Sherry Sivret | BDN

The American Women of Service titles awarded were:

Katherine Sivret, 28, of Alexander was crowned the 2019 MS Maine American Women of Service. She was also chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality and first runner up for the People’s  Choice award.

Prior to her current career with the Department of Homeland Security, Sivret served in Thailand for 27 months with the Peace Corps. She is dedicated to serving others through volunteering at various organizations and events throughout Maine and has served internationally on many mission trips independently and with her Diocese.

Sivret enjoys dancing, traveling and practicing her Thai. She is passionate about working with military families and refugees. She is a 2013 graduate of Columbia University with a Masters of Science in Social Work and a 2012 graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work. She is the daughter of the Rev. David and Sherry Sivret of Alexander and granddaughter of Helen Brooks of Robbinston.

Emma Dolan of Van Buren was crowned Miss Maine Preschool, McKenna Perry of Cherryfield was crowned Miss Primary and Anglee Brewer of New Sharon was crowned Miss Elementary. The three young ladies will represent the Young American Women of Service, which is a non-competitive community service based program for females age 4 up.

There were 86 participants in the pageant who performed more than 12,000 hours of community service over the past year.

Young American Women of Service was founded to empower all women across the country to become the best version of themselves possible through service. The mission is to encourage youth to serve in their communities and to create a positive, encouraging, and empowering sisterhood of youth and teens who are interested in motivating others through community and civic involvement, as positive role models through service. The service platform is to promote and educate the community of bullying prevention and positive social behaviors at any ages and in all areas of life.

American Women of Service, in its third year, a program of Crossroads, executive director and Crossroads president, Deb Landry. was named in the top ten programs for women. For more information on the pageants, school visits, appearances and volunteering visit the website atwww.crossroadsproductions.mewww.missmainepageant.com orUniteAgainstBullyingME.org.

Photo credit: Mandy McQueen Photography