Class of 2017
Pageant Date: January 6, 2018
Blaine High School
Platform: A Chain Reaction of Kindness
Alexandra will complete her Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness, Spanish minor, and Business Certificate at the University of Minnesota this December. After the completion of her undergraduate degree, Alexandra plans to attend graduate school to become a licensed and certified physician assistant.
Her passion for the Miss America Organization begins with volunteer work. She has volunteered as a camp counselor for kids with heart disease, Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls on the Run coach, Meals on Wheels driver, and nursing aide at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Proficient in Spanish, she spent a week serving underprivileged youth in Costa Rica. This year, she organized a clothing drive and collected over 500 items to donate.
As Miss Chain of Lakes 2017, she will organize events and speak to local communities about how we can change our world by performing simple acts of kindness. She believes that by encouraging people to demonstrate kindness, we can spread a contagious wave of selflessness through our community to counteract the pervasive negative messages present in our society.
Alexandra is the daughter of Timothy and Kristine Koes and sister of Nicholas Koes.