Marisa Buchheit, Miss Illinois 2014, advocates for fine arts education in schools

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Marisa Buchheit is the newly crowned Miss Illinois 2014, and will be competing for the title of Miss America 2015 LIVE on ABC on Sunday, September 14th, 2014. Marisa's personal platform is called "From STEM to STEAM: Keeping the Arts in Education". She advocates for the fine arts as a core component of education in our schools.

Miss America 2015, will be the 88th Miss America pageant and is scheduled to be held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Nina Davuluri of New York will crown her successor at the end of the event. It will be broadcast on ABC.


Marisa Buchheit
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Age: 24
Northside College Prep High School
Cleveland Institute of Music
Scholastic Ambition: To earn a Master's degree in Opera Performance
Talent: Operatic Vocal- (Marisa sings in 7 languages and is always eager to learn and perform new repertoire. She has performed in Italian, German, French, Czech, Chinese, Thai, and her native English)
Scholastic Honors: Academic honors from Cleveland Institute of Music; Cleveland Institute of Music Merit Scholarship; Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, Dean's List; President of Professional Service Fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon
Career Ambition: To become a professional opera singer!

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