Miss Red Rose City's Outstanding Teen 2019

Allison Gress

Name:    Allison Gress


Title:    Miss Red Rose City's Outstanding Teen 2019


Hometown:    Reinholds, Pennsylvania

Education:    Conrad Weiser High School

Platform Issue:    Happy Tails: Finding Furry Friends Forever Homes


Scholastic/ Career Ambition:    To obtain a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing To earn 100 hours of community service by high school graduation


Talent:    Tap Dance - "Chained to the Rhythm"


Allison has been awarded the Presidential Physical Fitness Award 3 years in a row; Student of the Month for English, Science, Fashion Design, and Accounting 1; Academic High Honor Roll; 4.0 GPA; President's Education Award for Educational Excellence; Academic Award in English and Fine Art; Taking 3 honors/AP classes this year

Allison planned, organized and lead troop activities in Girl Scouts; Lead younger Girl Scouts in badge earning; Sold over 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two separate years; Won top seller awards for Girl Scout cookies; Planned and hosted many Girl Scout cookie booths, member of Mini-THON club, SADD Club, FBLA, and Make It Happen Club; Member & Secretary of the Conrad Weiser High School Dance Team


Allison earned Bronze Award in Girl Scouts; Danced at regional and national dance competitions; Recently won "platinum" award, "simply joyful!" special judges award, and iDance4aCure award at a national dance competition for a solo tap dance which is my talent tonight; Danced at Philadelphia 76ers pre-game and half time shows; Danced down Main Street USA at Disney World; Won Jon S. Gruber Legacy Award; Placed second at regional FBLA competition for "Job Interview"


Allison's favorite television show is "Shark Tank” because she dreams of starting her own business one day; she loves to sew; she LOVES apple juice; and she will attend a two week pre-college program at Marist College for Fashion Merchandising. Allison also plans to attend PA Free Enterprise Week at Lycoming College


Allison feels that being Miss Red Rose City's Outstanding Teen is a terrific way to share her vision of helping our furry friends find forever homes. By connecting families with pet shelters and rescues, She can bring awareness to the need of so many animals who are looking for a second (or more) chance of finding a forever home. As Miss Red Rose City's Outstanding Teen, she plans to travel Lancaster's pet rescues and animal shelters, interview shelter managers, and bring attention to the struggles of our forgotten pets. Sharing what she has learned on social media is very important to her platform. She can continue bringing awareness of those forgotten and overlooked pets by continuing to showcase them as my "Pet of the Week" in hopes they find a fur-ever home fast. Also, on her website, www.HappyTailsPetAdoption.com, people looking to adopt a pet can find shelters, listed by county, to make their experience of looking for that paw-fect pet even easier!


As Miss Red Rose City's Outstanding Teen, Allison would have the opportunity to change the future of an entire generation and future generations by getting children and adults to understand why these animals are in a shelter. She leaves an impact with every shelter she visits because of her happiness, love, and enthusiasm to help animals. She wants to be known as the queen who is passionate and inspiring for her platform and people around her every day.


Allison is available to speak to groups, perform or appear at special events on behalf of you or your organization.  To request an appearance, fill out the contact form or email misslancasterco@gmail.com.

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