Alexandra Badgett has one more month before she turns her title over to another teenager. The 16-year-old Badgett, a student at Lake Norman Charter High School, also serves as Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen.
Badgett has been involved for more than a year and a half with the Miss America Program, working to support her platform of T.A.P. or Teenagers Avoiding Pregnancy. She developed and implemented a performing arts program within Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and works with the community to help young girls build self-esteem and confidence in order to encourage them to make good choices.
Badgett is an honor student, a class representative for student council, a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Lake Norman Junior Leadership Program and has been selected to be a member of the Ronald McDonald House Teen Volunteer Board. She also enjoys competing in dance, as a member of B.B. Dance Productions for the last 12 years.
In 2011, Badgett was crowned as Miss Metrolina’s Outstanding Teen. At the Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Pageant that summer, she received the top score in the preliminary talent, fitness and top interview categories, finishing as the first runner-up.
She was crowned Miss Lake Norman in 2012, before taking her current title of Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen.
Once she graduates from high school, Badget hopes to obtain a MBA in Accounting and an MFA in Dance, with the goal of building and investing in businesses that support the performing arts.
Badgett is the daughter of Veronica Badgett-Perry and Joe Badgett, step daughter of Angela Badgett and Curtis Perry, as well as the granddaughter of the Rev. Rosetta E. Badgett and the late Curtis L. Badgett of Reidsville, and Carolyn and Frank Fleming.
After giving up her crown, Badgett will take part in a dance recital June 29, performing in Charlotte.