Ms. American Elegance 2021-22 

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Elizabeth Buchholz

Elizabeth Buchholz is currently seeking dual degrees in Mathematics and German Language and Culture from The University of Alabama in Huntsville and is set to graduate in May 2022. She has held officer positions for Alpha Omicron Pi - Delta Tau chapter, UAH German Club, and UAH Recreational Outing Club. Elizabeth was also a member of UAH Women’s Soccer and UAH Cheerleading. Elizabeth is currently serving on her sorority’s Alumnae board as the New Member Experience Advisor and after graduation, Elizabeth intends to grow her own business and prepare for graduate school.

The American Elegance National pageant was Elizbeth’s first step into the pageant world where she competed as Ms. Alabama American Elegance 2021. She currently holds the title of Ms. American Elegance 2021-2022 and, as a titleholder, Elizabeth promotes mental health education and awareness in athletes. She hopes to use her platform to create and grow a nonprofit that provides resources and education for coaches and athletes from the high school level up through professional and retired athletes. After retiring from competitive sports, Elizabeth got into coaching by volunteering with several local Middle school soccer teams and she is currently coaching JV Cheer at St. John Paul II Catholic High School. After 23 years of sports herself and being raised by two-lifetime athletes, Elizabeth places a high value on the health and wellness of young athletes.

Spending most of 2021 adjusting to post COVID life, Elizabeth has focused on self-reflection and planning for her future. After being diagnosed with ADHD in October 2021 she began learning to work with her brain and not against it. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, working out, photography, and binge-watching true crime documentaries.