A Dyer student was crowned Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Jolee Morgan, 14, will now compete in Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen to be held in Gallatin March 20-21. The competition includes a private interview, active/fitness wear, on-stage question, talent, and evening gown.
Morgan is active in her school and community. She has been a Dyer cheerleader for three years. She is an Eagle Student Ambassador and a member of the junior high color guard, BETA Club, and the A Honor Roll. She was recently voted Miss Dyer Junior High by her eighth grade class.
Morgan has been dancing at Bonnie’s School of Dance in Humboldt under the direction of Bonnie Cagle since she was five years old. She loves all types of dance, but jazz/acrobatic is her favorite. She has been competing in dance since she was 7, and her talent at Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen will be an acrobatic/jazz routine.
Morgan has participated in pageants since she was 8, but this is her first year in the Outstanding Teen program. It’s been a dream of hers since she saw her family friend Allie Privitt win the title of Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen a few years ago. Morgan said to herself then, “I want to try that when I’m older.”
Her platform is “Everyone CAN Make a Difference,” and she uses the hashtag #takeabiteoutofhunger to raise awareness on food insecurity and childhood hunger on social media. By focusing on food drives, food pantries, and education, Morgan hopes she can assist in helping end the story of hunger. Being a title holder also gives her a way to show others that education, making a lasting impression on other children, and trying to make your community a better place are important.
Morgan’s year of Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen will focus on her platform as well as fulfilling any appearances and community service projects in her area. If you would like Morgan to assist with your community service projects, please contact her mother Rene at 731-234-2827.
Morgan is the daughter of Michael and Rene Morgan of Dyer. She is the granddaughter of Linda and the late Danny Morgan of Trenton and the late Jerry and Brenda Robinson of Dyer. Morgan is a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Dyer, where she is active in the youth group.