A native of Bangor, Madisson Higgins was crowned Miss Maine Teen USA on 15 January 2022 and represented Maine at the Miss Teen USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada. The daughter of a career firefighter, Madisson has developed a passion to serve and celebrate first responders for all that they sacrifice while helping others. She is a competitive equestrian and dancer.
Miss Maine Teen USA 2022 Madisson Higgins attends John Bapst Memorial High School where she is a sophomore. The 16-year-old student has many passions; she is a dancer, a competitive equestrian, and a Student Senator for the Class of 2024. Madisson has a love for animals including her two labrador retrievers Tru and Timber. She is the daughter of a career Firefighter, now Fire Chief. Through his service, Madisson has developed a passion to serve and celebrate first responders for all that they sacrifice while helping others. Madisson has aspirations of one day becoming a nurse anesthetist, so she too can help others in time of need. Madisson is also inspired by her mother whois a CPA and has encouraged Madisson to follow her dreams in anesthesiology, a predominantly male field.
At the age of 3, Madisson began dancing at Top Hat II Dance Studio in Holden, Maine. She has practiced many forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. While she enjoys all dance, she loves tap dancing. Madisson has two horses, Misty who she has owned for nine years, and High Calibre “Libby” who she purchased two years ago when she outgrew her pony. She enjoys competing in Dressage and Eventing at her barn, PepperGrass Farm. Madisson is a member of the United States Pony Club, where she not only learns about horse care and management but also has given her the opportunity to mentor younger equestrians. Madisson is a member of the United States Dressage Federation and the United States Eventing Association. As a competitive equestrian, she has learned confidence and the meaning of hard work. Madisson loves to dress up but spends many days getting her hands dirty at the barn.
This summer Madisson will be a working student at PepperGrass Farm where she helps start new horses, cleans stalls, and perform other chores. She has also applied to volunteer one day a week at Northern Light, Eastern Maine Medical Center where she hopes to deliver medical equipment to operating rooms. Madisson’s favorite vacation destination is the United States Virgin Islands, where you can find her enjoying the beach, sand, and sun.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Madisson’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Madisson’s previous pageant photos.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Madisson’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Jasmine Roy as Miss Maine Teen USA 2023.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are “after the crown” photos.