Miss Emerald City’s Oustanding Teen 2018
Platform: A Dancing Queen: Empowering Youth Through Movement
Novalee Lewis is a student at Life Christian Academy where she is on the A honor roll and an active member of the National Junior Honor Society. She has traveled over 62,000 miles to mentor youth and teach the importance of kindness. Novalee is a competitive dancer at Image Studio of Dance where she enjoys training thoroughly in all forms of dance. She has been a part of their performing company for several years and has won numerous dance scholarships and awards both locally and on the national level.
Her love for youth and dance sparked the idea for her own platform, “A Dancing Queen: Empowering Youth Through Movement.” Through A Dancing Queen, Novalee hopes to work to close the opportunity gap in our youth by providing free and accessible dance lessons for those who do not have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. Novalee has experienced first hand the many benefits of dance and has made it her mission to provide those same benefits to our youth no matter their background or resources.
Novalee aspires to attend Harvard Business School and become a Chief Executive Officer of her own property management company. For now, she continues to practice her business skills and property acquiring by staying undefeated in Monopoly.