Monday, January 4, 2016

"The new Miss Nashville is from Mount Pleasant"

From The Journal

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"MOUNT PLEASANT — Winning pageants isn’t anything new for Mount Pleasant’s Jeanette Morelan.

"Morelan, 21, a senior at Belmont University in Tennessee, was named Miss Nashville 2016 in a pageant on Nov. 8. She also won Miss America’s Outstanding Teen award for the year 2010 at the age of 14, making her the youngest ever to win the award.

"But for Morelan, the accolades and honors are about more than just external beauty.

"'It allows the titleholder to not just be a pretty face wearing a crown, but it allows the titleholder to have a voice,' she said.

"Throughout her life, Morelan has been more than just a pretty face. When she won Outstanding Teen while a student at The Prairie School, she raised more than $200,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. At Belmont, she was the school’s student body president as a junior. Over the summer, she went to South Africa, where she was a teacher and soccer coach for impoverished children.

"'I thought in a different dimension after winning that,' Morelan said of being named Outstanding Teen at such a young age. 'It’s all about the small things people can do to make a difference.'"

"That belief is what inspired Morelan’s platform for her pageants, which she calls 'the power of one.' Essentially, she tries to get people to focus on the impact that they can make as an individual on the world around them."

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1 comment:

lizardmom said...

she's a very sweet, talented girl :)