MISS ST. CROIX VALLEY OUTSTANDING TEEN
Class of 2019
Platform: B# - Inspiring Children With Music
School: St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists
Director: Berniece "Bernie" Meyer
Next Competition Date: February TBD, 2020
Hill Murray High School, Maplewood, Minnesota
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CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL LUCHSINGER, MISS MINNESOTA'S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2019!!
Miss St Croix Valley's Outstanding Teen, Rachel Luchsinger has grown up with a strong passion
for music and the arts, and is inspiring children, using her musical talent, to B#. Rachel has dealt with anxiety growing up and has found music to be one of the best tools to overcome many of
the challenges facing her.
Because of these experiences, she has a strong passion for children at
an early age to find their artistic outlook so that they can grow strong and confident, and
accomplish their dreams.
Rachel's platform is: B# - Inspiring Children With Music.
One of the many ways Rachel has implemented her platform is by starting her very own piano studio. She currently has 8 students. Teaching piano to her students has taught her many things about being a leader as well as developing skills for working with kids. Rachel is also active in other leadership roles: camp counseling for the theater company, Ashland Productions, and
writing and directing “Give a Smile, Stop Bullying” for her elementary school.
Along with playing piano, Rachel has performed in over 23 musicals the past 7 years. She also loves penguins and loves to downhill ski with her family every winter. She has performed at the Mall of America with the MusicLink Foundation and has worked with them to raise money for all children to have access to music lessons. She is also a state winner and two-time district winner of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) piano competition and has performed in the MMTA Honors Concert. Rachel also loves to perform for others as often as possible. She has performed at both Urban Olive and Vine, and Cafe Latte. Because of her busy schedule, Rachel has learned important time management skills most teenagers don’t develop until adulthood and she maintains a GPA above 4.0 in school.