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Beautiful People

This year, we sought out those who were thought to be beautiful inside as well as out. Nearly 3,000 of you cast your vote.

By Arlene Johns

Alexa Semelsberger hails from Northern Cambria. The 25-year-old is the daughter of Scott and Carolyn Semelsberger. She is a 2010 graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and a graduate of Saint Francis University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in health science and a master of occupational therapy degree. She is employed as a pediatric occupational therapist at the DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation at Saint Francis University and as an adjunct instructor at the university. She also works as a pediatric occupational therapist at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.

Although still quite young, Alexa already has a long history of volunteering. "I have previously served as a counselor at Camp Spifida, a week-long summer camp for children with spina bifida. I have also volunteered at the Special Olympics." She also helped raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Throughout high school and following graduation, she volunteered at local nursing homes and, last year, served as an assistant junior high volleyball coach for Bishop Carroll.

"I also volunteer at my parish, Prince of Peace Church, and I met my fiance, Matthew Brown, there when we were both altar servers. We are planning a July 2017 wedding at that location. We both have a passion for working with children; he was previously a special education teacher and now works as a fourth-grade reading teacher. We are able to bounce different ideas off each other since we both work with children."

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