MIDDLEBURY — The newly crowned Miss Vermont, 22-year-old Danielle Morse, grew up in New Haven and now lives in Whiting. She has been a firefighter since she was 15 and just graduated from Castleton University's nursing program. She talked to Addison Independent reporter Christopher Ross about how her own experience as a patient at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital inspired her to become a nurse — and to give back in her role as Miss Vermont.
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NEW HAVEN NATIVE Danielle Morse was chosen Miss Vermont 2021 last month at the Vergennes Opera House. The 22-year-old, who now lives in Whiting, will spend the year promoting the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization and the UVM Children’s Hospital, with which she feels a very special connection. In December she will compete for the title Miss America.
Independent photo/Christopher Ross
WHITING — Danielle Morse is about to be the most photographed person in the state.
It comes with the territory. Late last month, just days after earning her bachelor’s degree from Castleton University’s nursing program, Morse, 22, was chosen as Miss Vermont 2021.
Over the next year, while working as a surgical nurse at Porter Medical Center, she’ll be traveling around the state, raising money for University of Vermont Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Fletcher Allen Children’s Hospital), inspiring young women as the ambassador for the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization, and posing for...