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Portland Public Schools Students Contestants in Therapeutic Pageant

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Portland Public Schools Students Contestants in Therapeutic Pageant
Posted on 06/16/2016
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Four Portland Public Schools students will be contestants in the first annual Miss Sensational Pageant. The event is a therapeutic pageant for Maine girls and women of all ages with disabilities. It will take place at Riverton Elementary School, located as 1600 Forest Avenue, on Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m.

A total of 11 women and girls will participate as contestants this year. Each will win a sash and crown.

The Miss Sensational Pageant was founded by Katherine Ambrose, an occupational therapist for the Portland Public Schools, and Ali Clair, Miss Maine USA 2013. They want to create a positive experience through pageantry that focuses on celebrating the abilities and beauty of girls and women with disabilities. Their goals are to equip and empower participants with confidence, life skills, and friendships that will stay with them long after the pageant ends as well as educate the community on disabilities and the importance of acceptance. Tickets are on sale now and available at the door for $5.

The Miss Sensational Pageant is a program of Crossroads Youth Center (www.cycsaco.org), a Saco-based nonprofit youth organization that fosters awareness, social education and teaches tolerance for a safe environment.