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Since 1954, the Miss Roanoke Valley program has mentored hundreds of local women and girls to achieve their dreams. As representatives of the Miss Virginia and Miss America Organizations, Miss Roanoke Valley and Miss Roanoke Valley’s Teen spend their year speaking at civic events, volunteering for local non-profits, and entertaining Virginians of all ages.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs for young women and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Miss America's values, Scholarship, Service, Style, and Success, are symbolized in the four-points of its crystal crown and are exemplified by the thousands of women who participate in local pageants every year.

Stars of the Star City

Meet

Miss Roanoke Valley

Grace Renée Pfleger

Grace Renée Pfleger is an opera singer, music therapist, and Miss Roanoke Valley 2024. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, she holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in German from the University of North Carolina School of the
Arts. In 2024, she graduated from Radford University with a Master of Science in Music Therapy and was named the Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Therapy by the university.


Grace is a mezzo-soprano and has been taking voice lessons since she was nine. She has been an Opera Roanoke Young Artist since 2021 and was a Teaching Artist at Palm Beach Opera in 2023. Recent opera roles include singing the title role of Hansel from Hansel and Gretel (Opera Roanoke), covering Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera
Roanoke), Miss Todd in the Old Maid and the Thief (Opera Roanoke and Radford University), and Venus from Venus and Adonis (Radford University).


Pfleger speaks fluent German and has spent many of her summers studying the language, culture, and singing abroad. She sang Lisetta from Die Welt auf dem Monde at the 2022 Middlebury College German for Singers program. In 2021, she sang
Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro in Weimar, Germany with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.


Grace’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) is Music is Therapy: Promoting a Profession and Passion. This initiative seeks to reveal to people of all ages and
backgrounds that music is medicine. With her combined experiences professionally as an opera singer/music therapist, and personally having grown up with two disabled brothers, Grace has witnessed that music helps with pain management, trauma, and community divides. As a Miss America Titleholder, she educates her community on the
science of Music Therapy and advocates for the profession. Further, she encourages those she meets to find their customized way to make music help them feel better.


As Miss Roanoke Valley, Grace has made numerous appearances at parades, galas, charities, and has sung the national anthem at various sporting events. She has led her community music therapy program, Music Through Generations, at numerous locations
including homeless shelters, retirement homes, and community centers.

 

Grace will be competing for the title of Miss Virginia this June at the Berglund Center. You can follow
her journey on Instagram at @grace_the_ginger1 and @missroanokevalleyva.

Meet Miss RV

Meet
Miss Roanoke Valley's Teen

Lexie Hovey

Lexie Hovey, Miss Roanoke Valley's Teen 2024, is a freshman in high school from Williamsburg, VA. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. A dancer, cheerleader, cellist, and athlete, Lexie enjoys many activities and even has a daredevil streak -- she loves rollercoasters and someday wants to skydive! 

As Miss Roanoke Valley's Teen, Lexie's platform issue is "Turning Type One into Type None: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation." 

At the Miss Roanoke Valley's Teen Competition, she danced to the song "Canned Heat" and earned special awards for interview, talent, and fitness. Lexie is excited to share a legacy of kindness in the Roanoke Valley.

Meet Miss RV Teen

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Miss Roanoke Valley's
Little Sisters

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