Hello! My name is Morgan, I’m entering my Senior year at Edmond Memorial High School in Oklahoma. In 2013, I embarked on a journey that would forever change my life; I competed in my first pageant as part of the Miss America organization, now I know that may sound silly to some of you, but it is more than just a “beauty pageant” it’s a Scholarship Organization. I have been able to share my platform of Ending Childhood Hunger with thousands¬†of people around the state and my local community. In 2015, I competed and won my very first local title (Miss Creek County’s Outstanding Teen 2016), and I have to say¬†it was the best year of my life; this organization has opened so many doors for me this past year. In June, I went on to compete at Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen 2016. That experience gave me a bigger platform to share my passion with others. In September of 2016, I won the title of Miss Indian Nations Outstanding Teen 2017 and will continue to share my passion and story with others.

Many of you have heard the statistic that 1 in 4 children go hungry every day but this is a real reality for every community throughout our state. Childhood Hunger is a major problem in our country and my goal is to help as many families, children, and organizations as possible. My mom was food insecure as a child and if it weren’t for the programs offered she and my grandmother would have gone hungry. As a result, I have teamed up with the two major food banks in Oklahoma; The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. With this Rustic Cuff fundraiser I am able to give back and I hope you’ll help me.

In my local community I serve at our Food Pantry called Project 66 (www.project66.org). It’s a wonderful place to get involved and help those in my community who are in need with fresh foods and basic necessities. I have also been given opportunities to go into the Edmond school system and hold and participate in food drives benefiting their on campus food pantry’s. Its very important that all children in the public school system are taken care of no matter their home situations. Last year, at Cimarron Middle School students collected over 1100 pounds of food over a few weeks; to make this fun and exciting we gave the grade level who collected the most food a donut party! The school also chose ten students from each grade level to build a canned structure and they were voted on based on creativity. The students all had wonderful ideas and in the end the 7th grade won with their CANesseum. This year’s food drive is just getting started! I can’t wait to see what this years numbers will be!

I want to thank you for visiting my site! Please purchase a bracelet and help hungry children all across our state!