Article by W. Clay Crook-
The special guest speaker for the June 1, 2021, Lexington Rotary Club meeting was Miss Lexington Alexis Sanders. “I’m delighted to be here today and speak to you about some of the things I do and am passionate about,” she said. Public appearances and public speaking are a large part of the Miss America program.
She is originally from Conway, Arkansas, and her musical talent for the pageant is the flute, which she has enjoyed playing since the 6th grade. She graduated with a BS in Health Education and is working on a minor in Chemistry for a pharmaceutical career.
Alexis talked about some of the changes in the pageant system over the years and the different venues that are required in the pageant process. “My most favorite part of the competition is the evening gown competition,” which she says is not only elegant but relaxed.
She is from a long line of educators, and her mother also had six siblings who were all teachers. Her mother was a bit reticent about the pageant process, but Miss America is still one of the largest scholarship entities in the country, and Alexis was able to graduate debt free. She has been able to use her teaching side while at pharmacy school and has interned in one of the…
For the complete article, see the June 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.