Charlestown resident Carrie Sunde was crowned Miss Cambridge 2013 during the Miss Boston and Cambridge pageant at the Park Plaza in Boston.
Sunde recently moved back to Charlestown to live with her dad and said she was excited to represent the neighborhood she calls home.
Sunde, a 2010 graduate of North Quincy High School, is currently studying Public Relations at Syracuse University.
Sunde said her platform issue during the pegeant was to “Lend a Helping Hand” by promoting volunteerism in the community.
She said her career ambition is to earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and to become a PR director at a Massachusetts hospital.
Sunde is on the Dean’s List at Syracuse University and graduated North Quincy High with high honors. There she was a member of the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society.
She was a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipient, a $1,000 Quincy Lion’s Club Leadership Scholarship recipient and Woodward School for Girls-Grand Prize Science Fair winner.
Sunde is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)-Newhouse-Chapter President. She also serves as Administrative Vice President at the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at Syracuse.
Since entering Syracuse University a staff writer for the college’s newspaper, Daily Orange.
But Sunde’s talents don’t stop there. She has danced with the Boston Ballet School for 12 years that included seven seasons performing in the Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”.
Sunde was adopted from Changsha,China when she was one and a half years old. She visited China at the age of 13 and volunteered at local orphanages. She has studied Mandarin Chinese for three consecutive years.