2019 Sea Goddess crowned in Rockland

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 9:15pm

ROCKLAND — The family tree of Sea Goddesses added another branch Wednesday, July 31, as the 72nd annual Maine Lobster Festival crowned its newest royal court.

A couple hundred people watched as one of Rockland’s own realized a dream of one day riding in the annual Festival parade as a Sea Princess.

During Wednesday evening’s coronation, Oceanside High School 2019 graduate Makaila Hickey cried as she walked the runway wearing the highest of sashes. Saturday, at 10 a.m., she will ride down Main Street as Sea Goddess in her new role as spokesperson for her community and the Festival.

In other convertibles will be Meghan Keizer, as Crown Princess; and Katherine Simoneau, as Miss Congeniality.

Keizer, of Port Clyde, is a 2019 graduate of Camden Hills High School whose Coronation bio states her “hope that by participating in the Sea Goddess pageant, she can inform and educate others on the importance of supporting and maintaining the fishing industry.”

Simoneau, of Thomaston, is a 2019 graduate of Midcoast Christian Academy. According to her bio, “Katherine volunteers at Camp Washington and a Vacation Bible School that her family runs in Massachusetts.”

 

Click here for the Coronation bios for all 11 young women in the 2019 pageant. 

 

Reach Sarah Thompson at news@penbaypilot.com