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Newest queen has held every Van Buren title

VAN BUREN, Maine — Renee Sarah Lapointe, the newly crowned Miss Van Buren 2022, is the only resident in recent years to have held every single Van Buren title.

Lapointe began as Petite Miss Van Buren and then Little Miss, going on to win Little Miss Potato Blossom. She became Miss Pre-teen and then Pre-teen Potato Blossom, following which she was crowned Junior Miss Van Buren and was first runner-up at the Potato Blossom pageant. 

In grade 10 she was crowned Miss Teen Van Buren, during the COVID-19 pandemic. And finally, as a senior this year, she came full circle and was crowned Miss Van Buren.

Lapointe is the daughter of Michael and Christine Lapointe of Van Buren and is a senior at Van Buren District School. She is the president of the Student Senate and the National Honor Society.

She serves on the Van Buren Schools Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA ) board. She has consistently earned high honors through high school, received her CNA and has taken 43 college credits. She will enter as a sophomore in the fall at The University of Maine, studying nursing and minoring in dance. She received the UMaine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship. 

Lapointe is a Carlton Music Festival winner and has danced at the Maine Dance Academy for 14 years, receiving many outstanding dancer awards. She has been a part of the Maine Dance Academy’s gymnastics program since its inception and has gone on to be an instructor. She has starred in many plays through out the years at University of Maine at Presque Isle and has even auditioned for Broadway. 

She has lettered in soccer, basketball and tennis.  She has made All-Aroostook Tennis, All Aroostook soccer three years in a row, was part of the Northern Maine Class D All Star Team, and was chosen for the Aroostook League Scholar Athlete Award and received a $400 scholarship. 

Following winning the Junior Miss Maine title, she competed in Arkansas, placing in the top 15.

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