Marisa Jo Moorhouse

New Hampshire 2018

Marisa Jo Moorhouse

State: New Hampshire

School: Southern NH University

College Major: Aviation operations & managment

Scholarship Winnings: $17,800.00

Social Impact Initiative: Art in Motion–Moving the World One Dance at a Time.

Miss America empowered me to: stand up for children in need and give everybody the chance to dance.

Bio: Marisa is an 18 year old who has always had a passion for the arts. She began dancing at age 11, loves the spotlight onstage and the roar of the crowd. At age 16, she created a program called Art In Motion–Moving the World One Dance at a Time to give underprivileged elementary school students the chance to dance. Marisa informs her students about what it means to be a healthy dancer and a happy athlete. She focuses on the nutritional values that dancers need in order to perform to their best abilities.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham