SAN ANTONIO - A local teen is already making a big impact on her community.

In fact, she caught the attention of Senator Menendez.

The State Senator recognized 14-year-old Alexa Cyr for her service. She joined him in Austin where he honored her with a letter of recognition for her community service, which includes fundraising for local non-profit organizations.

Senator Menedez said Cyr is a true role model for her generation.

Cyr isn't just a positive influence, she leaves Sunday for The Miss Texas week in Dallas, as a part of the Miss America Organization.