Miss Commonwealth 2020
Growing up in a family of music educators, Lexi has watched her family inspire and motivate students as they grow and develop through their school years. Through the support of her family, role models, and the positive influences around her, she has discovered the positive impact that music education can have on a students’ mental, emotional, and physical health. Today, Lexi uses her gift of music, her vast education, and her voice to influence public schools’ decisions in funding and maintaining strong music programs in their buildings.
Lexi graduated from Marathon High School in Marathon, New York at the top of her class with an Advanced Regents High School Diploma. Prior to graduating high school, Lexi received several general education collegiate credits in order to complete her general studies prior to leaving for college. At the age of twenty, she graduated with a degree in Music Education and a minor in Dance Arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in just three years. She accepted a full time teaching job and will be teaching 6-12 choir studies at Chenango Forks High School this Fall. Lexi hopes to start new and improved programs to give her students opportunities to continue their love and study of music outside of the concert choir setting. She is certified in World Music Drumming as well as Rhythm and Move Music and plans to show the other local schools in the area how the development and continuation of a music teacher’s education can aid in the progression of their students’ education in music. She plans on continuing her education while teaching full time to obtain a Masters Degree in General Education.
Lexi’s social impact initiative is Be Smart, Keep the Arts: Encouraging Local School Boards to Fund and Maintain Arts Education Programs. In her free time, Lexi works closely with the National Association for Music Education in their process of promoting music education to the public through social media and national conferences. Lexi also began a partnership with the president of the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association in determining the schools in Pennsylvania that have underfunded and under supported music education programs. As Miss Commonwealth 2020, she will represent the definition of commonwealth as being the common good for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania at the Miss Pennsylvania competition in June. She is truly grateful for the opportunity that the Miss Lancaster County Organization has given her and she hopes to make Lancaster County proud!