Two young women with ties to Fairhaven High School have been selected as Miss Freetown and Miss Freetown/Lakeville Outstanding Teen for 2022 on January 16 at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Six competed for the title of Miss Freetown, and nine competed for the title of Miss Freetown’s and Miss Lakeville’s Outstanding Teen.
The programs are official local preliminaries to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Programs and this local program is open to all young women that reside, work or attend school full time in Massachusetts. $1,500 in scholarships was awarded during the competition along with various donated prizes.
Tori Kalisz, Miss Freetown, is a 2020 highest honors graduate of Fairhaven High School and now a sophomore at Bridgewater State University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. Her ultimate goal is to receive a PHD and become a pediatric physical therapist. Tori is on the Dean’s List, maintains a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and Dance Company at BSU, holding public relations offices for both organizations.
Tori has lifelong involvement in the arts, is an avid community volunteer, was Miss New Bedford’s Outstanding Teen (2018), and was selected as the 2020 Boys & Girls Club Youth Of The Year. She will spend her year of service promoting her social impact initiative “Rise Up; You Are Stronger than You Think” which focuses on spreading a message of hope, courage, and positivity, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining a positive mindset to help overcome obstacles as they com.
In July, Tori will compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts. The winner will then compete for the coveted title of Miss America.
Jaime St.Onge, Miss Freetown’s Outstanding Teen and Lakeville’s Outstanding Teen, is an honors student at Fairhaven High School and has been a member of the high school’s field hockey team for the past two years. She spends much of her time dancing and enjoys studying ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, Irish soft shoe and Irish hard shoe at Spotlight Dance Studio in Taunton.
Her social impact initiative is entitled “No Time for Lyme” and her goal is to educate and prevent Lyme disease through her efforts.
This is Jaime’s first title within the Miss America Scholarship Program and she looks forward to doing service projects throughout the local community.
In April, she will compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding Teen. The winner will represent the state of Massachusetts in Orlando, FL at the national competition.
Both young women are available for community events and can be booked by reaching out through social media, emailing email@example.com , or calling (774) 955-2179.
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