Lexie | West Delaware High School | Class of 2022

What are you most proud of today?

“I’m really proud of my work with the “Girls Supporting Girls” movement. Supporting other women instead of tearing them down will forever be something I strive for. All women should be supporting each other and working together. I work to make this message prominent in my school by leading by example. It’s important for people to see these kinds of interactions happening around them, so they can work towards creating this kind of supporting message in their own lives.”

What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

“I think my biggest accomplishment in life so far is my connection with myself. I think having a relationship with yourself and fully accepting and loving yourself is the foundation for a successful life, so I’m really proud that I’ve achieved such a deep connection with myself at such a young age.”

What is your favorite extracurricular activity and what do you love most about it?

“My favorite extracurricular activity is show choir. I feel like all we do in high school is look for a place to fit in. A place where we can connect with others on our similarities. That place for me is show choir. I was named head dance captain this year. It really meant a lot to me to know that my hard work had paid off. I think it’s a combination of a place to feel like I belong and being able to work hard and see that reward come back to me that really set show choir apart from the rest. It’s a place where my effort is taken into account and an environment where I feel supported. It really is my home.”

Tell us something you’re looking forward to.

“I’m looking forward to taking on a big city. Going from a small town to a college town will be a huge change, but it’s a change I feel has always been meant for me. I feel as though my personality is too big for this town, so I’m really looking forward to branching out and finding my place in the world.”

Who or what was most helpful or influential to you in your high school career, both in school and outside of school?

“I think what was most influential to me in high school was learning that people are meant to come and go, and that’s just a part of life. If who you associate with isn’t changing, then you’re not growing. I think this was really influential because it has prepared me for when it is time to leave my hometown. It’s okay if I don’t stay in contact with a lot of people after high school, that’s meant to happen. We’re all going off to start our own journeys and all I can do is support them as the begin the next chapter of their lives.”

Where do you see yourself in five years?

“Hopefully in five years I’ll be working with National American Miss, the largest pageant system in the United States, to continue to work towards to their goal of growing confidence in the next generation of young women through pageantry.”

What are your career goals?

“I want to become a pageant director. Pageants have created a space for me to escape from ordinary life. A safe space where I can be my authentic self. I want to know that I was apart of creating that escape for other young girls who are in the same position as myself.”

What makes you happy?

“Self care nights with Taylor Swift playing, face masks, journaling, and lots of cats.”

How have you changed since your freshman year?

“I can’t even recognize the girl I used to be. She was so naive, and that’s okay. She was meant to change and that’s exactly what high school is meant for, finding yourself and growing. I like to think that I’m now specifically much better at communicating my emotions, sharing my views, and fully understanding myself.”

What was your favorite part about your experience with EKP Seniors?

“Everything. Absolutely everything. If I had to narrow it down to one specific thing it would be Billy and Kaely’s ability to make you feel like an individual. No shoot I’ve done with them has ever been the same. They really make your session specific to you, and don’t make you feel like you’re just any other client. I remember at my senior session I was a little nervous just because it was such an important shoot to me, and Kaely asked me what music I wanted to play while we shot. We jammed to Taylor Swift all day, and it really made me feel like these people care about me, and want to make this shoot customized to me and make me feel special.”

Which product from your order do you love the most?

“I really love my image box. I can switch out photos on the stand to match the vibe for the day, and it really allows me to showcase all of my favorite pictures I received.”

What sort of future career, training, and/or college major are you envisioning for yourself?

“My end goal is to become a pageant director, but the in-betweens are still a bit blurry. I want to go to a university, and am currently looking at majoring either in event management, communications, psychology, or marketing.”

“I cannot say enough good things about Eleanor Kathryn Photography. I feel like I’ve grown up with them. They’ve watched me not just grow as a model, but as a person. They’ve helped me accomplish so many great things in the modeling world (National American Miss Iowa Teen Photogenic Winner, National American Miss Iowa Teen Top Model Photoshoot 1st runner-up, Des Moines Fashion Week Model, and many more). They’ve helped me become confident in front of the camera, and have allowed me to really dig into my potential. With them I was always able to my fully authentic self. My experience and everything I’ve learned from Billy and Kaely will be with me for the rest of my life, and for that I am so unbelievably grateful.”

West Delaware High School | Class of 2022


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