A south Bossier teen will be representing Louisiana at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen finals in Orlando this summer.
Meagan Crews, 17, won the crown and title of Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2014 and will be leaving July 24 to begin her quest for the national title. Crews, a senior at Parkway High School, said she can’t even explain how she felt when she was announced as the state pageant’s winner.
“It’s definitely something you think about and dream about,” she said. “Until it’s actually happening to you, though, it’s the craziest thing. It’s an unfathomable moment.”
Now she has her eyes set on the national title and is working toward becoming the next Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. Several fundraising events have been organized to help cover her expenses for the national pageant, which will total about $5,000.
The first is tonight (June 30) at Johnny’s Pizza on Barksdale Boulevard. A portion of sales between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be given to Crews, who will be there for a meet and greet as well. There will also be a silent auction and raffle for gift certificates to local businesses. The raffle drawing will be held July 20.
Crews will be at Sonic on Barksdale Boulevard on July 8 for a meet and greet event. A portion of sales that day will be given to help fund her trip to nationals.
Gumbo to Geaux is selling meal tickets for $10 each. Meals come as a two piece catfish or six piece shrimp combo with fries, coleslaw and hush puppies. Meal tickets can be redeemed any time between June 23 and July 15.
Her plan for the next year is to complete high school, attend events as Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen on weekends and volunteer in her spare time. In the meantime, she’s focused on nationals and making the Bossier community proud.
Meagan is the daughter of Lee Crews and Susan Christie. A Facebook page has been created with information on upcoming fundraisers. It can be found at www.facebook.com/pages/Fundraiser-for-Meagan-Crews.