Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins welcomed Miss Maine America 2015, Kelsey Earley of Lebanon, to Washington, D.C. this afternoon. Kelsey was officially crowned Miss Maine by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program in April at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland. Kelsey will represent the state of Maine throughout the year, including at the national competition in September.
Through her platform issue, “Be a Superhero,” Kelsey makes superhero capes for children who are fighting illness or living with disabilities. She has hand-sewn more than 100 capes and donated them to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland.
“Kelsey’s drive and determination to pursue her education is inspiring,” said Senator Collins. “I was proud to welcome her to Washington and look forward to seeing her use the Miss Maine platform to expand the ‘Be a Superhero’ project and help even more children.”
During their visit, Kelsey presented Senator Collins with a mug inscribed with the phrase, “Got Lobstah?”
Kelsey is currently a junior at the University of New England and hopes to become a dental hygienist. Kelsey is the first member of her immediate family to attend college and is a literacy tutor for her father.