Megan Elise Warren

Miss North Central Mississippi
Hometown: Pontotoc, MS
Platform: Societies Forgotten- an outreach program for the homebound and elderly
Talent: Vocal
Hobbies: Singing, theatre, tennis, pageantry, wakeboarding, playing the violin, spending time with my family and friends
School: Pontotoc High School
Scholastic Ambition: To attain special honors upon high school graduation; attend Mississippi State University; major in business and one day own my own business
Scholastic Honors: Beta Club; Superintendent List; Honor Roll; Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society); CREATE Youth Foundation board member; Miss Pontotoc Junior High; Sophomore and Junior Maid on Homecoming Court
What makes you special and unique? What makes me unique is that I look at the inner beauty before I focus on the outer beauty
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? Most people don’t realize that I was homeschooled until the eighth grade
Best advice you have ever received? Never judge a book by the cover; always look at what is on the inside for true beauty
What can’t you live without? I can’t live without my phone
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Starbucks- White Chocolate Mocha Cappuccino
What is your favorite movie genre and why? Comedy, because I love to laugh
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Ten years from now, I see myself with a Business degree from Mississippi State University and establishing my own business. Eventually, I would love to have a loving husband and family
Most valuable lesson learned? Always stay true to your strong moral values and don’t follow the crowd
Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? My Granddaddy is one of my most valued role models. He is a Gideon Minister and is so dedicated to his ministry. He has traveled to many countries handing out Gideon Testaments and serving The Lord in whatever capacity is needed and has still made time to be at many of my activities, whether it be sports or pageants
What motivates you? Reaching goals that I have set for myself motivates me
Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? Winning the Volunteer Service Award at National American Miss for the many service hours for my Platform was a great accomplishment
Best compliment you have ever received? My best compliment came from one of my friends that said I was the kindest hearted person that she has ever met
Secret wish or dream? My secret wish is to go to Lithuania on a Mission trip
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? One day at school, my foot was stuck in a purse strap and I fell in front of the entire class
What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? Trying new foods, for example- raw oysters
What is your super power? Persistence
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program? There are several important things I have learned in the Miss Mississippi Program which one includes being a role model for girls of all ages but the most important would be to always be yourself and stay true to your moral values
Describe yourself in one word. Independent
A Fun Family Fact? While we were on vacation in Cancun, my family was able to swim with the dolphins and it was so much fun
Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are. Keep in mind the questions you’ve already been asked and include other things that you would like people to know about you
My name is Megan Elise Warren and my name means a pearl consecrated to God. I have been raised in church my entire life, so my name describes me perfectly. I have always been taught that God has a special purpose and a plan for my life. Whether in church or not, I should be an example for others that are watching me. My mom has always taught me to use my talents for God’s glory. My passion is singing and I sing every genre of music. I was recently chosen as one of the local seven finalists for the Texas Country Showdown. My voice teacher once chose me to play the lead as Mary Poppins and I can still say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards. I am currently playing a lead role in our junior play as Queen of Hearts. I have been trained in violin with the Suzuki method from age three to thirteen and once played in a small orchestra. I was home schooled until the eighth grade. It was very scary at first going into public school and leaving the comforts of home. My fears were short lived when I was elected Miss Pontotoc Junior High by my classmates. As a sophomore and as a junior, my classmates voted me as one of the maids for Homecoming Court. My grades are very important to me and I am very goal oriented. Recently, I was selected for the Superintendent List. Also, I was accepted into Mu Alpha Theta Club, which is a great honor. I was also chosen to be a board member for the CREATE youth foundation which offers leadership opportunities and the chance to learn about philanthropy and community involvement. I have always been outgoing and have never met a stranger. I told my granddad at the age of ten that I knew a lot for a ten year old. He was rather amused and agreed. At the age of thirteen, I won first place as Top Model at National American Miss and also won the Service Award for hours helping in community service. I am so proud to be chosen as Miss North Central Outstanding Teen. Through this experience, I hope to be a great role model for many young girls and make a difference for my Platform, Societies Forgotten which is an outreach program for the homebound and elderly
Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject. Be sure to name your platform and give a brief explanation of its purpose as well
My Platform, Societies Forgotten, is very dear to my heart. It consists of two groups of people, the elderly and the homebound. Currently, many homebound and elderly are suffering from loneliness and needs that go unnoticed. I have seen this first hand while assisting my mother at my childhood church as well as now at First Baptist Church. We have helped prepare food, deliver plates, entertain, and visit with many of these people. From the time I was three years old, my mother, brother, and I had our own route where we would deliver food and visit with many shut-ins. One of the elderly gentlemen, Mr. Lewis Spigner, shared memories of himself as a young man playing in Elvis Presley’s band. Most want to share their stories that will live on throughout time. Most of the elderly and homebound want to know they have not been forgotten. As a society, we have become so busy with our fast paced life that we have forgotten others in need. The look on their faces when someone shows they care is priceless. We, as a younger generation, could learn so much from their wisdom. I also helped my mother take care of my papaw when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had to be placed on Hospice at the time. I was home schooled at the time, which allowed my mom and I to take care of him in his own home. Getting to spend those last few days with him showed me that so many are in this same situation. Many become lonely and need help with things we take for granted, such as mowing lawns or buying groceries. My Platform, Societies Forgotten, doesn’t cost very much to incorporate. It takes someone willing to give of their time. My plan is to motivate our churches and communities to partner together to bring awareness to this issue. I want to help promote youth groups by forming committees to assist our elderly and homebound, while partnering with our churches, nursing homes, and home care facilities. There are small things we can do through these committees that can make a difference, for example mowing lawns, buying groceries, or just listening. We can bring awareness that will not allow anyone in our society to be forgotten