Morgan Harris

Miss All-America City Outstanding Teen

Hometown: Jackson, MS

Hobbies: Working out, singing, watching CNN, studying American history, dancing

School: Clinton High School

Scholastic Ambition: to obtain a Juris Doctor from one of the top 10 law schools in the U.S.

Scholastic Honors: A/B Honor Roll

Talent: Contemporary Dance

Platform: Life is Why- American Heart Association

What makes you special and unique? Something that is unique about me is that I love politics. I have a natural passion for making people’s lives better.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I take judo and hope to start competing against other athletes soon.

Best advice you have ever received? The best advice I’ve ever received is “Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart.” It was written on the board in my English teacher, Mrs. Burns’s, classroom. I try my best to live by this.

What can’t you live without? I cannot live without the CNN app. It gives me an update of what’s going on in our world and as soon as something significant happens, I have to be one of the first people to know.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure? A Chick-fi-A Chocolate Chunk Cookie. I have to get one every single I go to Chick-fil-A does not feel my meal never feels complete!

What is your favorite movie genre and why? I love romantic comedies! I’m definitely an optimist and romantic comedies always have a happy ending.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? I see myself settling into my career as an attorney and getting to know the people who would be helping me with my campaign for Senator as I would be turning 30, (the age requirement to be a senator,) in the next 4 years!

Most valuable lesson learned? The most valuable lesson I’ve ever learned is to do my personal best and to not compare myself to others.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? My most valuable role model is Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. She faced many tribulations when she became the first Indian Miss America, but she always kept a smile. She showed that intelligence will take you very far not only in pageants but in life.

What motivates you? The fear of failure motivates me. I know that when I do something I put everything that I have into it and I want to always do my personal best.

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? This year I got to cheer for Mississippi’s 6A High School Football Champions. I have cheered for the Clinton School District since sixth grade and it was awesome to help lead our guys to victory!

Best compliment you have ever received? The best compliment I’ve ever received was at a debate competition when I was told that I have the intelligence to be an awesome lawyer one day.

Secret wish or dream? My secret dream is to one day be President. It sounds so unrealistic to actually say it, but I know that if I continue to work hard and get my foot into the door in Washington, God would help lead me to the holding highest office in the land!

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? When performing with the Ambassador Show Choir in junior high I fell between one of the risers. I was glad that the only person other than me who seemed to notice was my mom in the audience.

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you?I’d love to try to run a marathon. I’m not good with cardio, but I’d love to train myself to be able to run that long of a distance

What is your super power?My superpower is that I’m personable. I work as hard as I can to know everything about any subject so that I can hold a conversation with anyone.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program?  You are now an OFFICIAL role model everywhere that you go and to everyone that you meet. The four points of the crown: style, scholarship, service, and success must be upheld at all times.

Describe yourself in one word. Devoted.

A Fun Family Fact?My sister and I look identical to each. My mom has to ask who is who on baby pictures of us even though we’re eight years apart.

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.

I am a sixteen year old from Clinton High School. My future goal is to one day be a politician who makes everyday American lives better. I am a John Fitzgerald Kennedy fanatic who loves modeling. I’ve been dancing since the age of three and performing is my favorite thing to do. I was apart of my school’s debate team during my sophomore year. I competed in congressional debate.

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 is Life is Why- American Heart Association. My father passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest in 2009, when I was nine years old. I have dedicated my year of service to teaching Mississippians not only ways to prevent a heart attack but what to do if they suspect someone of already having one. With my platform, I am able to make appearances and lead people in not only physical exercises but also talks about the importance of having a healthy diet.