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Upstate Special Olympics athlete to make New York Society fashion week debut

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Rachel Lewis to model in New York fashion week. (Photo credit: Kaitlin Ebeling/ Photography by Kaitlin) Rachel Lewis to model in New York fashion week. (Photo credit: Kaitlin Ebeling/ Photography by Kaitlin)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Rachel Lewis, a Special Olympics athlete from Travelers Rest, has been selected to model in a runway show during New York Society Fashion Week.

Lewis will model in the KrissyKStudios show next week. The show will make its way to the Upstate on Oct. 14 where Lewis will once again walk the runway for Greenville Society Fashion Week.. 

“I feel proud,” Lewis said. “It’s been a dream of mine.”

Rachel’s dreams tend to become accomplishments. She has served as a congressional intern for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. An avid supporter of Special Olympics South Carolina, Lewis traveled to Washington D.C. in 2015 to advocate for continued funding for Special Olympics programs. In 2014, Lewis won bronze and silver medals in Aquatics at the Special Olympics USA Games. 

She loves dancing and her volunteering job at the Caine-Halter YMCA where she helps take care of children.

"I cherish it when I see Rachel,” said Lee Keels of the Caine-Halter YMCA. “It makes my day to see her smiling face. She’s upbeat and positive about the Y and life in general. She’s an amazing person.”

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