Alyssa Murray Miss Delaware 2012
Education: University of Delaware – junior – Bachelor of Arts, Communications with a Minor in Spanish; Indian River High School
Platform Issue:Mela-NO-MORE, Skin Cancer Advocacy and Awareness
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a law degree/ Become a legal analyst for a news network
Talent: Jazz Dance – "River Deep Mountain High"
Scholastic Honors: Dean's List; Girl's State, Treasurer; National Honor Society; Carol Maclary Excellence in Education Award; High Honor Roll; Science Olympiad; Ferguson Award; George E. Gordy Scholarship; QRCF Scholarship; Fenwick Island Lions Club Scholarship; Sons of Italy Scholarship; National Honor Society Scholarship; Selbyville Community Club Scholarship.
Leadership Roles: Alpha Xi Delta, Chaplain; Varsity Cheerleading, Captain; Kick Butts Generation, Vice President; National Cheerleader's Association, Leadership Award; Hugh O'Brien Leadership Conference; Mentor at Phillip C. Showell Elementary; Tutor at Frankford Elementary School; Sussex County Honors Band; Best Buddies Organization, Ambassador; Autism Delaware 5K, Team Captain; Exercise Like the Eskimos Team (Polar Bear Plunge), Team Captain; Blue Gold Ambassador.
Accomplishments: MAO Community Service Award; Performed in Pro-Bowl Half-time Show; The Challenge Program Community Service Award; All-American Cheerleader with the National Cheerleader's Association and All-American Cheer and Dance; Performed in Orange Bowl; Alpha Xi Delta Sorority; Selected for Disney World Internship; Girl's State Chorus.
Interesting Facts: Broken over 40 bones; First generation college student; 12-year age gap between my little sister and me; Huge Harry Potter fanatic; Studied abroad in Spain; Back-up dancer for Ciara and Enrique Iglesias; Play steel drums, flute, piccolo, piano, guitar; Classically trained vocalist; Chalk phobia; Offered a character role at Disney World; Loves cooking and baking.