Speaker Date Topic
Denise Boothby Jul 29, 2021
Boothby Orchard & Farm + Winery
Boothby Orchard & Farm + Winery
Peter Dugas Aug 05, 2021
En-ROADS Climate Simulator
En-ROADS Climate Simulator
Ken Charles Aug 12, 2021
Farmington Police Chief
Farmington Police Chief
Club Members' Activity Aug 19, 2021
Packing "Packs for Progress"
Packing "Packs for Progress"
Scott Lavertu Sep 16, 2021
Executive Director at Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director at Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
Michael Senecal Sep 23, 2021
NorthStar Director at Franklin Memorial Hospital
NorthStar Director at Franklin Memorial Hospital
King Lion Bruce Ibarguen Sep 30, 2021
Service Club Collaboration
Service Club Collaboration
Valerianne Hinkley, Miss Teen Maine Int'l 2018 Oct 14, 2021
"Be Bold: Stand up to Bullying" Program
"Be Bold: Stand up to Bullying" Program

For the first time in several years Maine will participate in the Miss Teen International competition, held in Charleston, West Virginia, with a Wilton girl taking the lead.

Valerianne Hinkley, a sophomore at Mt. Blue High School, will be heading south this July to continue her pageant journey after winning the state title two weeks ago. Preparing for the competition started a year ago, when Hinkley realized it was something she wanted to pursue.

“I really wanted to do things with platforms and they help a lot with that. I really wanted to spread my message, which is “Be Bold: Stand up to Bullying,””Hinkley said.

Hinkley’s advocacy against bullying started on its own, before her interest in pageants, but having support from the program has helped shine a light on her mission. Hinkley said she experienced severe bullying herself while at Mt. Blue, and doesn’t want others to go through what she did.

“I was missing a lot of school because of the bullying, and then I realized that wasn’t who I was. So I decided to make people aware of the issue instead,” she said.