Penobscot Times reports UMaine student crowned Miss Maine USA

The Penobscot Times reported that University of Maine student Julia Van Steenberghe of Old Town was crowned Miss Maine USA on Nov. 10 in South Portland. She will represent the state in 2020 in the televised national Miss USA pageant. Van Steenberghe is a Presidential Scholar at UMaine, double majoring in elementary education and child development and family relations, according to the article. On campus, Van Steenberghe works at the New Balance Student Recreation Center and is a tour guide for the Admissions Office. ”I pushed myself to be the best version of myself, both physically and mentally, and I am proud of the person I have grown into throughout this journey,” the former UMaine cheerleader said in the article.