Miss Oxford 2020
Olivia M. Kenter
Olivia comes from Wapakoneta, Ohio and currently attends the University of Cincinnati in pursuit of a Bachelor of Education in Middle Childhood Language Arts and Social Studies. She has spent over 100 hours volunteering in Cincinnati Public Schools, because of this she was then able to develop her social impact Initiative titled, ‘Ready, Set, Graduate!’. This initiative prepares high school students for life after graduation through research, professional development, resume building, and community service. Olivia has directed a 5K run where she raised over $13,000 to bring in speaker Kevin Hines to talk to the students about depression and suicide awareness. During her time at UC she led a team of women to raise hundreds of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the fall of 2019. She has raised thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
At the university Olivia is an Academic Coach in the Learning Commons and teaches cycling classes at the Campus Recreational Center. She is a member of the Tri Delta sorority where she is the current Collegiate Academic Chairman, and has been the Diversity and Inclusion Chairman, a member of the Future Greek Leaders Program, and the Delegate for the Junior Panhellenic Council. She serves as a General Body Member for the University of Cincinnati Student Alumni Council. She competed with the UC Running Club, has ran two half marathons, and broke multiple high school track records. She grew up in a very musical family where she has learned how to play the piano, percussion instruments, and sing. She has taken 5 years of piano lessons, 8 years of vocal lessons, and 2 years of acting lessons. She has had the opportunity to perform the national anthem for Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. She has starred in musicals such as ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Gypsy’, and ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’. She has been a member of the a cappella groups where she has competed for the International Competition for High School A Cappella, and the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella. She is so thankful for the opportunity to be the 2020 Miss Oxford.