Alexa is very honored and eager to start her reign as Miss Long Island Teen 2018! Alexa will be entering her senior year at St. John the Baptist high school and after she graduates she hopes to pursue a career in politics.
This dream of hers began in 2011 when she met former Miss Long Island Teen Kimberly Taff. It wasn’t until this past April that she chose her platform; communities against drugs and gang violence. She chose this platform after hearing about the four Central Islip teenage boys who were tragically killed by MS13 gang members.
She believes that with a proper education and a role model to guide them, the next generation can accomplish anything they want in life. Alexa hopes to create workshops and seminars that will help the youth find jobs/internships that coincide with their future career choices.
Alexa is a strong believer in the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” She hopes that through community involvement, the next generation of youth will be guided down the right path. With the help of community leaders, business owners, and teenage mentors they can grow up to be successful young adults.
When Alexa is not out volunteering in her community, you can find her dancing at Venettes Cultural Workshop in Wyandanch. She practices ballet, tap, jazz, African, and hip-hop. In school, she enjoys working on projects for the media club like writing articles for the school newspaper. She also helps produce videos for film festivals. She loves to read magazines as well as keep up with the worlds political news.
Alexa can’t wait to find out what this year will hold as your Miss Long Island Teen 2018!