MISS RIVER VALLEY OUTSTANDING TEEN
Class of 2017
Dual pageant with Miss St. Croix Valley
Director: Berniece “Bernie” Meyer
Pageant Date: February 18, 2017
Platform: “Music Lessons Are Life Lessons”
Lillie Imm is a seventh grade student at Liberty Classical Academy. She has two younger brothers, two dogs and a passion for music.
At school, Lillie is on the A honor roll, she has received the National Latin Exam Award, was nominated for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, and won first place in the chess tournament. She has performed the National Anthem at a majority of her school’s home sports games over the past three years. Her favorite subject is History because she loves learning from stories of the past.
Performing has been a part of Lillie’s life since she was in her first dance recital as a toddler. After the first dance and while still onstage she used the baby sign language for ‘more’ and has continued to perform more ever since that day. In her spare time, you will find her taking dance lessons, singing, songwriting, recording her original music, and playing piano and guitar.
Lillie believes that through her private instruction in music and other arts she has learned priceless life lessons. She attributes her success in school, music and community service to the many hours spent with her amazing coaches. She knows in her heart, that all the wonderful opportunities she has been given and many of her achievements are due in large part to the lessons she has learned over the years. Besides gaining skills in singing, dancing, acting, instruments, songwriting…she believes she has learned goal-setting, perseverance, self-discipline, problem solving abilities, and math and reading skills. This is why Lillie started her platform, “Music Lessons Are Life Lessons” and became an ambassador for the MusicLink Foundation.
Through her work with the MusicLink Foundation, she is helping to bring music to the lives of children who could otherwise not afford private lessons. The MusicLink Foundation creates musicians one student at a time by linking children to teachers that are willing to reduce their lesson rates for qualifying students. Lillie has been meeting with local music teachers, administrators, and youth directors to inform them on how to refer children to the program. Her goal is to first fill the current lesson openings and then work toward finding additional teachers willing to donate their time.
For more information on the MusicLink Foundation please visit their website: www.MusicLinkfoundation.org.