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
Miss Roanoke Valley
Grace Renée Pfleger
Grace Renée Pfleger, Miss Roanoke Valley 2024, is an opera singer and music therapist who was raised in Roanoke, VA. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in German from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She will graduate from Radford University with a Master of Science in Music Therapy and plans to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist in early 2024.
Grace currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida working full time as a music therapy intern with VITAS Healthcare and is a Teaching Artist for Palm Beach Opera. While in Florida, she has been enjoying her time working with her voice teacher, Amy Cofield, who is helping her take the next steps in her career ambitions. Her ultimate dream is to be an international opera singer and music therapist who travels the world and shares her voice with everyone. In January, after finishing her internship, Grace plans to return home to Roanoke and carry out the title of Miss Roanoke Valley.
Grace's community service initiative as Miss Roanoke Valley is "Music Through Generations," a program which unites people of all ages together through music. An advocate for older adults, Grace and "Music Through Generations" combats ageism, reduces feelings of isolation, shares cultural values, and creates a final performance of three songs representing three generations: youth, adults,
Miss Roanoke Valley's Teen
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.