the Embroidery Shop, Bricks Restaurant and Scuttlebutt Antiques.

• Amanda Bernardini, Rockland, Rockland District HS, daughter of Amy Bernardini. She is employed by Shaw’s Supermarket and plans to study nursing in college. Sponsors are Classic Cuts and F/V Betty and Joby.

• Crystal Burch, Spruce Head, Georges Valley HS, daughter of Lisa Hildings and Daniel Burch. She is a sternwoman on a lobster boat and plans to attend University College at Rockland. Sponsors are Lobster Boat Racing Association, F/V Slowhand and Newcomb & Reynolds Law Offices.

• Reilly Ann Cousins, Tenants Harbor, Georges Valley HS, daughter of Elizabeth and Joe Carroll. She plans to study nursing in college. Sponsors are Carroll Plumbing, Waterman’s Beach Lobster and Webber’s Cove Boat Yard.

• Amber Elwell, Spruce Head, Georges Valley HS, daughter of Velinda and Alan Elwell. She plans to attend the physician assistant program at University of New England. Sponsors are F/V Rising Sun and Miller’s Lobster Co.

• Colleen Haskell, Thomaston, Georges Valley HS, daughter of Maureen and David Haskell. She is employed by Monhegan Boat Line and plans to study occupational therapy at Husson University. Sponsors are Rock Coast Sports, Prince’s Inc., Monhegan Boat Line, Rugman Installations, Ray Haskell Ford and Ship to Shore Lobster Co.

• Mishana Rackliff-Hunt, Spruce Head, Georges Valley HS, daughter of Rebecca Rackliff and Dwayne Hunt. She plans to study nursing in college. Sponsors are Liberty Hospitality, Pen Bay Glass Inc., Automaster Collision Center Inc. and F/V Backwash.

• Eve Hupper, Rockland, Rockland District HS, daughter of Colleen Hupper. She plans to study photography at Maine College of Art. Sponsors are the Strand Theatre and Salt Water Film Society.

• Kelly Leidenroth, Medomak Valley HS, daughter of Kim Leidenroth and the late Craig Leidenroth. She plans to study dental hygiene and dentistry at the University of New England. Sponsors are Oyster River Lobster and Trap Co., Mid Coast Locksmiths, Edward Jones Investments and Dr. Robert Day.

• Sierra Meservey, Hope, 2009 graduate of Camden Hills Regional HS, daughter of Janine and Clifford Meservey. She is employed by Flagship Cinemas and The Blue Crew. She plans to continue studies in food and nutrition at the University College at Rockland. Sponsors are Knight Marine Service, Camden National Bank, Jensen’s Pharmacy Inc., Luce Transportation.

• Tina Payson, Warren, Rockland District HS, daughter of Alan Payson. She is employed at the Grasshopper Shop and plans to further her education in the hospitality field. Sponsors are Twilight Fisheries Inc., Jess’s Market Inc. and Grasshopper Shop.

• Lindsay Ranquist, Owls Head, Medomak Valley HS, daughter of Debbie and Richie Oliver. She is employed at Graffam Bros. Seafood Market. She plans to study rehabilitation services and play basketball at the University of Maine at Farmington. Sponsor is Graffam Bros. Seafood Market.

• Kristen Sawyer, Tenants Harbor, Georges Valley HS, daughter of Wayne and Margaret Sawyer. She plans to study psychology at Gordon College to become a school guidance counselor. Sponsors are Superior Bait and Salt, Bull Run Farm and Rock Coast Plumbing.

• Natasha Seavey, Rockland, Rockland District HS, daughter of Eleanor Reed. She is employed at the Samoset Resort and plans to attend college to become a dentist. Sponsors are Eastern Tire, Samoset Resort and Simmons’ Wharf.

• Leah Simmons, Port Clyde, The Watershed School, daughter of Kim and Todd Simmons. She is employed at the Boothbay Lobster Wharf and plans to study pre-med at the University of New Hampshire. Sponsors are Boothbay Lobster Wharf and Todd A. Simmons Lobster Wharf.

• Nicole Weaver, Warren, Medomak Valley HS, daughter of Margaret Massengale and Shawn Weaver. She plans to attend the University of Maine, with the goal of studying abroad. Sponsors are Eastern Tire, Just Friends Hair Design, Ski’s Appliance Repair, Shelley’s Flowers and Gifts, F/V Debbie Jean, Bad Hair Days, F/V Wait-n-Sea and Mank Bros. Inc.

• Morgan Adrienne York, Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven School, daughter of Darlene and Wilfred York. She is employed at the Pizza Pitt. She plans to study childhood education in college. Sponsors are Pizza Pitt, Wilfred York and Hopkins Boatyard.

• Brittany Young, South Thomaston, Rockland District HS, daughter of John and Sonya Hendricks and Norman and Elaine Young. She is employed at Miller’s Lobster Co. and plans to attend cosmetology school. Sponsor is Rockland Ford.

The judges for the 64th Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation are:

• Pamela Gay Donehower of Rockland, 1961 Maine Sea Goddess, president of International Racing Management Ltd., Middleburg, Va.

• Thomas J. Molloy of Rockland, retired educator and former mayor.

• Gordon Page Sr. of Owls Head, vice president, director of passenger operations, Maine Eastern Railroad.

• Roberta Knapp of Rockland, insurance agent with J. Edward Knight, president of Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

• Alex Watkinson of Owls Head, employed in family business Owls Head Lobster Co.

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