Miss Berlin-Gorham 2018 crowned

GORHAM — Josie Pearce of Hanover was crowned Miss Berlin-Gorham 2018 at the 12th annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Competition held Nov. 4 at the Medallion Opera House in the Gorham town hall.

The contest is open to residents or full-time students of Coos, Grafton and Carroll Counties.

A student at Dartmouth College, Pearce performed the classical piano composition: “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum.” Her platform is the Lupus Foundation of America. Pearce was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and has earned the right to compete in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program to be held on April 26-28, 2018, at the Stockbridge Theater at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

She is the daughter of Owen and Erin Pearce of Rossmoor, Calif.

The first runner up was Ashley Marsh of Laconia, who attends Plymouth State University. The daughter of Dawn Marsh of Laconia, Marsh won a $500 scholarship. The second runner up was MacKenzie Herlihy of Tamworth, who attends Southern Maine Community College. She is the daughter of Thomas and Alexandra Herlihy, she won a $250 scholarship.

Mia Letourneau of Berlin was crowned Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and won a $250 scholarship. Mia is the daughter of Steven and Lauren Letourneau. She will compete for a larger scholarship at the Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen competition on February 9-11, 2018, at Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theatre.

For information on the Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program, go to Miss Berlin-Gorham and Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen on Facebook. For information on the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program and Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen Program, go to www.missnh.org.