The new Miss Berlin-Gorham 2018 will be crowned by the current title holder, Reagan Murphy, this Saturday, Nov.4. The 12th annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program will begin at 4 p.m. at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham.
The contestants for the title are: Bonnie Burke of Berlin, a Senior at UNH and daughter of Elena and John Burke; Megan Cunningham of Lisbon, attending Husson University and daughter of Gregory and Susan Cunningham; Kayleigh Heard of Twin Mountain, attending Southern NH University and daughter of Felicia Heard; MacKenzie Herlihy of Tamworth, attending Southern Maine Community College, daughter of Thomas and Alexandra Herlihy; Ashley Marsh of Laconia, attending Plymouth State University and daughter of Dawn Marsh and Josie Pearce of Hanover, attending Dartmouth College and daughter of Kevin and Tracy Pearce.
The winner of the Nov. 4 competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship, the first runner up will receive $500 and the second runner up will receive $250.
The program is the local preliminary for the next Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program to be held April 26-28, 2018, at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. In 2017 the program awarded over $70,000 in scholarships to young women making it the largest scholarship program for women in this state.
The public is invited to attend the event and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. Former Miss N.H. 2017, Lauren Percy, Miss N.H.’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Kenzie Goode, Miss Berlin-Gorham 2017, Reagan Murphy, and Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Olivia Halle will be among the entertainers.
Tickets for the event will be sold at the door priced at $12 for Adults, and $5 for seniors over 65 and students under 18.